Useful Links, Resources, and Forms


The SBDC does NOT provide grants for starting and expanding a business. However, there are many local, state and federal grants and loan programs available through various resources. Also, there are many free tools for use in marketing and information on your particular business, market, and demographics. We have tried to provide a sampling of the more popular resources available for your convenience. Feel free to give us a call at 330.308.7479 if you need assistance.


Some Quick Reference Tools

We want to make it as easy for you as possible to access the many available tools and resources available. Call our office for more information at 330.308.7479.

Free Federal Tax Number
General business statistics
Consumer statistics
Economic indicators
Employment statistics
Income statistics
Money and interest rates
Operating statistics
Trade statistics
Specific industry statistics

Writing a business plan

1st Stop Business Connection
Ohio Business Gateway
State of Ohio Website
State of Ohio
U.S. Department of Labor

Small Business Admin.
SBDC Advising Form

Tech Park



Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Find statistics on industries, business conditions
Gain info on customers, consumer markets
Segment the population for targeting customers
Know unemployment rates, loans granted 
Dig deeper into employment trends 
Pay your employees fair rates per earnings data
Keep money by mastering monetary rates
Understand demand, costs and spending
Track indicators of sales and market performance
Use a wealth of federal agency data on industries

A useful template for planning and writing it

Starting a business in Ohio

National Association for the Self-Employed
Online filing and payment system 
Tax information, ID numbers and more
Business Bonds, Grants, Loans, and Tax Credits
Policy and procedures (Dept. of Labor)

Startup information and reference

Small Business Information

Getting started with the SBDC
Exporting network

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Tusc County Community Improvement Corp. 
Tusc Regional Technology Park 

Economic Development and Finance Alliance


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