Business Resources

Stark Business 911

A comprehensive roundup of business resources available in Stark County.


SCORE Canton

SCORE Canton provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and personal objectives. SCORE also offers workshops for both start-up and in-business entrepreneur

6000 Frank Ave. Nw

Kent State University at Stark-Conference Center

Canton, OH 44720


Resource Library

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Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center, Kent State University at Stark is a fully funded, non-profit organization that is devoted to helping small businesses grow and individuals start new businesses. We do this through training programs and pre-arranged no cost consulting sessions.

Kent State University at Stark

Conference Center

6000 Frank Ave. NW

North Canton, OH 44720


Strengthening Stark Jobs Platform

Strengthening Stark Jobs Overview

Finding great opportunities that fit your talent can feel like maneuvering in a maze. What jobs are open near me? What credentials are required? What does the job pay? These are some questions job seekers routinely ask.

Now, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Ohio Means Jobs, the Stark County Auditor’s Office and Strengthening Stark, Stark County has a comprehensive jobs platform to help local residents find answers to their questions. The online database centralizes data from many sources to provide information to current job seekers as well as predict our workforce’s future critical needs.

This evolving tool benefits local residents by creating transparency between applicants and employers. It captures a full picture of the demand for certain skills, enabling people from all walks of life to make more informed educational choices. While it guides applicants with key pay estimates and career insight, it can also provide employers with personnel comparisons and considerations.

Employers and job seekers can view:

  • Job openings
  • Education requirements
  • Wage ranges
  • Job type (full time, part time, contract, internship etc.)
  • Top 10 occupations

The data is sourced from Ohio Means Jobs and the US Department of Labor. Ohio Means Jobs provides current job openings in our region, and the US Department of Labor provides data regarding regional wages, future job trends, educational requirements and experiential requirements. Combining the two in this resource is much needed, and developers will continue improving the platform. Currently, we are working to refine the tool by working with businesses to ensure the data gathered is accurate.

Internship Toolbox

Everything you need to know about why and how to establish an internship program in your business.