Business Support Resources

Small Business

AVITA & Associates

Web site
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.

Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity (COBID)

Web site
Service Area: Statewide

The Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity (COBID) is the sole certification authority in Oregon for targeted government contracts for disadvantaged businesses, minority- and woman-owned businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned business, and emerging small businesses. COBID provides "one-stop" certification.

Craft3—Columbia-Willamette Office

54 SW Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 888-231-2170
Web site
Service Area: Oregon and Washington
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.

Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.

Craft3—Lower Columbia Office

42 7th Street, Suite 100
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 888-231-2170
Web site
Service Area: Oregon and Washington
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.

Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.

Craft3—Central Oregon Office

917 NW Harriman Street, Suite 101
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 888-231-2170
Web site
Service Area: Oregon and Washington
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.

Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.

Craft3—Mid-Columbia Basin Office (serving NE Oregon)

103 E Main Street, Suite 303
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 888-231-2170
Web site
Service Area: Oregon and Washington
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.

Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.

Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)

Web site
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.

Hacienda CDC

6700 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: 971-280-3825
Web site
Service Area: Multnomah County
Se Habla Español—spanish language.

Micro Mercantes is a nonprofit food business incubator for low income & minority entrepreneurs. Come to an orientation to learn about the program (971-280-3825 or email). Attend our boot camp: Meet experts to know what you need to start a food business. Enroll in program services: business advising, seminars, IDA's, sales opportunities, commissary kitchen & more!

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Web site
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.

Interface Network, Inc.

161 High Street Se # 234
Salem, OR 97301-3620
Phone: 503-365-0088
Service Area: Willamette Valley, southern and central Oregon
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
Se Habla Español—spanish language services.

Provides assistance to Spanish-speaking business owners throughout the Willamette Valley, and southern and central Oregon.

Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC)

Web site
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.

Main Street Alliance of Oregon

Web site
Service Area: Statewide

The Main Street Alliance of Oregon works to provide small businesses a voice on the most pressing public policy issues in Oregon and nationally.

Mercy Corps Northwest

43 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-896-5075
Web site
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.

Microenterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO)

Web site
Service Area: Multnomah County
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.

MIPO is a program created through East County One-stop of Portland, Oregon. MIPO's mission is to provide business services and resources for the micro-enterprise independent inventors. MIPO provides business consulting for inventors, classes with expert instructors, webinars through partner programs, computer lab access, Oregon's Inventors Web site, quarterly e-newsletters, networking events and the Inventor's Trade Show.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)—Oregon

Web site
Service Area: Statewide

By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs.

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District

101 NE First, Ste 100
Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone: 541-426-3598
Toll Free: 1-800-645-9454
Web site
Service Area: Baker, Union and Wallowa counties
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.

The District manages three revolving loan funds to bridge financing gaps for businesses; supports businesses seeking matched savings for investments; provides business training and networking opportunities. Professional staff carry out the organization's mission of accessing and providing resources and facilitating quality decision-making on behalf of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in northeast Oregon.

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)

Web site
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.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Web site
Service Area: Statewide

OEN offers entrepreneurs programs and services that can help emerging businesses succeed.

Oregon Native American Business Network (ONABEN)

Web site
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.

Oregon Small Business Development Association

Web site
Service Area: Statewide

The Oregon Small Business Association is dedicated to promoting a positive business environment through education, research, lobbying and legal action on the federal, state, county and local level.

Partnership to End Poverty

Web site
Service Area: Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties
Provides consulting/counseling services.

This program provides microenterprise training, counseling and specialty services to microenterprises in east Cascade counties' rural and distressed communities.

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (PACCO)

Web site
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.

Rural Development Initiatives, Inc. (RDI)

Web site
Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
Pasos al Éxito—microenterprise development program.

RDI is a non-profit dedicated to serving as a catalyst for rural community vitality working with rural leaders and volunteers to expand their knowledge, skills and networks so they can undertake successful community and economic development projects. RDI will be delivering Pasos al Éxito in partnership with local Latino-based community organizations and statewide and regional resource providers to ensure local stewardship and an authentic experience. Pasos al Éxito (PAE) is a two-year, tiered, microenterprise development program that supports building the economic development capacity of rural Latino community participants. Learn more about PAE.

SCORE—Central Oregon Chapter

Web site
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.

SCORE—Portland Chapter

Web site
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.

SCORE—Salem Chapter

Web site
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.

Secretary of State, Office of Small Business Assistance

Web site
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.

Small Business Administration—Oregon District Office

Web site
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.

Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Web site
Service Area: Statewide

SBDCs offer direct training and counseling to small businesses in 19 locations around the state.

South Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD)

Web site
Service Area: Klamath and Lake counties
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.

SCOEDD serves as the primary conduit for regional economic development resources for Klamath and Lake counties. It provides the professional staff to support economic development planning on a regional basis, and to the individual economic development efforts of Lake and Klamath counties. It also manages and administers regional grant and loan programs.