Thinking about opening a business on Main Street? We’re sure you’ll fit in here. Main Street is home to a wide variety of businesses, including 10 storefronts that opened in 2016. We have restaurants, salons, home decor shops, a paint-your-own pottery studio, a comic store, and so much more! Between the Main Street Association (MSA), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the City of Hamilton, there are plenty of people who want to see you succeed!
Looking for an open space? The City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Department has a small business liaison focused on reactivating Main Street. She can help connect you with a space that fits your goals. 513-785-7096 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering where to start? The Small Business Development Center has free resources for aspiring entrepreneurs in Hamilton. They can help you put together a business plan, find financing, and much more. 20 High Street, Hamilton OH 45011 / butlercountysbdc.com
Need help with financing? The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) offers a $10,000 microloan program for small businesses. Contact GHCC for information on applying. 513-844-1500 / email@example.com
Want to connect with other Main Street businesses? The Main Street Area Association (MSAA) is the group of business and property owners on Main Street who are working tirelessly to make Main Street a destination for shopping and dining in Butler County. They work to attract customers as well as businesses to the area by organizing events such as Music on Main. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking of starting a restaurant or other food operation? The City of Hamilton Health Department can answer your questions regarding licensing and other requirements per the Ohio Food Safety Code. Leave a message when you call, as they are often off-site during the day. 513-785-7080
Already found a space? Make sure you contact the City of Hamilton’s Planning Department to regarding zoning and to confirm that your business is allowed on Main Street. 513-785-7350
Questions about getting signage or doing other building work? The City of Hamilton’s Building Department staff are always happy to help you understand the rules and regulations as set forth by the State of Ohio Building Code. The Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB) and the City of Hamilton must approve all Main Street signage, and if a sign hangs over the sidewalk then there is an additional step in the process. When performing any work on a building or when changing the use of a space, permits are required, so get in touch to determine which permits are needed as early as possible. 513-785-7360 / email@example.com