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Small Business

If you are starting a business or want to learn more about how to operate a business, the Library has free resources to help you.

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

State of Ohio Assistance

The Ohio Development Services Agency offers several assistance programs, including "The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program" and "Publicly Funded Daycares." Visit the Office of Small Business Relief website or call 1-833-249-6446

Federal Assistance

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the Federal Government has enacted several loan/grant programs for small businesses, primarily through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Local Assistance

Several local organizations are offering help:

  • The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's COVID-19 Business Center includes a Business Response Helpline. | Their Daily Update also includes relevant notices of state/federal legislative/executive order actions.
  • Hamilton County Development Company's COVID-19 Resource Guide includes a helpful checklist, among other resources.

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