Accounting services can be tax preparation services, personal accounting or management accounting businesses. Typically, states regulate such professional organizations, but in some cases cities and counties also require special business licenses for them. Accounting firms are held accountable for their professional conduct and often answer to a state accountancy board.
Situated where the mouth of the Cuyahoga River lets out into Lake Erie, Cleveland has long been an economically important city. Since the Industrial Revolution, captains of industry learned to use the city's access to the Great Lakes as a transit path to exchange important goods. That's why steel and heavy manufacturing have been important industries to Cleveland and Ohio in general for almost two centuries. Today's Cleveland also boasts high tech companies and a large, advanced healthcare sector. Because Ohio does much of the licensing and permitting, Cleveland has less red tape than many cities. The industrial town is very welcoming of entrepreneurs and makes the process of setting-up shop as simple and straightforward as possible.