Chic Black Book - Portland, OR

Hey there! We get asked for recommendations daily from small business owners that are looking for services. We are always happy to share what we know about who we know...and here you have it! Introducing the Chic Black Book. It is a directory of organizations that we have vetted and feel comfortable recommending specifically for the Portland, OR region.

  • Coaches
  • CPAs
  • Legal Representatives
  • Marketing/Branding Representatives
  • Payroll Services
  • Photographers
  • Real Estate Representatives
  • Web Designers


Coaches
Imagine Your Reality Business Coaching provides a holistic perspective to your business. Instead of focusing on just marketing or sales, we like to look at the
whole picture with our clients and help them move from survive to thrive in their businesses and their lives. Our goal is to grow your business, while enhancing the
quality of your life so that you have time to be with the people who are important and do what you are called to do! Whether you’re just starting your business or you’ve hit a plateau, we will develop a business plan that helps you move in the right direction, while balancing your business growth with your life. Call us today for a free assessment of your business.

Website: www.imagineyourreality.com
Email: imagineyourreality@gmail.com
Phone: 503-869-0163

As a Portland based Success Coach I work nationally with self-employed, business owners, managers, executives and career professionals to grow your business and be more successful than you ever thought possible! To create a growing and successful business you need to be extremely effective, have rock solid confidence for any situation, a crystal clear vision of your business goals, strong passion for your work, an action roadmap that improves results, strategies to remove obstacles and of course raving fans. Get the tools you need to create the most powerful, sustainable and effortless way to eliminate the most common obstacles you face to your business growth. Start building your foundation to accomplish your objectives so you can create the success you crave!

Website: www.TrueResults-Coaching.com/chicceo
Email: angeltrue@trueresults-coaching.com
Phone: 503-784-9250



CPA
Snyder & Foster, your tax professionals. Whether you are dealing with the IRS or just need a tax return filed, our experienced staff of professionals will complete all of your personal and business tax needs accurately and efficiently. Our main objective is to provide you with quick and affordable tax services so you can have peace of mind. At Snyder & Foster we consider your success our success and are ready to partner with you. Our team of experienced and professional CPA’s have the knowledge and experience you need to overcome any tax issue. Snyder & Foster is your answer because saving you money is not only our goal but our passion.

Website: www.snyderfostercpas.com
Email: doug@snyderfostercpas.com
Phone: 503-297-2610


Legal Representatives
Founded in 1957, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. has offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem. We provide complete litigation, legal advice, and transactional legal services to closely-held businesses and Fortune 500 companies, public corporations, governments, and individuals. Whatever your legal needs, we provide high-quality counsel and value-added, practical solutions. Our team approach sets us apart from other firms. This means that our litigators are brought into the conversation early so you can avoid litigation whenever possible. It means that our government attorneys get involved when changes in legislation will result in the best outcome for you. And, it means that you can be confident you are well represented because we work collaboratively with you, combining our talents with a deep understanding of your goals.

Website: www.harrang.com
Email: info@harrang.com
Phone: 503-242-0000

I am a Portland based attorney with over 30 years of experience representing owners of businesses, real estate, and intellectual property in transactions and litigation. Business: I can help you with forming a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership; buying/selling a company or business assets; adding new shareholders, owners, or key employees; drafting or amending buy-sell agreements or loan transactions; informally resolving a business dispute; or representing your business in court. Real Estate: I can help you navigate the complex legal issues around buying, selling, developing, or leasing commercial or residential real property; negotiate a lease that will afford flexibility to a growing business; or represent you in court on real estate disputes, including transactions that went south.
Intellectual Property: I can help you enhance your company’s branding efforts by obtaining Federal trademark or service mark registrations for your product/services; monetize your intellectual property by licensing it; or assist you n licensing technology from another company. I can represent you in court on a trademark infringement or trade secret misappropriation claim.Estate Planning: I can prepare or revise estate planning documents such as wills or trusts. Licensed in Oregon and Washington. Se habla español. Counselor to Growing Businesses.
Website: www.jbodielaw.com
Email: jeff@jbodielaw.com
Phone: 503-241-2706

A minute of counseling is often worth a year of litigation. The Firm advises clients on the legal viability of business plans and the management of the legal risks as well as translates business agreements into strong, binding documents. Philosophically, the Firm believes “it is a gift to be simple” and strives for the virtues of a simple solution with the rare exception where complexity serves an essential purpose. James Oberholtzer has provided legal services to clients for over 35 years. His clients range from entrepreneurs, senior housing, families, large companies, charities and foundations. From acquisitions, mergers taxation and intellectual property to estate planning, family wealth planning, wills and trusts, James Oberholtzer is the attorney you need.

