Doing Business in Cincinnati

Owning a small business in Cincinnati is a great decision! We enjoy a consistent growing economy while maintaining a relatively low cost of living. This stable business environment enables startups to focus on their mission, customers, and workers. 

Cincinnati Night Sky

Did you know that in the U.S. nearly 1 in 5 business startups fail within the first year, and about 50% after five years? But Cincinnati’s rate of success for startups after 5 years is a remarkable 74%. Some of that success comes from the meteoric rise of tech and medical startups in the Queen City, as well as the Cincinnati business culture coupled with a commitment to venture development firms like CincyTech

In 2022, Ohio’s minimum wage rose $.50/hour to $9.30 (the federal minimum wage is $7.25). The District of Columbia tops the list at $15.20 while Wyoming takes the bottom slot at $5.15.

Only 18 states have a lower rate than Ohio. See the chart »

Local colleges and universities contribute by turning out well-educated potential employees who choose to stay in Cincinnati because of its family-friendly neighborhoods, outstanding schools, parks and cultural amenities, food and dining, major sports teams, and down-home midwestern values.

Small businesses contribute by supporting other small businesses with similar dreams, values, and goals.

If you are a loyal customer of DLMoney Matters, thank you! If you are still on the fence about whether to offload the anxiety, fears, and burdens of the time you spend on financial, tax, and accounting matters, get to know us. And please, refer us to your friends.

Halloween in Cincinnati 2020

Being scared on Halloween used to be exactly what we looked forward to! This year, not so much. Many Halloween events and attractions have been canceled due to Covid-19, and others have been scaled back.

We’d like to help you navigate the Halloween Maze with a quick list thanks to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

See a date or attraction you like? Click its link for details.

Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park
Haunted Nights Through Nov. 6, $20-up.

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride
Through Oct. 31, $15.

Terror Town
Through Oct. 31, $25.

Nightmare Manor
Through Oct. 31, $17, $15 with canned good.

The Dent Schoolhouse
Through Nov. 4:, $20-$30.

Fall Fest
Through Oct. 25, from $10.

Barn Market
Through Oct. 31.

Find more Halloween activities for 2020 in our area. Have a safe and fun Halloween this year!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Cincinnati

St. Patrick’s Day in America is for some a remembrance of Ireland’s most famous legend who died on March 17 (sometime close to the year 492) known for his influence on Christianity in Ireland, and for others it’s a celebration of the Irish-American culture in the United States. Americans love to wear the green, quaff green beer, generally make merry, and revel in all things Irish. 

Celebrating St. Patrick and all things Irish

What you may not know is that all this Irish merry-making started in Boston, Massachusetts and repeats itself largely in the United States, Canada, the UK and a few other countries around the world that benefitted from the Irish diaspora. In Ireland, aside from the pubs benefitting from the boost in tourism on this day, it’s a traditional day of solemnity with Catholics attending church in the morning and gathering for modest feasts in the afternoon. No parades, no green-tinted foods, and no “wearing of the green.” In Ireland, blue is the traditional color associated with Ireland’s patron saint.

Parades, concerts, and events that likely have ole St. Patrick rolling in his grave keep his memory alive in Cincinnati too!

Lastly, for all of us who are, or pretending to be, Irish this month:

Where to Celebrate