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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IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource Center
The IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource Center is an online resource that provides answers to tax questions, educational materials and tools to help you file Federal taxes for your business.
California Tax Service Center
The California Tax Service Center is an online 'one stop' resource that provides information on State and Federal tax requirements for your business.
Navigate LA
Navigate LA is a web-based mapping application developed by the City of Los Angeles that provides maps and reports using city data, and may help you research the local infrastructure and zoning for your property location.
ZIMAS is a mapping application that provides detailed parcel reports to help identify zoning for your existing or prospective business address. The zoning will indicate whether your proposed business activity is a legally permitted use for that address.
City of Los Angeles - Building Permit Guide
The Department of Building and Safety offers different kinds of plan check and permit processes for new construction or remodeling projects. This document provides information on which process is most suitable depending on your project size and needs.
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.
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.
LocateLA facilitates the process of site selection so that companies can more readily identify the optimal location within the City of Los Angeles to site their business start-up, expansion, or relocation. The website integrates commercial and industrial real estate property listings with key workforce demographics, business information, and interactive maps.
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).