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National Small Business Associations
National Federation of Independent Business
Nonprofit association funded by membership fees, offering support for small businesses.
SCORE (Counselors to American's Small Business)
The national site provides help with Business Advice, Starting UP, Running & Growing a Business, Marketing, Finance & Money, Technology, and Management. Check out the Portland site
for local workshops.
Small Business Administration: Business Guide
The U. S. government's Small Business Administration delivers loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. This page has help with various aspects of starting and managing a business, from the business plan to licenses and registration, to financing, paying taxes, and hiring employees.
Oregon Business Support
Oregon Business Wizard
Travel through a series of question-and-answer pages to obtain customized information on starting and operating an Oregon-based business.
Oregon Secretary of State Business Publications
Links to Oregon Start a Business Guide and Oregon Employer's Guide, in both English and Spanish.
Business Oregon is the state's economic development agency. Its mission is 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."
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship This link opens in a new window
Learn how to start, finance or manage a small business; includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Some full text.
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