The Small Business Training Network is an Internet-based training site. The site provides small businesses with free online courses, workshops, learning tools, and direct access to electronic counseling and other technical assistance.
Tools that can be used for the first steps towards small business success. Includes templates and documentation related to creating a business plan, cash flow projections, sales forecasting and other documents used to get a business off the ground and running. The site also includes guides, podcasts and links to resources for small business development.
MicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. MicroMentor puts experience to work by offering business professionals meaningful volunteer opportunities and by offering entrepreneurs one-on-one advice to help build successful businesses. MicroMentor’s mission is to help small businesses grow faster, generate more revenue, and employ more people.
Hosted by the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network, Bizcenter has online resources to help with starting a business, growing a business and expanding markets. Organized in easy to access toolkits, Bizcenter compliments the services and programs offered by Oregon’s Small Business Development Centers.
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. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.
Home of the Oregon Business Wizard, The Corporation Division contains information about starting and operating a business in Oregon. Services include business registration, business name lookup, business guides and information regarding incorporation.
Part of the Oregon Employment Department, Quality Info has access to job openings, labor market information, sales and market information, and statistical analysis related to Oregon and its regional economies.
The Oregon Business Wizard uses a series of question-and-answer pages that provides customized information to help you start and operate an Oregon-based business. By investing a few minutes of your time, the Business Wizard will help you to:
Determine licensing, permitting and regulatory requirements
Obtain necessary application forms
Identify available state resources
Access other valuable business-related information
Create, manage or update a business account, register your business, or pay business taxes for the City of Portland and Multnomah County. This site also offers business resources, and a business lookup service.