Website: http://ro-portland.com/attorneys.php
Email: info@ro-portland.com
Phone: 503-345-0652

My work with women entrepreneurs began as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1996. Today, as an Oregon-licensed attorney, I take a comprehensive planning approach to counsel owners of small businesses and real estate. Tax planning and compliance for businesses and non-profits. As a former I.R.S. attorney, I can represent you in tax controversies with the I.R.S. and Department of Revenue. Comprehensive estate plans for business owners to protect the interests of their families, and the future of their business associates and employees. Selection of business entity; preparation of organizational agreements; and governmental filings. Drafting and negotiating commercial leases; purchases and sales of residential and commercial property; land use, environmental and natural resources law.

Website: www.sternerlaw.com
Email: mssterner@gmail.com
Phone: 503-358-8521


Marketing/Branding Representatives
BRANDgfx (“Brand Graphics”) is a virtual design and marketing team with expertise in the various products and services you need to successfully brand, market, and grow your business. Our mission is to generate new business and cultivate existing customer relationships for our clients. Working virtually allows us to pull together the best team specifically tailored to each individual client’s needs, which also allows us to keep our overhead down and pass on tremendous savings to you. You get Madison Avenue talent with niche expertise, streamlined account service, customized project development, and best of all — a successful return on your marketing investment!

Website: www.BRANDgfx.com
Email: info@BRANDgfx.com
Phone: 619-787-3623

Just by Design offers design solutions for your budget. Your business can benefit from our expertise in custom web design, SEO, graphic design, email marketing and social media knowhow. With our help, you can gain greater exposure for your business. We make it easy. With our personalized approach, the savviness and marketing expertise, we walk you through the entire process. We have over 16 years of experience creating design solutions with a personal touch. Let us help you reach your goals!

Website: www.justbydesign.com
Email: info@justbydesign.com
Phone: 503-303-8701


Payroll Service Providers

Ceridian Payroll LogoCeridian helps organizations save time and money, increase employee engagement and productivity. Our offering includes payroll, benefits, tax services, compliance, human resources including Dayforce Human Capital Management and Employee Assistance Programs. Ceridian Powerpay for small business makes payday easier for everyone. Ceridian has helped organizations of all sizes effectively manage their payroll for more than 80 years and has a solution that will meet your needs. With Ceridian Powerpay, you can securely enter, preview and submit your payroll data using leading technology with convenient, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery. Powerpay ensures accurate government remittances, delivery of employee pay statements, and/or direct deposits.

Website: www.ceridian.com
Email: onesource@ceridian.com
Phone: 1-800-729-7655


Photographers
Andy Robbins Photography
Andy is an easygoing accomplished local Portland photographer with a versatile portfolio who shoots for the fun of it. He provides a personal service for clients in the local area, in studio or on location, shooting mostly on weekends. Andy specializes in portraiture from families, kids and seniors to fashion and commercial work.

Website: www.robbinshome.us
Email: reserve66@gmail.com

Porch Swing Photography offers an environmental portrait service specifically for the small business owner putting together a website or PR package. Brian (the owner and photographer) will set up a mobile studio inside your shop to highlight you in your natural habitat. Designed for Chic CEO readers, the “small business media” package is an affordable way to get that extra polish you need to stand out from the crowd. Make your online and print media stand out with beautiful photographs that showcase you and your products.

Website: www.PorchSwingPhotography.com/chic
Email: Brian@PorchSwingPhotography.com
Phone: 971-226-7547


Real Estate Representatives
My goal is to help you get the most out of your homeownership experience, whether you’re a home buyer, seller, investor or just interested in real estate. I’ve assembled a number of useful real estate tools and resources for you on this site. I hope you’ll find them useful, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Website: www.bethgerhart.com
Email: bethgerhart@gmail.com
Phone: 503-819-2885

Whether you are starting your business from scratch, or already established and expanding your presence, I have the knowledge and commitment to help companies of all sizes find that perfect office space for your business. Helping my clients work through their real estate needs in order for you to concentrate on your clients needs.

Website: www.cushwake.com
Email: peter.dunn@cushwake.com
Phone: 503-279-1771


Web Designers
Sarah G Creative is design, photography, and web sites that make you look awesome. I’m rocking over ten years of mad skills in Internet, graphic design, and photography, and I know how to use it. Whether you dream up clothing, design jewelry, work with your hands, or create with your mind, my work helps make your dreams into your livelihood, and shows how expertly you do what you do. I’m the smart kid who likes sharing what she knows. If you dread updating your web site, I’ll make it easier. If you can’t make your creations shine in photos, I’ll make it happen, and make it enjoyable. The work you love should be fun. Contact me to take your next step towards looking awesome.

Website: www.sarahgcreative.com
Email: questions@sarahgcreative.com
Phone: 971-338-9218


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