Starting A Business

  • The State of Oregon’s Corporate Division website provides information about starting a business in Oregon – including necessary filings, required documents, etc. 
  • The State of Washington’s website provides information on starting a business in Washington – including necessary filings, required documents, etc.
  • This website provides information that will help you choose the right legal structure for your business.
  • The Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) offers free mentoring and financial guidance for business owners.  This link will take you to their affordable, quarterly workshop schedule -

Resources to Help You Grow Your Business

  • Find resources for your small business at the Small Business Administration’s Website -
  • Are you interested in better defining and selling your story?  Get help in identifying, developing and executing media and brand awareness for your business -

Other Business Resources and Information

  • The Federal Trade Commission website provides information to help businesses avoid identity theft and provides tips on what to do if your identity is stolen.  Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, and how to prevent problems in the first place.
  • This U.S. Secret Service website is designed to help you detect counterfeit currency and guard against losses due to forgery.

State and Federal Government Websites

  • Visit the FDIC website to see the latest edition of “Consumer News.”  The Winter 2016 issue contains a wealth of information on cybersecurity and how to protect yourself and your family from cyber fraud!
  • Visit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website to obtain forms and publications, check out online tools, and get answers to many tax questions.



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