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  • About the Office of the Ombudsman for Small Business
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    The Office of the Small Business Ombudsman is an independent advocate for Oregon business owners and reports to the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The ombudsman's office helps business owners with the workers' compensation system. If you have questions, comments, or problems that the Small Business Ombudsman can help with, call 503-378-4209 or email jan.l.bissell@state.or.us.



General Information Tools for Business

How to register your business
Are you looking to start a business, find a business, or register a business name? Then click on this link to the Corporation Division of the Secretary of State's Office. Secretary of State's small business registry
Independent contractor rules
Do you have a question about Oregon independent contractor requirements? Check out this link.
Oregon Independent Contractors


Employment law information
For information about employment laws, click on this link.
Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

Hire preferred workers
Oregon preferred workers can provide valuable incentives for you. Post your job openings on the Preferred Worker Program online job match.
Post your job openings