Start A Business
What’s your enterprising idea?
Over the past several years, many innovative companies and unique small businesses have come to call Erie County, Ohio home. We are pleased to have these bright creative minds leading our community forward.
Want to join in? Starting a business isn’t always easy. But our team can help you solve many common challenges:
- Procedures – Download Starting Your Business in Ohio for guidance on registering your business. Local permits and licenses may also be required depending on your industry. Contact us for assistance.
- Business Expertise – Our RISE program provides entrepreneurs and existing businesses access to free business development assistance. Our business advisors help you to wrap sound business practices around great business ideas.
- Funding – Our staff and the RISE program will help you to prepare to access funding in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem. Programs are highly competitive with limited funds, but we will walk you through available programs to help you start your business such as the Ohio 3rd Frontier or local Revolving Loan Funds and Economic Development Programs.