Small Business Resources

 

Starting up a business

Guide to Starting a Business
Register or Renew a Business
Business Express – State of Oregon
Internal Revenue Service – Starting a Business Guide

How to Fund a Startup Business

STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Keizer Chamber of Commerce

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Salem Chamber of Commerce

Woodburn Chamber of Commerce

Strategic Economic Development Corporation
(SEDCOR)

Marion County Emergency Rental Assistance

SBA disaster assistance customer service center.
Call 1-800-659-2955
(TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov 

 

The state of Oregon has many resources available for businesses and employers. Employers can call the Technical Assistance hotline at 971-673-0824 or email bolita@boli.state.or.us.

Local Government

Marion County Emergency Rental Assistance

Marion County Economic Development

Yamhill County Economic Development

NEW: Free tax prep sites in Marion County (the list can be sorted by county, zip code, etc)

State government

Business Oregon Financing Programs

Oregon Department of Revenue

federal government 

U.S Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA disaster assistance customer service center.Call 1-800-659-2955(TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov 

SBIR/STTR Grants

Internal Revenue Service – Business Taxes

Internal Revenue Service – Recordkeeping

programs

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) general information
Business Oregon Financing Programs
Business Loan Programs – MidWillamette Valley Council of Governments
Angel Oregon
Kiva Crowd Funded Loans

REGARDING BUSINESS GRANTS


Marion County Economic Development
Yamhill County Economic Development
Nerd Wallet article on grants for women
SBIR/STTR Grants

TAXES

NEW: Free tax prep sites in Marion County (the list can be sorted by county, zip code, etc)
Oregon Department of Revenue
How Sole Proprietors are Taxed
How LLC Members are Taxed
How Corporations are Taxed
Sales Tax on the Internet
Oregon Secretary of State – Business Structure
Business License Search
Oregon License Information
Small Business Administration – Business Structure

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Business Legal Structures
Secretary of State’s Office

MARKETING

Startup Stash – Marketing Software Recommendations
Canva – Simple design software to help you market your business
Growth Supply – large number of free resources

CONTRACTING/PROCUREMENT

Government Contract Assistance Program
State Procurement Office
ORPIN
COBID – Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity

NON-PROFITS

Grantmakers of Oregon & SW Washington
Grants.gov
Guidestar.com
Nonprofit Association of OregonInformation on microenterprise development organizations:
The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
FIELD: Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning, and Dissemination

RESEARCH


CensusScope
ZoomProspector
BizStats 
City-Data.com 
Population Research Center 
US Census Bureau
Biz Info Library – Market Research
Business and Finance Research – City of Salem Library
Consumer Expenditure Survey
EconData.Net (Guide to Regional Economic Data on the web)
Oregon Labor Market Information System
Oregon4biz
Biz Stats
Travel Oregon