Entrepreneurs registered 216 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in November, a 33% decrease from October totals. November’s decrease followed a string of big increases in September and October. That’s according to today’s edition of the monthly Bend Entrepreneur Report from Bend business attorneys EagerLaw PC.
November is the beginning of the holiday season, which probably contributed to this decline.
Statewide, registrations decreased by 13%. Among bigger cities, Bend had the highest rate of business registrations per 100,000 population. Bend ranked fourth in total registrations in November, behind Portland, Salem and Eugene. Bend retained the title of most registrations by population among large cities.
I’d expect an uptick in December as business owners form new entities for tax and other year-end purposes.
Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.