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 Restaurant & Hospitality Express Program
The Restaurant and Hospitality Express Program (RHEP), offered by the Department of Building and Safety, facilitates the approval process for food service establishments, such as restaurants and bars. The RHEP acts to streamline approvals, provide assistance to restaurateurs, their design and construction teams, and enhance coordination in permitting and regulations.
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).