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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Los Angeles Venture Association
LAVA provides forums for entrepreneurs and executives of middle-market companies t meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.
National Association of Women Business Owners
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) provides resources, programs and other benefits to the women-owned business community.
The PACE Business Development Center and Women's Business Center provide free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance. PACE LA is a city-sponsored BusinessSource Center.
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.
Los Angeles Women Mean Business
The LA Women Mean Business Initiative, launched on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 19, 2018, is a campaign by the Capital Consortium to deliver coordinated services and resources toward addressing the unique needs,and opportunities of women-owned businesses throughout the City, increasing their capacity to access capital and grow exponentially. It consists of seven components with partners associated with each one.
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.