Check Out These Resources to Help You Start a Business

January 15, 2021

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 workshops for the budding entrepreneurs from February to June. Learn more at http://astoriasundaymarket.com/biz-kidz/.

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

Oregon Small Business Development Centers (https://oregonsbdc.org/) offer help in developing management skills vital to a successful business.

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

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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