Congratulations to Gale's Pharmacy for their grand opening in Georgetown Center!

Plan your dream.

Generate a business plan.

Before you seek funding or start looking at locations, creating a business plan is a MUST! It is required by lenders and it also makes you do the research necessary to make sure your ideas are going to work.

Two of the most important parts of a modern business plan are your credentials (Tell everyone why you can run the business you want to open.) and the financial forecasts. 

SCORE has a section of their website dedicated to business plan templates for various types of business as well as a business plan builder. You complete questions and it builds to plan for you! (SCORE Business Plans)

One of our Small Business Mentors also can be of valuable assistance in helping you to build your business plan. Let us match you to a mentor today!

This also is a great time to decide on the legal format of your business. Many businesses choose the Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) format due to the legal protections it provides. Consult with a legal professional for advice on which legal format is best for your dream (We can assist you in connecting with a legal professional.). Once you have chosen a format and incorporated, you will need to filed for an IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN) and file your business with the Ohio Secretary of State.

Other licenses and permits required to do business in Ohio can be found at the Ohio Business Gateway. You also will need to file the City of Delaware's Business Registration Form (PDF). Businesses that sell merchandise, food or services that require sales taxes to be collected need to complete the State of Ohio/Delaware County Application for Vendor's License to Make Taxable Sales and return the form to the County Auditor's office at 140 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio, 43015.

Restaurant and other food related business also must be inspected and permitted by the Delaware General Health District if they are selling retail.

CONTACT US


Sean Hughes M.S.
Economic Development Director
Business Concierge
740.203.1016
shughes@delawareohio.net



 Kelsey Scott
 Economic Development  Specialist
 Business Concierge
 740.203.1018
 kscott@delawareohio.net


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