Business License:  There is no requirement for a business license in Benton County or the City of Corvallis. Depending on the type of business you are starting, there may be other types of licensing requirements. You will want to register your business name with the State Corporation Division regardless of the form of business you start (Sole proprietorship, Corporation, LLC).

To learn more about starting and growing a business, visit the links below:

Business Enterprise Center

Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College

Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Oregon Corporation Division

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN) is a statewide association of microenterprise development programs and their supporters. OMEN’s mission is to increase opportunities for economically and geographically disadvantaged entrepreneurs by building the capacity and quality of Oregon microenterprise and entrepreneur development services. 

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) is a non-profit organization that aims to help Oregon manufacturers respond to the challenges of competing in an increasingly global economy. Visit their website to learn more about how they have helped may companies, and how they may help you.

Grow Oregon - Thinking about growth? Wondering what it will take to stay profitable now and in the years ahead?
Whether you’re pursuing new markets or improving operational efficiencies, sustaining growth is fundamental to success.  And yes, it can be lonely at the top. GROW Oregon’s highly experienced advisors have been there themselves, and have the wisdom to help your business thrive. GROW Oregon, a program of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN), provides the following specialized services to qualified companies:

• Strategic needs assessment     • Advanced market research and analysis         • CEO networking/mentoring 
                        • Search engine optimization guidance         • Digital media assistance

Additional services include:
• Business planning         • Financial analysis           • Debt and equity financing assistance     • Export assistance

Follow this link to see if you qualify:

International Trade Assistance: Several links for International Trade Assistance can be found under the “Get Global” tab on the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network page. Other information can be found at Export Council of Oregon, and Business Oregon.

Last updated: 5/8/2017 1:12:17 PM