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Welcome to the Beta Version of the LA Business Portal

Welcome to the Beta Version of the LA Business Portal


Small businesses are essential to our city’s economy. That’s why the City of Los Angeles is developing this Portal, to help you plan, start, and grow your business. By September, you’ll find rich resources and all the permits and licenses required for your specific business type. Until then, browse our Resources section to find out where you can get help and also try our Startup Guide to map out quickly what you need to do to register your new business and be compliant — it may be easier than you think! 


As you use the Portal, you may notice ways we can improve your experience.  Please email us your feedback at:

myr-innovationdelivery@lacity.org
 

Coming September 2016

Coming September 2016


Coming September 2016

Plan a Business


Starting a business can be challenging. Learn what it takes to make your business dream a reality and browse our Starter Kits.

Manage your Business


Your doors are open, so what’s next? Educate yourself on important dates, laws, and local resources to help you succeed.

Grow your Business


Business is good and it’s time to expand. Discover the information and resources you need to grow your business and thrive.

Permits and Licenses


Find all the city, county, state, and federal permits and licenses you need and learn how to apply. Compliance is only a click away.

Resources

Resources


You know what running a successful business will look like, but you may need help to get there. Browse featured organizations, websites, courses, guides, incentives, and tools to help you on your way.

Resources

Resources and Incentives


From networking to financing, there are many business resources and financial incentives available to you to help start and grow your business. Explore what’s available for you.

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City Departments


You’re not alone. City Departments are there to help you with everything from gathering information to permits and licensing. Call, drop by, or visit their website to find the information and advice you need.

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BusinessSource Centers


There is no substitute for expert advice. Visit a BusinessSource Center near you for help with growing your business. Receive hands-on guidance on business planning, taxes, marketing, and much more.

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Terms and Definitions


Look up common, but confusing terms related to starting, maintaining, and growing your business.

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