Start a Business

Starting a business can be an overwhelming process. The City of Beaverton's Economic Development department is here to help:

Start-Up Assistance 

The City of Beaverton and the State of Oregon offer help for start-up businesses

Types of Businesses 

Learn about different types of businesses

Business Plan

Developing a business plan is a good step to determine how and if you are ready to start a business. Read more in the Oregon Secretary of State's How to Start a Business Guide (PDF). 

Taxes and Insurance

Learn more about taxes and insurance considerations for your new business. 

Permits and Regulations 

There are regulations and permit requirements to consider when you start your business. 

Business License

Did you know that doing business in Beaverton requires a Beaverton business license? Apply for your license online.

Mayor Doyle chainsaws the wooden ribbon at Big Al's.
Chevron staff and Mayor Doyle at grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Owners of John's, Mayor Doyle, TV personalities and mascot cut the ribbon.
Museum of past technology at Vernier Software's renovated facility.