Small Business Resources

Local Business Resources

 www.roguecc.edu/SBDC/ - Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center

www.soredi.org Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc.

www.sova.org - Southern Oregon Visitors Guide

www.co.jackson.or.us - Jackson County

www.ci.medford.or.us - City of Medford

www.Ashland.or.us - City of Ashland

www.cccsso.org - Consumer Credit Counseling Service

www.sou.edu/business/internships - SOU School of Business Internship Program

www.wesoweb.org - Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO)

 

State and Local Government Agencies

www.business.oregon.gov - Business Xpress: Oregon's Business Portal

www.bizcenter.org - Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

www.gcap.org - Government Contract Assistance Program - Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center

www.state.or.us - State of Oregon

www.das.state.or.us - State Vendor Information Program

www.familybusinessonline.org - OSU Austin Family Business

www.ccb.state.or.us - Oregon Construction Contractors Board

www.oregon.gov/dor - Oregon Department of Revenue

www.filinginoregon.com - Oregon Secretary of State, Business Registration Services

www.Jobcouncil.org - The Job Council

www.oregon.gov/OBDD - Oregon Business Development Department

www.oregon4biz.com - Business Oregon

 

National Business Resources

www.sba.gov - U.S. Small Business Administration

https://www.sba.gov/contracting - Small Business Administration's Government Contracts Overview Page

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow/women-owned-businesses-programs - The Small Business Administration's section for women-owned businesses and for the Office of Women's Business Ownership

https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/women-owned-small-businesses - Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program

https://www.usa.gov/business?source=busa - USA.gov Small Business Assistance and Information Site

https://uscontractorregistration.com/central-contractor-registration-ccr/ - Central Contractors Registration

www.naics.com - North American Industry Classification System

www.usa.gov - U.S. Government - Federal information and services access

www.gsa.gov - U.S. General Services Administration

www.grants.gov - Search for federal grants

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-business-and-self-employed-tax-center - Small Business and Self-Employment Tax Center

www.irs.gov/businesses/small/industries/index.html - All Industries and Professions Tax Center

 

Associations

www.ora.org - Oregon Restaurant Association

 

Business Basics

www.inc.com - INC Magazine Online

www.peerspectives.org - Peerspective and reports

www.womanowned.com - Resources for women-owned businesses

www.entrpreneur.com - Entrepreneur Magazine

www.kiplinger.com - Kiplinger Newsletter

www.jlconline.com - Journal of Light Construction Magazine

www.picmarkr.com - PicMarkr: Free Watermark Creator

 

Demographics and Statistics

www.census.gov - U.S. Census Bureau - Economic statistics and surveys

www.factfinder.census.gov - Census and statistical information

www.stat-usa.com - Demographic and statistical data

www.city-data.com - Demographic and statistical data

www.oregonprospector.com - State of Oregon Site Selection Tool

Financing Resources

https://www.library.hbs.edu/Find/Guides/Venture-Capital-Private-Equity - Harvard Business School's research guide on the venture capital and private equity industry.

www.factoring.org - International Factoring Association

www.businessloanfunds.com - Business Loan Funds

www.cfda.gov - Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html - Small Business Administration Loans and Grants

*Please note: Grant monies are usually not available for new, for-profit businesses*

 

Legal Web Sites

http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/- Legal Topics for Small Businesses

www.bitlaw.com - A resource on Technology and Intellectual Property Law

www.nolo.com - Nolo Law Center, legal topics resource

www.ftc.gov - Federal Trade Commission

 

Workforce Issues

www.doleta.gov - Department of Labor

www.boli.state.or.us - Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

www.olmis.org - Oregon Labor Market Information System

www.jobcouncil.org - The Job Council

 

Marketing

www.dmnews.com - Direct Marketing News

www.tsnn.com - Trade Show Information

www.sbdcnet.org/category/industry-links - SBDCNet Market Research

www.oregonprospector.com - State of Oregon Site Selection Tool

 

Chambers of Commerce

www.medfordchamber.com - Medford, OR 

www.phoenixchamber.com -Phoenix, OR 

www.centralpointchamber.com - Central Point, OR

www.Ashlandchamber.com - Ashland, OR

www.rogueriverchamber.com - Rogue River, OR

www.eaglepointchamber.org - Eagle Point, OR 

www.JacksonvilleOregon.org - Jacksonville, OR

www.ShadyCoveUpperRogue.org -Shady Cove, OR

 

Inventors

www.inventorsdigest.com - Inventor's Digest Magazine

www.inventnet.com - Inventors Network

 

International Trade

https://www.cbp.gov/ - U.S. Customs

www.usitc.gov - U.S. International Trade Commission

www.bizcenter.org/InternationalTrade - Oregon SBDC International Trade Assistance

https://www.exim.gov/ - Export-Import Bank of the United States

 

Non-Profit Resources

www.nonprofitsteward.org - Center for Nonprofit Stewardship

www.filinginoregon.com/pages/business_registry/nonprofit - Oregon Secretary of State's Corporate Division: Nonprofit Services

www.nonprofitoregon.org - The Nonprofit Association of Oregon

www.hg.org/law-firms/nonprofit-organizations - Non-Profit Organization Attorneys and Law Firms in Oregon

www.irs.gov/charities-&-non-profits - IRS Tax Information for Charities and Non-Profits

https://www.sba.gov/blogs/how-start-non-profit- SBA Information for Non-Profit Organizations

www.nonprofit-support.com - Nonprofit Support Services

Please note: The SBDC Network must observe restrictions in advising non-profits, due to our classification as an economic development agency. However, we are happy to connect or refer you to the right resources.

 

SOU Small Business Development Center