Small Business Resources

Local Business Resources - Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. - Southern Oregon Visitors Guide - Jackson County - City of Medford - City of Ashland - Consumer Credit Counseling Service - SOU School of Business Internship Program - Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO)


State and Local Government Agencies - Business Xpress: Oregon's Business Portal - Oregon Small Business Development Center Network - Government Contract Assistance Program - Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center - State of Oregon - State Vendor Information Program - OSU Austin Family Business - Oregon Construction Contractors Board - Oregon Department of Revenue - Oregon Secretary of State, Business Registration Services - The Job Council - Oregon Business Development Department - Business Oregon


National Business Resources - U.S. Small Business Administration - Small Business Administration's Government Contracts Overview Page - The Small Business Administration's section for women-owned businesses and for the Office of Women's Business Ownership - Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program - Small Business Assistance and Information Site - Central Contractors Registration - North American Industry Classification System - U.S. Government - Federal information and services access - U.S. General Services Administration - Search for federal grants - Small Business and Self-Employment Tax Center - All Industries and Professions Tax Center


Associations - Oregon Restaurant Association


Business Basics - INC Magazine Online - Peerspective and reports - Resources for women-owned businesses - Entrepreneur Magazine - Kiplinger Newsletter - Journal of Light Construction Magazine - PicMarkr: Free Watermark Creator


Demographics and Statistics - U.S. Census Bureau - Economic statistics and surveys - Census and statistical information - Demographic and statistical data - Demographic and statistical data - State of Oregon Site Selection Tool

Financing Resources - Harvard Business School's research guide on the venture capital and private equity industry. - International Factoring Association - Business Loan Funds - Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - Small Business Administration Loans and Grants

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


Legal Web Sites Legal Topics for Small Businesses - A resource on Technology and Intellectual Property Law - Nolo Law Center, legal topics resource - Federal Trade Commission


Workforce Issues - Department of Labor - Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries - Oregon Labor Market Information System - The Job Council


Marketing - Direct Marketing News - Trade Show Information - SBDCNet Market Research - State of Oregon Site Selection Tool


Chambers of Commerce - Medford, OR -Phoenix, OR - Central Point, OR - Ashland, OR - Rogue River, OR - Eagle Point, OR - Jacksonville, OR -Shady Cove, OR


Inventors - Inventor's Digest Magazine - Inventors Network


International Trade - U.S. Customs - U.S. International Trade Commission - Oregon SBDC International Trade Assistance - Export-Import Bank of the United States


Non-Profit Resources - Center for Nonprofit Stewardship - Oregon Secretary of State's Corporate Division: Nonprofit Services - The Nonprofit Association of Oregon - Non-Profit Organization Attorneys and Law Firms in Oregon - IRS Tax Information for Charities and Non-Profits SBA Information for Non-Profit Organizations - 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.


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