For a while now the State of Oregon has been a leader in embracing online access to government services. Included in this virtual buffet is a businesses’ best friend:

Maintained by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office, the site features business registry services (new registrations, renewals, name searches, etc…), UCC filing searches, notary public services, and live chat support to name a few of the many services available from the comfort of your office.

Overall, the SOS has done a great job of reducing the administrative burden on businesses for routine inquiries and basic filings.