Starting New Business

What You Need to Know

The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Beaverton have formed a strong partnership to assist local companies and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re thinking of starting a business, expanding an existing one, or considering relocation to Beaverton, here are some of the services that can help. For further assistance, please call the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce we’ll be happy to help.

Local Services: Contact the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 503-644-0123 or info@beaverton.org, to receive:

  • Executive Relocation Packet
  • Business Resource Directory
  • Referrals to local member businesses
  • Membership information
  • Chamber events and networking opportunities guide

Call the City of Beaverton Economic Development Manager, Michael Williams, mwilliams@beavertonoregon.gov, 503.526.2456 or visit the City of Beaverton web site to receive:

  • Beaverton Business Start-Up Kit
  • Business license application

Other Local Resources

Q: I am looking to start a business, how do I get started?

Worksource Oregon Employment Department, Beaverton has a full time Workforce Analyst who can provide valuable workforce statistical information. Please call 503-526-2700 to be directed to this valuable business resource. We also have a Employment Tax Department located in our office for all your business tax information needs.

Q: Can I get help with general business questions locally?

Worksource Oregon Employment Department Beaverton, is your pre paid resource available for all your work force needs including posting your Job on our web-site.

Beaverton Library features a comprehensive business center with information on taxes, business structures, marketing, business plans, building a budget and more. 503-644-2197

Westside Economic Alliance provides economic development information for businesses. 503-968-3100 or www.westside-alliance.org

Portland Community College Small Business Development Center offers one-on-one business advising, classes and workshops for starting and running your own business. 503-978-5080 or www.pcc.edu/pcc/pro/sbdc

Portland Development Commission provides services to companies establishing, expanding or relocating facilities in the Portland Metro area. 503-823-3200 or www.portlanddev.org

State Programs

Oregon Economic & Community Development Department offers business loans, business outreach programs and international trade assistance.  503-229-5625 or www.oregon4biz.com

Oregon Business Information Center provides information on local, state and federal tax and business laws and other legal requirements. 503-986-2200 or www.filinginoregon.com

Federal Programs

U.S. Small Business Administration offers loans, counseling and workshops. 800-827-5722 or www.sba.gov. Portland, Ore. District Office: 503-326-2682.

Service Corps of Retired Executives is an SBA-funded volunteer organization that helps small business entrepreneurs realize their dreams for starting and operating successful businesses. SCORE provides free business counseling and advice, resource centers, and workshop.