Google, Ohio Partner In Small Business Program

Secretary of State Jon Husted announces partnership with Google that will help boost the online presence for small businesses at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. (Courtesy: Ben Postlethwait)
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Ohio’s Secretary of State is announcing more changes that -- he says -- bring the process of creating a new business into the 21st Century. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow explains.

“There has never been a better time to start a business in Ohio.”

Rob Biederman, of Google, made that claim after announcing a new partnership with the state.

Now when someone registers their business with the Secretary of State’s office they’ll have a chance to create their own website and make their business easier to find through Google.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said his office is finding more ways of relying on web tools and services rather than the old days of paperwork filing.

“That’s regulatory reform. That’s a real example of how you made it easier for the public of a business to comply with government rules and regulations. And that’s what we hope everybody in Ohio will do,” said Husted.

The announcement comes on the same day the business registration fee fell from $125 to $99

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