Small Business Resources

STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

 

Salem Chamber of Commerce

Strategic Economic Development Corporation
(SEDCOR)

 

U.S Small Business Administration
(SBA)

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.

GETTING STARTED

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

 

FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS

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)
• Internal Revenue Service – Recordkeeping
• Internal Revenue Service – Business Taxes
• 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