All CPA firms are required to register with the Accountancy Board of Ohio (ABO). If your firm performs any audits, compilations or reviews, your firm must also register for Peer Review. The Ohio Society of CPAs is the administering agent for the ABO's Peer Review process. For firm registration information/peer review information:
Whether you’re planning to establish a sole proprietorship, general or limited partnership, limited liability company or corporation, this State Law Attribute Comparison Grid prepared by Society member Steven A. Martin of Blaugrund Herbert & Martin is an excellent reference for you to have at your fingertips.
View the Business Organizations―State Law Attribute Comparison Grid or right-click on the link and "save as" to download this document.
Articles of Incorporation
Are you thinking about incorporating your firm? The Ohio Secretary of State's website has information regarding corporate filing forms, including articles of incorporation. Just visit their website for more information.
Small Business Development Centers
In order to assist small businesses with development and growth, the Ohio Department of Development partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration to establish the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC provides a number of professional services to small businesses, including funding resources, counseling, training, advocacy, etc.