Secretary of State Corporation Division
The Corporation Division is where you
go to start a business, become a notary or file a lien on personal property.
The division provides information to support business, and ensures that
registration processes are fast, simple and easy as possible.
Find out more: The Corporation Division
Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)
GCAP is part of a nationwide network
of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) working to help small
businesses compete successfully in the federal, state and local government
Find out more: GCAP
SCORE provides free business
counseling and mentoring to anyone who wants to start or is operating a small
business. Members have professional experience and training and come from a
variety of business backgrounds. Score will match your interests or questions
with a volunteer who can work with you. Score also offers low cost workshops on
basic business, bookkeeping, marketing and similar topics.
Find out more: SCORE
Office of Small Business Assistance
Oregon’s Office of Small Business
Assistance acts as an independent voice for small businesses within state
government. Your time is money; and when you get stuck in red tape with a state
agency, it can be costly for your business. The Small Business Advocate can
help you solve those problems, cut the red tape, and prevent the whole thing
from happening again.
Find out more: Office of Small Business Assistance
Business Oregon works to create,
retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage
jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and
support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
Find out more: Business Oregon
ODOT’s Small Business Management Program
ODOT’s Small Business Management
Program offers sponsored educational resources to any state-certified firms
able to perform work for ODOT. Online and classroom programs are also
Find out more: Oregon Small Business Development Center Network
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ODOT’s Project Specific Mentor-Protégé Program
This project-specific mentor-protégé
program is designed to assist firms in expanding their capacity to perform on
larger and more challenging ODOT contracts.
Find out more: ODOT Mentor-Protégé Program
Business Impact NW
Business Impact NW is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to serving under-banked entrepreneurs by providing access to capital and comprehensive business technical assistance. Business Impact NW’s mission is to promote long-term positive economic change for low/moderate income business owners, particularly women, minorities and veterans, through financial services, business advice and training. Business Impact NW serves startups as well as existing businesses, and is dedicated to helping underserved entrepreneurs at every stage in their business growth. Business Impact NW was founded in 1997 as the Community Capital Development and is a certified, rated and regulated financial institution. Business Impact NW is not a US or state government agency.
Find out more: Business Impact NW
Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN)
This network provides advising, training,
online courses and resources for businesses throughout Oregon. We work with
businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth from start-ups to
well-established companies, from one employee to 500. In addition to no-cost
confidential advising, we offer training and online courses that cover a wide
range of business topics.
Find out more: OSBDCN
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to
aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to
preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall
economy of our nation.
Find out more: SBA
Oregon Employment Department Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP)
SEAP is an option for unemployment
insurance claimants who have been identified as likely to run out of
unemployment benefits before they return to work (exhaust their claim).
Enrolled SEAP claimants may attend self-employment assistance counseling or training
and engage in self-employment activities on a fulltime basis. Participants must
complete both a written business plan and a market feasibility study.
Find out more: SEAP