Business Support Resources

Small Business

Organization More Information Service Area Description
AVITA & Associates Website Statewide Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling/financial services. AVITA is committed providing businesses/government/non-profit agencies/financial institutions business sevices that enhance cultural expansion by targeting women and minorities/persons with disabilities/veterans bridging the gap of economic development and community diversity.
Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity (COBID) Website Statewide COBID is the sole certification authority in Oregon for targeted government contracts for disadvantaged/minority- and woman-owned/service-disabled veteran-owned/emerging small businesses. COBID provides one-stop certification.
Community LendingWorks Website Statewide Provides consulting/counseling and financial services. Community LendingWorks is a growing Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides access to capital and asset building services to help businesses work their way toward financial stability. We strive to understand your circumstances and tailor our loans to suit your individual needs. Through our loan products we hope to assist you in moving forward financially—thus making your life and our community better. We have regional offices in Oregon City/Corvallis/Salem.
Craft3—Central Oregon Office Website Oregon and Washington
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.
Provides consulting/counseling/ financial services. Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.
Craft3—Columbia-Willamette Office Website Oregon and Washington
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.
Provides consulting/counseling/ financial services. Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.
Craft3—Lower Columbia Office Website Oregon and Washington
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.
Provides consulting/counseling/ financial 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) Website Oregon and Washington
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.
Provides consulting/counseling/ financial 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) Website Statewide Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling services. OEI administers the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) to assist small businesses gain better access to government contracts.
Hacienda CDC Website 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 Website Clackamas/Multnomah/Washington counties
Se Habla Español—spanish language services.
Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling/financial services. The Chamber serves to increase economic advancement for the Latino business community/build business competency/enhance opportunities for Latino-owned businesses to earn contracts for public- and private-sector projects.
Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) Website 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/recent immigrants.
Main Street Alliance of Oregon Website 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 Website Statewide Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling/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.
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) Website 9 urban and rural counties in Oregon and SW Washington Provides consulting/counseling/ financial services. MESO is a designated SBA microlender/an IDA fiduciary/a USDA RMAP (Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program) lender/Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) offering an array of services and programs to small businesses. Services include access to capital; business planning; market research; individual development accounts; bookkeeping; classes; networking; mentoring; and linkages with resources and referrals.
Microenterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) Website Multnomah County Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling services. 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 Website 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 Website Baker/Union/Wallowa counties Provides consulting/counseling/ 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/communities in northeast Oregon.
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) Website Statewide
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.
Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling/financial services. The association was formed to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Website Statewide OEN offers entrepreneurs programs and services that can help emerging businesses succeed.
Oregon Native American Business Network (ONABEN) Website Tribal business Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling services. ONABEN provides Native Americans access to markets through its Business Directory/Web site/tribal-sponsored Business Service Centers. It supports business reference libraries/computer/ internet access in locations throughout Oregon and the Northwest.
Oregon Small Business Development Association Website 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/local level.
Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Website Statewide SBDCs offer direct training and counseling to small businesses in 19 locations around the state.
Partnership to End Poverty Website Crook/Deschutes/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) Website Clackamas/Multnomah/Washington counties Provides contracting/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 with a direct link to networking opportunities/referrals/business resources/business seminars.
Rural Development Initiatives Inc. (RDI) Website Statewide Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling services. RDI is a non-profit serving as a catalyst for rural community vitality working with rural leaders and volunteers to expand their knowledge/skills/ networks so they can undertake successful community and economic development projects.
SCORE—Central Oregon Chapter Website 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 Website Clackamas/Multnomah/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 Website Marion/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 Website 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 Website Statewide The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans/loan guarantees/contracts/counseling sessions/other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its programmatic functions.
South Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD) Website Klamath/Lake counties Provides contracting/consulting/ counseling/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.