RELEASE: Announcing "Start a Business" Video Series

How to Start a Business in Oregon

SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced the release of a series of videos to help Oregon entrepreneurs start their small businesses.

“One of my top priorities for the Corporations Division is to make doing business in Oregon as simple as possible, and these new videos do just that,” said Richardson. 

The “Start a Business” video series can be found through the Secretary of State website. These videos compliment the Business Xpress Startup Toolkit

Business Xpress is Oregon’s one-stop shop for all things business. 

Videos in the series include:

An overview of the process and the Business Xpress Startup Toolkit

  • Step 1 – Choosing a name and legal structure
  • Step 2 – Registering your business name
  • Step 3 – Getting your tax numbers
  • Step 4 – Insurance and bond information
  • Step 5 – Business licenses based on location and trade
  • Step 6 – Understanding employer obligations
  • An overview of some of the state agencies small businesses might encounter

“Starting a business may seem overwhelming with endless details, but it’s actually pretty straightforward,” said Ruth Miles, Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State. “When someone wants to start a business in Oregon, it’s our job to clear the obstacles and show the way.”