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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Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) provides resources, programs and other benefits for African-American business owners and the local business community.
Valley Economic Development Center
The Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) provides free or low-cost business assistance services, direct financial assistance, entrepreneurial training and economic development to individuals and businesses. VEDC is a city-sponsored BusinessSource Center.
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.
Black Business Association
The Black Business Association (BBA) provides resources, programs and other benefits for African-American business owners and the local business community.
Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs, Inc.
The Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs, Inc (ABWE) offers an array of entrepreneurial services to National Black Women Entrepreneurs.
Minority Business Development Agency Business Center
The Minority Business Development Agency Business Center is part of USC's Business Expansion Network and provides access to educational and technical resources that foster business expansion and job creation.
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council
The Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council provides business advocacy for minority owned businesses.
Cyber Threat Protection
The LA Cyber Lab helps LA businesses combat cyber attacks by allowing businesses to sign up and receive cyber threat information and best practices to protect their business - free of charge.
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.