(Columbus) - A lot of businesses in Ohio may have closed down for good during the height of the pandemic, but some people, took the lemons they were given, and made lemonade.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says that, in May 2020, there were 12,892 new business filings across the state, which is the most such filings in May for any year on record.
LaRose says it seems as if the majority of these businesses are at-home businesses. “During the stay at home order, Ohioans didn’t sit on their couch,” said LaRose. “Those who could, worked from home, gave school lessons to our children, and many started new businesses because the American dream is not about sitting still. It’s always been about working hard for your family and the life you love, and many people love being their own boss. We should all reward Ohio’s strong work ethic by supporting local businesses.”
The state has information about how to start a business.
The Secretary of State's office says new business filings are classified as forms filed with the Ohio Secretary of State that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Filing as a business in Ohio does not guarantee the company will begin operations, be profitable or create jobs.
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