General Small Business Resources

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Small Business Development Center
The Oregon Small Business Development Center offers counseling, training, information, and technical assistance to small businesses in all industries. Their focus includes feasibility, business plans, financing, marketing/sales, administration, and problem solving.

SCORE is an all-volunteer organization of retired and working professionals. They provide free mentoring, counseling, workshops, and small businesses in all stages.

Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid and protect small business concerns. They offer assistance with loans and financing, and access to online databases and courses.

Northwest Connectory
The Northwest Connectory is an online database that connects buyers and suppliers of goods and services in the Pacific Northwest. The service is free for businesses to join and use.

Oregon Business Council
The Oregon Business Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting the development of industry clusters in Oregon. They offer networking opportunities, peer-to-peer counseling, and referrals to expanding and high-growth businesses.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network assists emerging, growth-oriented businesses in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The organization offers workshops/seminars, one-on-one counseling, financing assistance, and an online business resource library.

Beaverton City Library
The Beaverton City Library has free business resources and online databases available for use at the library.

Business Oregon
Business Oregon (formerly the Oregon Business Development Department) is the state agency which directs state and federal loan and grant funds to various programs to create new jobs and grow businesses. They offer assistance with loans/funding, and demographics and workforce data.

Oregon Secretary of State
The Oregon Secretary of State's office provides good information on starting and operating a business in Oregon.

Oregon Government Contract Assistance Program
The GCAP was created by Congress to assist private businesses in marketing goods and services to the Department of Defense. They focus on established businesses and offer one-on-one counseling.