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Resources to get you started 

Small Business Resources

We’re invested in your success

Advantis has compiled this list of resources to help our small-business members find greater success – whether you’re preparing to open or already growing a company.

Starting Your Business

U.S. Small Business Administration
Get helpful advice on planning for a new business, financing, choosing a business structure, licensing and permits, and many other topics.

Oregon Business Development Commission
Helpful information for starting a business in Oregon, including local economic data, information on key industries, local tax incentives and business experts to contact for more assistance.

Portland SCORE
Get one on one small business counseling, free of charge, with a local business expert associated with the Portland chapter of SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives).

Running Your Business


Oregon Department of Revenue
Keep up to date on Oregon tax laws and reforms.

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
Save time and sign up to pay your federal taxes electronically or by phone, 24-7.

Financial Management:
Helpful information on establishing business credit, accepting payments from customers, and smart ways to invest your resources (provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration).