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Small Business Fairness Act submits first signatures

OREGON SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SUBMITS SPONSORSHIP SIGNATURES FOR INITIATIVE PETITION 2 “Local, Family & Small Business Fairness Act” levels the playing field between Oregon’s smallest businesses and large corporations while repelling future attacks on small business by Oregon’s legislature Portland, Oregon –The Oregon Small Business Association, through the Local, Family & Small Business Fairness Act […]

OSBA officially files Tax Parity Initiative

OREGON SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FILES TAX PARITY INITIATIVE PETITION “Local, Family & Small Business Fairness Act” levels the playing field between Oregon’s smallest businesses and large corporations while repelling future attacks on small business by Oregon’s legislature Portland, Oregon –The Oregon Small Business Association announced today it has filed the “Local, Family and Small Business […]

SB 1528 hits Small Business with $240 million tax!

                  Oregon Small Business Association urges a No vote on SB 1528-B SB 1528 raises a quarter billion in new taxes on Oregon Small Business

OSBA launches Tax Parity initiative petition

                  February 22, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: TJ Reilly, OSBA President,  OREGON SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH TAX PARITY INITIATIVE PETITION “Local, Family & Small Business Fairness Act” levels the playing field between Oregon’s smallest businesses and large corporations while repelling future attacks on small business […]

Capitol Round-up: Business Tax, Hemp, Wolf, Carbon

              SB 1528Small business tax.  SB 1528 is a tax only on Oregon Small businesses which will impact many small Oregon family farmers. Last year Congress passed the heralded Tax Reform package which provided small businesses a 20% reduction in taxable income. SB 1528 simply steals away the benefit […]

New soda tax a nightmare for grocers

                Seattle rolled out a beverage tax on Jan. 1 and so far, few positive stories on the implementation have surfaced. But there has been a lot of criticism: Business owners say they received no guidance from the City of Seattle on how to implement the tax and […]

Reason to start, or not start, a business in Oregon

                  As the U.S. economy expands more Americans are thinking of starting their own business. Oregon can be a great place to start a business, but also has some challenges they may make a potential entrepreneur think twice about opening shop in the state. Three things that […]

Oregon eclipse tourism data shows something went wrong

Last summer in Oregon was a season of wonder, disaster, and a little bit of an employment mystery. The August eclipse was predicted to bring one million visitors to the state. Hotels were full. Restaurants stocked up on food and told customers to pay in cash to avoid long lines. With the big boom in […]

Why is Oregon offering the nation’s most generous Amazon deal?

The “Amazon Effect” has been used to explain the troubles of brick-and-mortar retailers, supply chain disruptions, and even the death “Main Street USA.” Now, as the company is searching for a site for its second headquarters, critics are focusing on the tax incentives the company is taking advantage of. For example, one newspaper headline reports […]

Business bills of the 2017 Session

. As with several before it, Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session was no friend to business growth or success. Although it could have been much worse, the Legislature expanded its control over Oregon business in a variety of ways through new laws. Here are a few business owners ought to be aware of: