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.

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.