Starting a Business in Tillamook County
There are several key steps to starting a business in Tillamook County. The steps may vary according to the type of business you intend to start, but the following guide for 10 Key Steps to Starting a Business will give you a general idea.
Note:Many of the following steps can be researched and accomplished by first visiting the respective web sites listed, rather than calling or visiting agency offices.
- Get basic information with help from the Tillamook Public Library.
- Create a business plan with help from the Small Business Development Center.
- Determine a business name and register it at State of Oregon Central Business Registry
- Determine the legal structure of the business.
- Determine the Business Type and register it with the City of Tillamook Business License Application.
- Select a site and determine zoning and site permit requirements with help from Tillamook County.
- Obtain any special licenses and permits.
- Get tax information from the Oregon Tax Information Center, and the Internal Revenue Service.
- Learn about employer responsibilities at the state and federal levels from Worksource Oregon and the Internal Revenue Service.
For those business start-ups that do not have access to the Internet, the Tillamook Library provides access to the Internet during hours the library is open.
THE OREGON ADVANTAGE: A web portal communicating critical information about Oregon’s competitive business environment, linked to a searchable database of available certified industrial properties, and an intake form where site selectors can directly communicate with Oregon’s national recruitment manager. http://www.oregon4biz.com/The-Oregon-Advantage/
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Additional updated content is available under this section that communicates the services and tools available from Business Oregon to help existing Oregon companies grow their business in Oregon. http://www.oregon4biz.com/Grow-Your-Business/
MORE BUSINESS SUPPORT: A list of organizations at the local, regional, state and federal level that offer economic development resources to Oregon companies. http://www.oregon4biz.com/More-Business-Support/