Business Development Resources
BUSINESS PARTNER NETWORK (BPN)
US Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration have taken steps to simplify the federal contracting process by creating an integrated database of small businesses that want to do business with the government.
CITY OF AURORA
Building permits, city departments and city ordinances.
CITY OF AURORA:
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES and INFORMATION
Ohio Department of Development, Division of Travel and Tourism. Marketing news and information for the Ohio tourism.
What business owners need to know about federal taxes and business resources.
KENT/PORTAGE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
College of Business Administration / Kent State University
The Kent/Portage Small Business Development Center offers support, training and resources for new and existing small businesses.
LEADERSHIP PORTAGE COUNTY
The mission of Leadership Portage County is to provide unique insights into Portage County; explore and develop various styles, theories and examples of leadership; to provide opportunities to build relationships and networks; and to serve as a catalyst for volunteerism and positive change in Portage County.
NOACC: Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce
216.447.9900 or 866.466.6222
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is a member of NOACC, the largest independent Chamber Association in the United States. Members have access to savings, services and benefits.
NEOTEC: Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium
Foreign Trade Zones and Northeast Ohio Logistics information
Kent State University Administrative Services Building
330.672.4080 or 800.793.0912
OHIO BUSINESS VOTES
OHIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
As Ohio's largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy group, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has been a consistent voice for business since 1893. We are dedicated to presenting Ohio lawmakers with the business perspective on issues.
OHIO MEANS BUSINESS
The convenient access to Greater Cleveland, Akron/Canton and Warren/Youngstown metropolitan areas makes Portage County a great place to live as well as an excellent business location.
PORTAGE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The Portage Development Board is a private non-profit. It’s responsibilities in providing assistance to local industries, businesses, realtors, builders and local communities in an effort to maintain and improve the economic base in Portage County.
PORTAGE WORKFORCE CONNECTION
Portage Workforce Connection provides information and services related to employment, labor market, training, careers, community services, job fairs and recruitment assistance for businesses.
RECORD PUBLISHING: Aurora Advocate
330.688.0088, x3155 / Ken Lahmers
Call for a free new business write up.
STATE OF OHIO
Business services - start up business information, document authentication, election services - register to vote, notary commission, trademark information are just a few of the services this site offers. Click on Ohio Business Gateway for information to start a business, and access forms and checklists.
STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT: 1st Stop Business Connection
800.248.4040 or 614.466.4232
The 1st Stop Business Connection, formerly the One-Stop Business Permit Center, provides FREE state-level information needed to get started or continue on your entrepreneurial journey.
US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Your Small Business Resource. Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed.