Frequently Asked Questions

Calls impersonating Business Oregon

Business Oregon has been receiving complaints from Oregon businesses that they are being contacted by callers representing to be from the state's business development office, with the caller asking for details on business size, future plans, revenues, etc.

These calls are not coming from Business Oregon, nor any other of Oregon's state agencies.

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How do I start a business in Oregon?

You will need to consult several places to get needed services and forms.

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Do you have grants available for my business?

Most of the services we offer related to access to capital are loan or loan guarantee programs to small businesses.

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Where can I find information on what businesses received incentives from your agency?

We have some records related to users of financial programs posted on our site.

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What kind of license do I need for my business?

The Secretary of State maintains a database of licenses and licensing agencies.

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