small business

Ohioans share their confidence, concerns about returning to work

BY: - May 19, 2020

A government worker who fears for their health. An employee who is afraid to return to working in a crowded Amazon warehouse.  A store clerk who is very complimentary of his boss’s safety precautions, but nevertheless worries about the virus infecting his small shop.  These are among the voices left unheard by state officials who […]

Reps want level playing field with ‘Ohio Business Fairness Act’

BY: - May 11, 2020

State Reps. Shane Wilkin and Jon Cross believe there is an inherent unfairness with the COVID-19 business shutdown order, and they’ve addressed that concern through proposing a new bill. Wilkin, R-Lynchburg, and Cross, R-Kenton, introduced the Ohio Business Fairness Act on Thursday. It includes 32 cosponsors, all of whom are Republicans. Their House Bill 621 […]

DeWine announces more COVID-19 response initiatives, from small biz to testing

BY: - April 2, 2020

There was no one bombshell, but Wednesday’s COVID-19 news conference featured a number of important programs and orders announced that are meant to address the ongoing public health crisis. Here are the latest important developments:  Governor to manufacturers: ‘We need your help’ Gov. Mike DeWine announced the creation of the “Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight […]

Chamber releases business resources as Small Business Administration loans open up

BY: - March 23, 2020

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the process. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce launched a Coronavirus Business Resource to serve as a hub for all the happenings during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio. This includes business regulations and […]