Start a Business

Downtown Troutdale looking west on Historic Columbia River Highway

Want to start a business in Troutdale? In addition to applying for a business license, there are a number of things you should consider before you launch your new project. Below are links to useful information to help you get started.


Steps to Acquiring a Business License

A quick guide on how to get a business license in the City of Troutdale.

Starting a Business in Oregon

Get a step-by-step guide from Business Oregon to starting your business from research and planning to taking a successful startup to the next level.

Oregon Start a Business Guide

Find basic information and a general checklist to guide you through the process of starting a business in Oregon. The guide also highlights business assistance programs that can help you as you begin and continue to operate your business.

Startup Toolkit

Learn how to register your business in Oregon and get your tax, insurance and licensing in order.

How to Form an LLC in Oregon

A step-by-step guide, plus the pros and cons of setting up your business — new or already established — as a limited liability company. 

SBA Business Guide

Provides a template to planning, launching, managing and growing your small business.