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Starting a Business in Oregon: Legal Research


We meet a lot of people who want to start a business but don’t know where to begin.

Entrepreneurs with great ideas don’t always have good business sense, but they can acquire it – or find business partners who have it. And even if you have good business sense, you still need to know the law.

Before you start looking for a store front (or shingle), a business name, or investing in anything (especially if it eats), read Starting a Business guides from the Oregon Corporation Division.

Other business start-up organizations and websites that are sometimes overlooked include:

1) PCC Small Business Development Center
2) Oregon Small Business Development Center
3) Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)
4) Small Business Legal Clinic
5) Small Business Administration

And don’t forget the many books on how to write Business Plans! Sample them at your public library and visit your local bookstores to buy the one that is right for you.

Public library websites, e.g. Washington County or Multnomah County, with a link to their Small Business Incubator and Business dot gov.

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