BusinessSource Overview

The Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers provide startup ventures and current small business owners various cost effective tools to make their business a success. Through these tools, small businesses can grow and remain competitive within the City of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers are funded by the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department (CDD) under the Los Angeles Business Assistance Program (LABAP), and operated by nine community partners in strategic locations.



BusinessSource Provided Services

1. One-on-One Consulting

Our in house-staff can provide expert business advice that will help your business overcome any strategic management issues.

Below are a few consulting services available:

  • Needs and Marketing Assessment
  • Business Plan Development
  • Site Location
  • Lease Negotiation Assistance
  • Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
  • Procurement Assistance

2. Small Business Financing

We offer small business financing technical assistance. The advice we offer will increase the likelihood that your small business loan will be funded.

Small business financing advice includes:

  • Loan Qualification & Requirements
  • Credit Repair
  • Loan Packaging Assistance
  • Financial Re-Structuring
  • Financial Planning Needs
  • Alternative Financial Services
  • SBA Loans

3. Employee Hiring/Work Force Development

Business cycles are not always predictable, so "right sizing" the work force—while retaining the right team talent—is crucial. With WorkSource's array of business offerings, you can augment your own resources with:

  • Outplacement Services
  • Retention Strategies
  • Organization Assessments

4. Business Plan Development

Prior to launching a business venture, entrepreneurs must develop a strategic and comprehensive plan. Participation in the Entrepreneaur Trainting Program (ETP) results in the healthy development of a business. We also offer personal, one-on-one business plan assistance.

5. Tax Incentives & Credits

  • Local and Statewide Tax Incentives for Qualifying Small Businesses
  • DWP Electric Rate Discounts
  • Employee Tax Hiring credits

6. Business Courses

  • Entreprenurial Workshops
  • Fiscal Management
  • Marketing
  • Technical Training
  • E-Commerce
  • Employee Training
  • Green/ Cleantech Transitions
  • Accounting Courses

Most services are provided at NO COST to City of Los Angeles business owners and resident entrepreneurs. Please note that some workshops might charge a nominal fee to attend.



More Information

North Valley
13172 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 834-0577

East Los Angeles
1852 E. 1st St.

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 264-9020

5271 E. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 726-7734

South Valley
8248 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
(818) 899-3636

South Los Angeles
6109 S. Western Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90047

(323) 789-4515

1130 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 753-2335

Central / West
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900-B
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 353-9400

455 W. 6th St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 221-0644

West Valley

28645 Sherman Way, Suite 114

Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 705-9977


4311 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(310) 221-0644



3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 405

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 381-3310