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General Resources

Organizations and agencies offering free services to all small businesses including federal and state programs that offer data, business education, advising, and mentorship. Includes tax and state information on starting or managing a business.

Business Impact NW

Business Impact NW is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to offer individual coaching, training, and access to capital to small business owners, in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, since 1997.

Business Oregon COVID-19 Response and Resources

This page contains resources for businesses recovering from the impacts of COVID-19.

Business Oregon Startup Toolkit

The Startup Toolkit offers step by step information for starting a small business and provides links to resources helping entrepreneurs make educated decisions.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Small Businesses and Self-Employed

Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040 or 1040-SR, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

Livelihood NW

Livelihood NW provides free and low cost business support throughout Oregon and SW Washington, in English and Spanish. Supports businesses in all industries and stages of growth, prioritizing underserved populations.

MSTIP Administrative Procedures

The MSTIP Administrative Procedures outline responsibilities of the Board, WCCC, WCCC TAC, Program Manager and LUT Director. They contain guidelines for program and fiscal administration, project agreements and an overview of all MSTIP-funded programs.

Oregon Business Xpress

A comprehensive list of Oregon's state agencies that are available to start a business journey, or to help expand, grow, and succeed. Includes information on registering your business, taxes, and planning.

Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at PCC Willow Creek

Provides combination of relevant business education and personalized, one-on-one business advising. Offering training programs unique to each businesses journey; from startups to mature businesses.

Portland State University Student Capstone Project Free Business Services

Interdisciplinary student teams working directly with organizations to identify strengths and weaknesses while developing a comprehensive written business plan.

SCORE Mentors

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through free mentoring and education.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Portland District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small business owners and entrepreneurs by providing counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Startup Northwest

Small business and service providers available to provide actionable information on a variety of topics to help small businesses through a holistic approach to business development, incorporating Native values into business goals.

Washington County Capital Improvement Plan

Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted the Capital Improvement Plan FY 2024-29 on April 23, 2024. Projects included in the plan address maintenance/preservation, modernization and expansion of infrastructure and resources.

Washington County Community Library System (WCCLS) Small Business Resources

WCCLS offers research resources for business and nonprofits, including data sets and trainings.