Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

With SCORE Portland, you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your Portland SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.

Highlighted Resources

 

Startup Roadmap

SCORE's Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with detailed information and resources. And with SCORE, you don’t have to do it alone.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business is a five-part series of pre-business workshops to help clients reach a “go or no-go” decision for a start-up.

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Courses on Demand

Our on-demand classes allow you to learn at your own pace on a variety of small business topics.

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Recorded Webinars

Watch free webinars anytime! Did you miss a SCORE LIVE webinar? They are available to watch on-demand at your convenience. 

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Guest Notes

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Judith Houck, owner of Classique Floors, the Oregon Small Business Person of the Year for Oregon... Read more

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Asked & Answered Questions For Small Business

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You have questions...We have answers. See what knowledge Potland SCORE mentors have to share on a variety of business topics. Read more

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Small Business Links

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We've organized a selection of links that are useful for entrepreneurs who are planning, starting or operating a small business. Business Knowledge Business PodcastsSales,... Read more
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Q&A - General Business

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I have a home –based business. Does my home owners insurance cover my business? Generally your home insurance does not anticipate providing coverage for a business. You may be... Read more
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Q&A - Websites

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What will it cost me to get my new website running? The answer will depend on what type of website you want, of course. The basic components of website cost are as follows: Domain... Read more
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Q&A - Government Regulations

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How do I apply for a Patent or a Copyright? Copyright forms are readily available at Federal Centers or can be ordered from the COPYRIGHT OFFICE, Library of Congress, Washington D... Read more
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Q&A - Taxes

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Are my workers employees or independent contractors? This important question has significant financial implications to small business owners. IRS Publication 15-A states "The... Read more
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Q&A - Employer & Human Relations

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What do I need to do before hiring my first employee? It's a good idea to have these items in place: An employee handbook - This is a set of workplace rules and policies you want... Read more
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Q&A - Business Law

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Are my workers employees or independent contractors? This important question has significant financial implications to small business owners. IRS Publication 15-A states "The... Read more
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Q&A - Accounting

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What is a “Single Member LLC”? A Limited Liability Company (LLC) can have one or many owners (known as “members”). If just one person is the owner the structure is known as a “... Read more
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Q&A - Marketing and Sales

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How do I find the likes and dislikes of potential customers? This is a very broad question. However, start by looking at the “Statistical Abstract of the United States” There are... Read more
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Q&A - Market Research

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How do I find the norm for business expenses by type of business? There are several Internet sites that offer this type of data. RMA (formerly Robert Morse Associates), www.zone6.... Read more

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