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.

BusinessSource and the City of LA Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) have teamed up to provide FREE workshops to educate the local business community on BCA programs. Classes will be held through April 2019, each at a different Los Angeles BusinessSource Center to reach more companies. The Accessing BCA Workshops will focus on Labor Compliance, Business Certification programs and the Minimum Wage Ordinance which also covers the paid sick leave component and the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. Learn more by visiting the City of LA BCA website or downloading the BCA Workshop flyer.

Find your local BusinessSource Center in the Los Angeles Area Locations List below or visit our BusinessSource Locations Map

BusinessSource Services and Programs

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 • SBA Loans and Alternative Financial Services

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
• Employee Tax Hiring credits • Local/Statewide Small Business Tax Incentives

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

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 by LA Area

  • East Los Angeles


    4311 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles 90029

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    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS) Los Angeles
  • South Los Angeles

    6109 South Western Avenue
    Los Angeles 90047


    operated by Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)
    co-located at the South Los Angeles WorkSource Center

  • San Pedro, Harbor Area

    222 West 6th Street, #320
    San Pedro 90731

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    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS) Los Angeles