Business Resources

Oregon Business Registry & Licensing

Oregon Secretary of State
Business registration

License Directory
Oregon business licenses, permits, and registrations. Online resource to find information about applying and renewing your license or connecting with state agenices, cities, or counties.

Procurement Resources

Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN)
A marketplace where government and suppliers meet to buy and sell products and services for the benefit of Oregonians. Visit the ORPIN portal to access opportunities and/or find a supplier/provider.

 

Additional Business Assistance

AVITA & Associates
Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
AVITA is committed providing businesses, government and non-profit agencies, and financial institutions business sevices that enhance cultural expansion by targeting women and minorities, persons with disabilities and veteran, bridging the gap of economic development and community diversity. Web Site

Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)
Service Area: Statewide
DCBS is Oregon's largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency. It is a resource to Oregonians in areas involving finance and insurance, workplace safety and health, and building safety. Web Site

Department of Corrections (DOC)
Service Area: Statewide
Department of Corrections promotes public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. Purchasing and Contracts Unit provides for the procurement of goods and services to all DOC operations. Learn how you can do business with DOC. Web Site

Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)
Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
OEI administers the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) to assist small businesses gain better access to government contracts. Web Site

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Service Area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—spanish language services.
The Chamber serves to increase economic advancement for the Latino business community, build business competency and enhance opportunities for Latino-owned businesses to earn contracts for public- and private-sector projects. Web Site

Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC)
Service Area: Statewide
Provides consulting/counseling services.
Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, primarily those owned by women, minorities and recent immigrants. Web Site

Mercy Corps Northwest
Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist low-income and beginning entrepreneurs to start or grow their small business. Based in Portland, their services include loans, grants to purchase business assets, a business planning 101 course and weekly seminars on a range of topics. Web Site

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)
Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.
The association was formed to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in Oregon and southwest Washington. Web Site

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)
Service Area: Statewide
Offer business and nonprofits the state Energy Loan Program to promote conservation; energy incentives and a renewable energy development grant program. Web Site

Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR)
Service Area: Statewide
Administers Oregon tax laws and collects personal and business taxes. Web Site

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Service Area: Statewide
Can assist business development projects by supporting street and road improvements tied to the development of the site through the Immediate Opportunity Fund. Participating agency in COBID certified company contract opportunities: Vendor registration for Small Contracting Program for Construction; ESB-certified opportunities for upcoming ODOT projects; Emergency Response Pre-qualification listing. Web Site

Oregon Employment Department
Service Area: Statewide
Employee recruitment and matching; economic, workforce and industry data. Web Site

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Service Area: Statewide
OEN offers entrepreneurs programs and services that can help emerging businesses succeed. Web Site

Oregon Native American Business Network (ONABEN)
Service Area: Tribal business
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
ONABEN provides Native Americans access to markets through its Business Directory, Web site and through tribal-sponsored Business Service Centers. It supports business reference libraries, computer and internet access in locations throughout Oregon and the Northwest. Web Site

Oregon Secretary of State
Service Area: Statewide
Provides business registry and licensing services, commissions Notaries Public, streamlines regulatory requirements; interprets and applies the election laws; ensures government accountability and that public funds are efficiently and effectively spent on public programs; provides access to the permanent records of Oregon government; publishes the Oregon Blue Book and Oregon Administrative Rules. Web Site

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (PACCO)
Service Area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
PACCO serves as a clearinghouse for Philippine-American trade, tourism and economic information as well as acts as a liaison for government agencies. It provides its members, and the community, with a direct link to networking opportunities, referrals, business resources and business seminars. Web Site

SCORE—Central Oregon Chapter
Service Area: This is a virutual office serving Central Oregon
SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides support to business owners by offering 24/7 online mentoring advice, in-person meetings, low- cost workshops, "how-to" articles, business templates, online workshops and online training. Web Site

SCORE—Portland Chapter
Service Area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties
SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides support to business owners by offering 24/7 online mentoring advice, in-person meetings, low- cost workshops, "how-to" articles, business templates, online workshops and online training. Web Site

SCORE—Salem Chapter
Service Area: Marion and Polk counties
SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides support to business owners by offering 24/7 online mentoring advice, in-person meetings, low- cost workshops, "how-to" articles, business templates, online workshops and online training. Web Site

Secretary of State, Office of Small Business Assistance
Service Area: Statewide
The Small Business Advocate's core mission is to assist entrepreneurs who believe they've been subject to unreasonable or unfair state regulatory actions. Web Site

Small Business Administration—Oregon District Office
Service Area: Statewide
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its programmatic functions. Web Site

Oregon Small Business Development Center Network
Service Area: Statewide
SBDCs offer direct training and counseling to small businesses in 19 locations around the state. Web Site