Check Out These Resources to Help You Start a Business

November 26, 2018

Do you want to start a business or have a great idea to fill a gap in the marketplace? Feel like you don’t know how to get your business off the ground? You are not alone. Entrepreneurs exist all across the state and many are working hard to get their goods and services to their target audience. There are numerous programs in Oregon designed to help!

Market Biz Kidz and the Young Entrepreneurs Club
is a program jointly run by the Oregon State University Extension Service’s 4-H program and the Astoria Sunday Market. The club is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The curriculum includes monthly work- shops for the budding entrepreneurs from February to June.  astoriasundaymarket.com/biz-kidz

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week is a statewide initiative designed to educate Oregon youth in business, leadership, teamwork, and more. During each program, YEBW incorporates inspirational speakers, interactive learning exercises, and other professional growth activities.  yebw.org
 
Oregon Youth Venture Fund is a student-run, non-profit venture fund. It provides capital to young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and test new ideas.
www.oyvf.org

Oregon Secretary of State, Corporate Division provides several business guides online, free of charge.  sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/default.aspx 

Oregon Small Business Development Centers offer help in developing management skills vital to a successful business.  www.bizcenter.org

Distributive Education Clubs of America is an international association of high school and college students that prepares entrepreneurs in various career fields.  www.deca.org

Service Corps of Retired Executives provides counseling to small businesses. To locate the SCORE chapter nearest you, visit: www.score.org.


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