Are you interested in starting a business? If so, it is likely that you have a vision, but not the experience in every area necessary for building a successful business. Fortunately, there are local organizations comprised of experts with decades of experience, whose purpose is to mentor and advise entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur’s first attempt will often fail due to unforeseen obstacles or mistakes; non-profits like SCORE, The Businesses Enterprise Center, and YES Corvallis provide support so that founders such as yourself succeed on the first try.
Local organizations that help small businesses
Local Business Development
Business Development Resources
Innovation and Networking Resources
You cannot stay in business if you run out of cash, so keeping track of your finances is vital for the success of your venture. Below is a list of accounting software that can help you keep neat records and turn a profit.
Less Accounting – Accounting accounting software for about $70/month (as of July 2017)
Manager – Free accounting software
Quickbooks – The industry standard of accounting software, but expensive
Double Your Freelancing – A blog post on how to hire an accountant
BizXpensTrKr (mobile app) – Track your transactions
This guide was developed by USDA Rural Development for existing and prospective rural business owners to identify and explain the many government programs and resources available in Oregon to help plan, develop, and finance a business.