City of Los Angeles BusinessSource

The Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers provide startup ventures and current small business owners various cost effective tools to make their business a success. Through these tools, small businesses can grow and remain competitive within the City of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers are funded by the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and operated by nine community partners in strategic locations throughout the City.

To find the center nearest to you, jump down to the Area Locations List below or visit our BusinessSource Locations Map

BusinessSource Provided Services

1. One-on-One Consulting
Our in house staff can provide expert business advice that will help your business overcome any strategic management issues. Below are a few consulting services available:
  • Needs and Marketing Assessment
  • Business Plan Development
  • Site Location
  • Lease Negotiation Assistance
  • Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
  • Procurement Assistance

2. Small Business Financing
We offer small business financing technical assistance. The advice we offer will increase the likelihood that your small business loan will be funded. Small business financing advice includes:
  • Loan Qualification and Requirements
  • Credit Repair
  • Loan Packaging Assistance
  • Financial Re-Structuring
  • Financial Planning Needs
  • Alternative Financial Services
  • SBA Loans

3. Employee Hiring/Work Force Development
Business cycles are not always predictable, so "right sizing" the work force, while retaining the right team talent, is crucial. With WorkSource's array of business offerings, you can augment your own resources with:
  • Outplacement Services
  • Retention Strategies
  • Organization Assessments

4. Business Plan Development
Prior to launching a business venture, entrepreneurs must develop a strategic and comprehensive plan. Participation in the Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP) results in the healthy development of a business. We also offer personal, one-on-one business plan assistance.


5. Tax Incentives and Credits
  • Local and Statewide Tax Incentives for Qualifying Small Businesses
  • Employee Tax Hiring credits

6. Business Courses
  • Entrepreneurial Workshops
  • Fiscal Management
  • Marketing
  • Technical Training
  • E-Commerce
  • Employee Training
  • Green/Clean-Tech Transitions
  • Accounting Courses

Most services are provided at no cost to City of Los Angeles business owners and resident entrepreneurs. Please note that some workshops might charge a nominal fee to attend.



BusinessSource Center Locations

4311 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-454-6115
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MCS Los Angeles Business Source Website
455 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
310-221-0644
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MCS Los Angeles Business Source Website