Business Information Center

Your One Stop Shop for Oregon Business​

This business portal leads you to what you need for starting and managing a business, including Oregon state requirements, but also resources to help you grow and succeed.

Starting a Business: Steps to starting a business

License Directory​: Find information about licensing

Business Publications: Guides for starting a business

Business Names and Trademarks: Register a business name or a trademark. What's the difference?​​

​​​​Hiring Employees: Resources to help when hiring employees

Staying Legally Compliant​ with federal and state laws

Changing Tax Filing Status: Changing your tax filing status/S-Corp status

Relocating a Business​: How to steps for relocating your business​

State Certifications​​: Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID)

Marketing, Government Contracts, and International Trade​: Resources for growing your business

Close a Business​: Dissolving your business​

​​​​​​Answers to Business Registration Questions: Frequently asked questions and answers for your business.

Business Laws & Rules: Laws and rules for business, notary and UCC ​

Business Privacy Alternatives: Alternatives to using your home address for registry

Corporate Transparency Act:​ Federal requirement for reporting beneficial ownership​

Prevent & Detect Business Identity: Protect your business from identity theft

Government Databases: Commonly requested online Oregon business databases

Business Alerts​:​ Keep informed about the latest information and protect yourself from misleading solicitations.

Business Xpress​: Links to a wealth of knowledge and resources to explore

Office of Small Business Assistance​: Helping small business navigate through state government

​​​Know who you are doing business with: Consumer Protection Resources​


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Resources for Small Business

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