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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PACE LA
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.
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.
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).