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Oregon 5th highest gas prices!

By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation

Motorists in Oregon are paying the fifth-highest price for a gallon of gas in the nation this spring. Read more »

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 PAC, submitted sponsorship signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division today for Initiative Petition 2, for the 2020 November General Election. The measure seeks to make all tax rates, calculations and loopholes afforded to the largest publicly-traded companies automatically available for small and family businesses. The ballot measure is in response to Senate Bill 1528, which eliminated tax relief for Oregon’s smallest businesses, while providing the wealthiest Oregonians new tax credits to avoid paying higher federal tax liability. Read more »

Lawsuit: Musicians blocked from Portland festival

By Oregon Small Business Association

The independent Soul’d Out Music Festival in Portland has sued its larger counterpart in California for what it describes as monopolistic practices that violate federal antitrust laws. Read more »

Burgerville’s union makes history…again

By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation

The above full-page ad in the April 26th Oregonian newspaper touts the historic union vote as well as Burgeville’s other ground breaking decisions such as being the first to offset 100% of their electricity with renewable energy and the first to serve 100% cage free eggs and antibiotic/hormone free products. Read more »

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 Fairness Act” for the 2020 November General Election. The ballot measure seeks to make all tax rates, calculations and loopholes afforded to the largest publicly-traded companies automatically available for small and family businesses. The ballot measure is in direct response to Senate Bill 1528, which would gut tax relief for Oregon’s smallest businesses, while providing the wealthiest Oregonians with new tax credits to avoid paying higher federal tax liability. Read more »

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 Read more »

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 by Oregon’s legislature Read more »

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 from Oregon taxes. Sb 1528 only eliminates the tax deduction for small businesses in the 2017 Tax Reform and does not eliminate or touch the tax reductions offered to large corporations. Read more »

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 shoppers were surprised at the unexpectedly high expense. Some store owners on Seattle’s border say they’re already losing customers.

Ahmed Mohamed of West Seattle Halal Market tells the Seattle Times, “The customers – they look at the price and then they don’t even talk to you. They just walk away.” Read more »

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 make Oregon a great place for business are the following.

1. Highly educated workforce. In the Portland area, almost half the adult population has a bachelor’s degree or higher. Across the U.S., less than one-third of adults have college degree. Oregon’s growing population is a rich source for customers and clients. Read more »