Governance

Governance

State and city policy and governance that impacts local small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The new the Jumpstart Our Businesses and Startups Act has opened the door for crowdfunding, a boon to fledgling startups in Central Ohio seeking new ways to raise equity. The law, which was signed by President Obama on April 5,...
A new law that takes effect March 22 is expected to help spirits producers in Ohio expand operations. House Bill 243, introduced by Ohio Reps. Casey Kozlowski and Ron Young, allows microdistillers to sell spirits in full-size bottles at their...
InvestOhio, a $100 million effort to spur investment in small businesses throughout the state, launched earlier this week. Administered by the Ohio Department of Development in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Taxation, InvestOhio provides a non-refundable personal income tax credit...
The Columbus Chamber and CD102.5 have partnered to bring the first business-themed podcast to Columbus. During cbuzz, host and local comedian Dan Swartwout will speak with local business owners and entrepreneurs and allow them to tell their story and highlight...
On March 1, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio's board of trustees approved a resolution that waives all SWACO fees for those who recycle source-separated materials. In other words, if a business chooses to separate recyclables for collection...
Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce is using Minority Enterprise Development Week, which ends tomorrow, to remind minority business owners of the resources available through the his office, namely the GrowNOW program. Since taking office in January 2009, Boyce’s administration claims it...
Entrepreneurs looking to launch community market ventures can celebrate today, as their work just got a little bit easier. Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the public safety and judiciary committee, announced earlier this week that proposed "community...
A statewide Small Business Advisory Council has been created to review government rules and regulations, and identify those that place unnecessary burdens on Ohio's job creators. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor recently announced her selections to fill five seats of the...

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