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How to Start a New Small Business in Oregon

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
By CAMERON ASMUSSEN

1: Planning and Preparation
Creating a new small business is not something to be done on a whim. Startups first require many hours of planning and tough decision making. What are you selling? Who is your target market? What kind of legal structure will you use? Where will you get the necessary capital and materials? All of these questions and more can be better answered by taking one of many business classes throughout the country. There, you should be able to develop a startup plan that makes sense for your new small business. This is perhaps the most important step in launching a new business, as planning things right from the beginning will ultimately be the biggest factor for your startup’s long-term success. Also, identifying the right strategies and goals before you launch will make all following steps and decisions much less complicated.

2: Licensing and Registration
After deciding on the best plan for success, the next step to launching your new startup is to fill out the necessary licenses and forms, beginning with the business registration forms found at http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/register.aspx. The business registration forms are how you let the state know your Assumed Business Name, Domestic Business Entity (where they can mail you legal documents), and any trade and service mark registration. After paying the application fees for those documents your startup will now be registered. After that though you will still need to get the right license or licenses required for your particular industry to start up a business. As the Small Business Administration puts it: “State licenses are frequently required for occupations as varied as building contractors, physicians, appraisers, accountants, barbers, real estate agents, auctioneers, private investigators, private security guards, funeral directors, bill collectors, and cosmetologists. Since you can't always guess which occupations and professions are licensed by your state, you should always check with your state licensing authorities.” So if your start-up business is in the food industry, you need to track down the proper food handler licenses. Or if you are a contractor, you should track down the right contractors license. Luckily, the state of Oregon has made all of these available at http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov.

3: Tax Registration
After you have made the perfect plan and acquired the proper licenses for your industry, you will need to register your new business for tax and trade name purposes. You can register and obtain an employer identification number for free from the Federal IRS at http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-%26-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-EINs. If your start up has any employees, you will also need to make unemployment insurance contributions and track down the W4 and I9 forms.

4: Hard Work
Now that your startup has been legally established, the real work begins. The road to success will be filled with many more hurdles, obstacles, and fees pertaining to whatever specific industry you choose. To help ease the burden you should also look into hiring a good lawyer and accountant. Following these three steps, however, should get your small business off the ground, and in good legal standing with the state.

 

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+3 #1 my buisGuest 2012-09-14 14:41:07
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MONTHLY:Stick to plan,show self progress, better myself.for the babies save aii cash buy materials(ecet) start profitable buisness.

ONE YEAR:Have foundation established create security for INC. and fam.Aquire four employees.Never stop expanding vocabulary.

TWO YEAR:Produce enough money to invest and aquire a few more employees.Incor perate my family with buisness, teach children the value of working hard and consuming information,and very imp,proper WORK EDICATE.Make my first million.

FIVEYEAR:Produce,expand,demolish and crush all competitors by selling, buying,trading, and giving only the best of everything.Have employees working hard but have fun doing it.Make so muuch money its comin out the asses of whom ever said i'd amount to nothing. (thiking 100steps ahead of everyone else)

TENYEAR:Driving lamborguinni's, ferrarries and have everyone takin care of that is important. Stay fit healthy start thinking about my kids taking over!

TWENTYFIVE:Hand buisness over to kids ,sit on my ass and make billions.

Never forget who helped me get here and who opend the door and my eyes!!!!I will never forget that moment when i realized that we or i shall say mankind can get whatever we want, and i want my family back so thats my goal in life over anything. MUCH ABLIGED, AND THE WORLDS BIGGEST THANK YOU,
TO MY GOD SENT SAINT/ANGEL/SLA PPER OF THE FACE BRAD U KNOW WHO U R.

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0 #2 RE: How to Start a New Small Business in OregonGuest 2013-12-31 06:33:37
How much does it cost to just buy all the licenses to start your own business? If someone was to want to open a cleaning business for example (selling a service) how much would the total be? I am having a difficult time figuring it out. I definitely am not asking exact pricing-more like your estimate. Thank you!
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+1 #3 Broken linksGuest 2014-03-18 21:15:43
Nice little article, but your links to Secretary of State for Oregon are broken.
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0 #4 We reset the linksGuest 2014-03-18 21:51:59
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Nice little article, but your links to Secretary of State for Oregon are broken.


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