Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

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THE TOP 11 THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO by Judith Houck, owner of Classique Floors
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Guest Notes

Judith Houck, owner of Classique Floors, the Oregon Small Business Person of the Year for Oregon & Southwest Washington, was the special guest speaker at the Portland Score Chapter Read more

Asked & Answered Questions For Small Business
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Asked & Answered Questions For Small Business

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

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

I have a home –based business. Does my home owners insurance cover my business? Read more
Q&A - Websites
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Q&A - Websites

What will it cost me to get my new website running? Read more
Q&A - Government Regulations
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Q&A - Government Regulations

How do I apply for a Patent or a Copyright? Read more
Q&A - Taxes
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Q&A - Taxes

Are my workers employees or independent contractors? Read more
Q&A - Employer & Human Relations
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Q&A - Employer & Human Relations

What do I need to do before hiring my first employee? It's a good idea to have these items in place: Read more
Q&A - Business Law
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Q&A - Business Law

Are my workers employees or independent contractors? Read more
Q&A - Accounting
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Q&A - Accounting

What is a “Single Member LLC”? Read more
Q&A - Marketing and Sales
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Q&A - Marketing and Sales

How do I find the likes and dislikes of potential customers? Read more

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