Starting Your Business in King City, Oregon?
We recognize that small businesses are the foundation of any local economy, and making connections with needed resources and supportive individuals is a big part of starting a successful small business. We are here to help make that happen.
To that end, we have compiled a list of Small Business Resources to help our local entrepreneurs connect with regional services that provide general business advice and mentoring, as well as supply chain resources.
KING CITY BUSINESS RESOURCES
When you open your business in King City, you'll need a business license and information permits if any are required.
To make sure your business will be an appropriate match for the underlying zoning, contact the City's Planning Department or review zoning and signage information on the City's website.
STATE BUSINESS RESOURCES
Oregon's Secretary of State provides several resources for new businesses, including a guide for starting a business in Oregon and one for employers doing business in Oregon.
Oregon's Business Xpress is an online portal providing state resources for starting, expanding, and operating a business in Oregon.
There are many state and local tools available to help directly finance your business or advise you on ways to help pay capital, startup, and operating costs.
- Oregon Small Business Development Center Capital Access Team
The Capital Access Team offers specialty advising on ways to finance your business and become "funder ready."
- Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs: Offers free technical assistance, business counseling, and access to capital.
- Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber: Works to increase the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington.
- Women's Business Center: Works to elevate women entrepreneurs by educating, financing and counseling them through the process of starting and growing a business.
LOANS & GRANTS
LOANS & GRANTS
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans & Grants Offers financing and funding options for small businesses.
- Ascent Funding
Non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business lending in the Portland metro region.
- Craft3 Certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business loans in Oregon and Washington.
- Mercy Corp Northwest
Provides loans and grants to new and existing businesses who may not qualify for traditional bank loans.
- Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon CapitalLink
Financing for small business entrepreneurs who are unable to access capital through traditional banking institutions.
- Oregon Angel Fund
Provides competitive angel investing ($100K - $2M+) to Oregon and SW Washington based entrepreneurs.
- Oregon Entrepreneur Network Angel Oregon
Held in the spring of each year, Angel Oregon offers competitive investment awards to early-stage companies, historically $200,000 - $300,000.
- Innovation, Research and Technology Transfer Grants
Tigard entrepreneurs and innovators have a new partner in Business Oregon to help bring their idea for a commercially viable product to market. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants are competitive federal programs designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide new opportunities for small businesses to conduct research and development (R&D) with commercialization potential.
- Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)
SBICs are privately-owned and managed investment funds licensed and regulated by the Small Business Administration. They use their own capital, plus funds borrowed with an SBA guarantee, to make equity and debt investments in qualifying businesses.
- Oregon BEST: Funds and supports innovative cleantech startups across Oregon. Connects startups with state and federal resources while preparing them for follow-on investment through a series of focused programs.
- Elevate Capital: Early stage fund that invests in aspiring under-served entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas and products.
- Portland Seed Fund: Early stage venture fund focused on growing and scaling startups; financial planning and controls; building a winning team and culture; leveraging modern customer development techniques and accessing growth capital.