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    Division of Small Business – State of Delaware

    EDGE out the competition with a grant of up to $25,000 (Entrepreneur) or $100,000 (STEM) for your small business! Apply today – applications accepted through September 30. More Info

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    Business Resources

    Nearly 100 organizations, including nonprofits and government agencies, have more than 300 programs that offer all kinds of support for Delaware’s small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Find the right organization / program for your needs:

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    Eligible Business Qualifications

    Small businesses, Micro-businesses, and For-profit independent arts and cultural organizations (collectively, “Eligible Applicants”) must be currently viable and have begun operation on or before March 1, 2019, and continue to be in operation as of the date of application (maybe shuttered due to COVID restrictions). See the FAQ section below for definitions of business categories above.

    Eligible Applicants will be required to show loss of gross receipts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or compliance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols which resulted in business modifications, interruptions, or closures.

    Small businesses and Micro-businesses must:

    1. Have 2019 or 2020 Gross Receipts of between $25,000 and $500,000 per annum

    • line 1a, IRS Form 1120 or 1065;
    • line 1, IRS Form 1040 Schedule C
    • sum of line 1a + line 2, IRS Form 1040 Schedule F

    2. Demonstrate positive net profit on 2019 Business Return ($1 or greater)

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    Division of Corporations – State of Delaware –

    The Division of Corporations On-line Services will not be available after 11:45 pm (EST) on June 1, 2021. More Info

    Read Why Corporations Choose Delaware

    More than one million business entities take advantage of Delaware’s complete package of incorporation services, including modern and flexible corporate laws, our highly-respected Judiciary and legal community, a business-friendly government, and the customer-service-oriented staff of the Division of Corporations. You can also stay current

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    ​​​Steps for Setting up Shop

    When starting a new business, there are important decisions to make and rules and procedures to be addressed. Fi​rst and foremost, are you
    required to register your business in Oregon?

    Although there is no single source for all filing requirements, the following steps will assist in starting your business.

    1. Do your research

    Business Xpress​ is a cooperative effort of state agencies and your first stop for starting a business in Oregon.  The

    How to Start a Business in Oregon guide provides a
    checklist to guide you through the process of registering your business.

    2. Create a business plan

    It helps to begin with a plan. A business plan is a blueprint of every aspect of your business. Sales, marketing, advertising, promotion and location are some aspects of creating a plan. For a tutorial on creating a business plan,

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    News & Notices, Customer Alerts and Processing Times

    • News & Notices: Get the latest information about changes affecting business conducted with the Business Programs Division.
    • Customer Alerts: Get the latest information about confirmed scams against Californians and businesses in the State of California, and what you can do if you have been a victim of a scam.
    • Get the current processing dates for Business Entities and determine which method of submission meets your needs.

    Online Services

    All LLC Statements of Information and the required Statement of Information for most corporations can be submitted electronically using a credit card. PDF copies of imaged business entity documents, including Statements of Information are available for free on the Secretary of State’s Business Search.

    Note: Statements of Information for common interest developments must be submitted on paper, by mail or in person (drop off), at this time.


    The Business Entities Section

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    Articles of Incorporation – General Stock

    Form ARTS-GS



    Articles of Incorporation – Close

    eForms filing - Form ARTS-CL - https://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/corp/pdf/articles/arts-cl.pdf

    Form ARTS-CL



    Articles of Incorporation – Professional


    Form ARTS-PC



    Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Mutual Benefit


    Form ARTS-MU



    Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Public Benefit


    Form ARTS-PB-501(c)(3)



    Articles of Incorporation – Nonprofit Religious


    Form ARTS-RE



    Articles of Incorporation – Common Interest Development


    Form ARTS-CID


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    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Future State, a change management consulting firm headquartered in Oakland, CA. Future State’s 75-person team joins the Talent & Organization / Human Potential practice at Accenture, adding highly specialized expertise focused on agile business transformation.

    Future State makes ideas and innovation real for clients within the life sciences, CPG and technology industries, through expert planning, intuitive communication, team coaching and empathy. This innovative approach — along with strong credentials in product development enablement, business growth and post-merger integration — add new methodologies that expand Accenture’s existing C-suite offerings. Future State, a certified B Corp, is also widely recognized for its commitment to corporate social responsibility, and was selected by B Lab as a “Best for the World Changemaker” honoree in 2019.

    “As the ongoing health, economic and social crises have demonstrated, disruption is constant and companies must adapt to thrive and

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    License Requirements

    The state of Oregon doesn’t have a general business license.
    However, many occupations and business activities require special licenses, permits or certifications from state agencies or boards.

    The state of Oregon offers a searchable online
    license dire​ctory,
    a directory of over 1,100 licenses,
    permits and certifications. ​

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    Local Requirements

    Cities and counties may require a license for businesses operating in their jurisdictions. If your business is located within the city limits,
    city offices to see if a local business license is required. If there is no specific listing for business licenses in your directory, the city hall information number is an appropriate initial contact.

    Licensing offices for the following cities are:

    Portland Bureau of Licenses  |  503-823-5157

    111 SW Columbia St., Ste. 600

    Portland, OR 97201-5840


    Salem Permit Application Center | 503-588-6256

    555 Liberty Street SE, Room 320

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