Resources and Incentives
Resources and Incentives

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

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City of Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network
The Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) has information about contracting opportunities with the City of Los Angeles.
8(a) Business Development Program
The US Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program supports small businesses owned by one or more individuals who qualify as socially and economically advantaged to obtain federal contracts through providing one-on-one training and counseling, training workshops and other management and technical guidance.
Business Response Unit
The Economic and Workforce Development Department's Business Response Unit (BRU) is available to provide aid to entrepreneurs navigating the processes of the City of Los Angeles' (City) departments.
City of Los Angeles Vendor Self Service Portal
The City of Los Angeles Vendor Self Service portal (LAVSS) allows our vendors to update account information, submit bids and invoices, track payments, and more.
City of Los Angeles Online Certification Portal
The City of Los Angeles offers several certifications to promote opportunities for businesses who want to participate in contracting projects with the City. The Women Business Enterprises (WBE) certification is for businesses where at least 51 percent of it is owned and controlled by one or more women. Obtaining the WBE Certification will provide exposure for your businesses to prime contractors. Many city contracts require the prime contractor to reach out and negotiate in good faith to certified businesses such as the WBE. You may also qualify for other certifications such as the Small, Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
Mayor’s Office of Community Business
A division of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Community Business helps small businesses start, grow, and thrive by offering strategic business insights, coordinating information and resources provided by City Departments, and fostering collaboration among business source providers.