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Salem, OR—Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced the release of a series of videos to help Oregon entrepreneurs start their small businesses.

“One of my top priorities for the Corporations Division is to make doing business in Oregon as simple as possible, and these new videos do just that,” said Richardson.

The “Start a Business” video series can be found through the Secretary of State website . These videos compliment the Business Xpress Startup Toolkit .

Business Xpress is Oregon’s one-stop shop for all things business.

Videos in the series include:

An overview of the process and the Business Xpress Startup Toolkit

Step 1 – Choosing a name and legal structure
Step 2 – Registering your business name
Step 3 – Getting your tax numbers
Step 4 – Insurance and bond information
Step 5 – Business licenses based on location and trade
Step 6 – Understanding employer obligations
An overview of some of the state agencies small businesses might encounter

“Starting a business may seem overwhelming with endless details, but it’s actually pretty straightforward,” said Ruth Miles, Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State. “When someone wants to start a business in Oregon, it’s our job to clear the obstacles and show the way.”


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