Small Business Resources
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Small Business Development Center
The Oregon Small Business Development Center Opens a New Window. offers counseling, training, information, and technical assistance to small businesses in all industries. Their focus includes feasibility, business plans, financing, marketing/sales, administration, and problem solving.
SCORE Opens a New Window. is an all-volunteer organization of retired and working professionals. They provide free mentoring, counseling, workshops, and small businesses in all stages.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration Opens a New Window. is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid and protect small business concerns. They offer assistance with loans and financing, and access to online databases and courses.
Oregon Business Council
The Oregon Business Council Opens a New Window. is dedicated to identifying and promoting the development of industry clusters in Oregon. They offer networking opportunities, peer-to-peer counseling, and referrals to expanding and high-growth businesses.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Opens a New Window. assists emerging, growth-oriented businesses in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The organization offers workshops/seminars, one-on-one counseling, financing assistance, and an online business resource library.
Beaverton City Library
The Beaverton City Library Opens a New Window. has free business resources and online databases available for use at the library.
Business Oregon Opens a New Window. (formerly the Oregon Business Development Department) is the state agency which directs state and federal loan and grant funds to various programs to create new jobs and grow businesses. They offer assistance with loans/funding, and demographics and workforce data.
Oregon Secretary of State
The Oregon Secretary of State's Opens a New Window. office provides good information on starting and operating a business in Oregon.
Oregon Government Contract Assistance Program
The GCAP Opens a New Window. was created by Congress to assist private businesses in marketing goods and services to the Department of Defense. They focus on established businesses and offer one-on-one counseling.
Microenterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)
MESO seeks to broaden economic opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs by providing business support to increase growth in income, assets, and business skills. An experienced and dedicated staff provides a minimum of three years of support, ranging from business planning, goal implementation, marketing, consulting, and financing.
MercyCorps Northwest assists low-income individuals through microenterprise development, training, workshops, counseling, mentoring, loans, and financing.
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Technical Assistance Resource Directory
General Small Business Resources
|Organization Name||Small Business Development Center (SDBC)|
|Location||1626 SE Water Ave, Portland OR 97215|
|Profile||with offices around the state, the SBDC offers counseling, training, information and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management through its local offices and website.|
|Services offered||one-on-one counseling, workshops/seminars, training classes, business resource library, online databases|
|Target industries||small business in all stages; all|
|Areas of focus||concept feasibility, business plans, finances, marketing/sales, administration, problem solving|
|Organization Name||SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Businesses)|
|Location||ODS Tower, 601 SW Second Ave, Suite 950, Portland OR 97204; 503-326-3441|
|Profile||all volunteer organization of retired and working professionals that provides free business counseling and advice, email counseling, and workshops through local chapter offices|
|Target industries||small businesses in all stages; all|
|Services offered||one-on-one counseling, workshops/seminars, referrals, business resource library, mentoring|
|Areas of focus||concept feasibility, business planning, business basics, loans/financing, problem solving, marketing/sales|
|Organization Name||Small Business Administration (SBA)|
|Location||601 SW Second Ave, Suite 950, Portland OR 97204; 503-326-2682|
|Profile||independent agency of the federal government created to aid and protect small business concerns|
|Target industries||small businesses in all stages; all|
|Services offered||loans/financing, online databases, online courses|
|Areas of focus||business basics, business planning, finances, government contracts, international trade, loans/funding, marketing/sales|
|Organization Name||Oregon Business Council|
|Location||1100 SW 6th St, Suite 1608, Portland OR 97204; 503-220-0691|
|Profile||association developed to identify and promote the development of industry clusters in Oregon|
|Target industries||high growth, revenue over $1 million and growing/expanding businesses; 19 established cluster groups|
|Services offered||networking opportunities, peer-to-peer counseling, referrals|
|Areas of focus||industry clusters|
|Organization Name||Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)|
|Location||309 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 212, Portland OR 97204; 503-222-2270|
|Profile||organization dedicated to assisting emerging growth-oriented companies across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, connecting companies to expertise and other resources they need to grow their business.|
|Target industries||concept phase, startups, high growth potential; all|
|Services offered||workshops/seminars, one-on-one counseling, peer-to-peer counseling, business resource library (online)|
|Areas of focus||concept feasibility, business planning, venture capital/funding, finances, networking, problem solving|
|Organization Name||Beaverton City Library|
|Location||12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton OR 97005; 503-644-2197|
|Profile||public library in Beaverton|
|Target industries||all businesses; all|
|Services offered||business resource library, online databases (accessible via internet)|
|Areas of focus||business-related information, non-profit information and library services|
|Organization Name||Business Oregon (Oregon Business Development Department - OBDD)|
|Location||775 Summer St NE, Suite 200, Salem OR 97301; 503-986-0123|
|Profile||state agency that directs state and federal government loan and grant funds to various programs to create new jobs and grow businesses.|
|Target industries||associations that support business development and expansion; all|
|Services offered||loans/funding, demographics/workforce/economic data (website)|
|Areas of focus||business attraction/recruitment, business retention/expansion, loans/financing for business development programs|
|Organization Name||Oregon Secretary of State|
|Location||255 Capitol St NE, Suite 151, Salem OR 97310; 503-986-2200|
|Profile||website providing general information on starting and operating a business in Oregon.|
|Target industries||concept phase or early startup businesses; all|
|Services offered||online databases|
|Areas of focus||regulations/compliance, licensing, business basics, business planning|
|Organization Name||Oregon Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)|
|Location||1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 203, Springfield, OR 97477; 541-736-1088|
|Profile||established by Congress to assist private sector businesses in marketing goods and services to the Department of Defense|
|Target industries||established businesses; all|
|Services offered||one-on-one counseling|
|Areas of focus||government contracts/procurement|
Business Resources for Women and Minorities
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