Helpful Small Business Links
- Small Business Administration - www.sba.gov - This website can help you find local resources, register your business, find licenses and permits, find grants and loans, and take advantage of government incentives.
- Oregon Secretary of State - www.filinginoregon.com - Search business names and register your own, file your annual report online, find a notary, download or print business forms and find general information about starting a business in Oregon.
- How To Start a Business in Oregon - a brochure with the basics and a helpful checklist. www.filinginoregon.com/pages/forms/business/guides/2011_Starting_Guide.pdf
- Tools for Business Success - http://clackamas.toolsforbusiness.info - a list of resources put together by Clackamas County including tax incentives and employer assistance, taking your business to the next step, marketing and selling tips, etc.
- Free website builder - www.weebly.com - I have found this to be one of the easiest websites for amateur website building.
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages - If you want to get onboard with social networking for your business, start here.
- A Guide to Grant Writing for Small Businesses - https://www.bfscapital.com/guide-grant-writing-for-small-businesses/ - Suggestions for types of grants to apply for and tips on how to successfully apply.
- Free tools from Shopify, geared toward retail and online retail businesses. Includes creating QR codes, a logo for your business, business card maker, gift certificate template, and barcode generator. https://www.shopify.com/tools
Lisa M. Brown - Small Business Bookkeeping Services - Clackamas County and East Portland - (503) 548-3038 - firstname.lastname@example.org