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If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, EWDD wants to help. Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page to access information and programs for business owners and the community.

EWDD’s BusinessSource, WorkSource and YouthSource Centers continue to operate, with some centers offering limited, scheduled in-person appointments. Please contact your local center before visiting to allow staff to time to prepare and maintain social distancing according to public safety guidelines. However, all major events, including job fairs and workshops, are postponed until the COVID-19 health crisis subsides.

BusinessSource Centers are available to help applicants apply for the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which will deploy $3 million in grants available from $5,000 to $15,000 to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and 501(c)(3) non-profits. There are 6 total rounds, with finalists notified after each round.


Now it is more important than ever to follow safety standards, stay informed on updated policy changes and regulations protecting the health and well-being of both workers and customers. Download the City of Los Angeles' Policy Guide for LA Small Businesses for more information.

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.

Most services are provided at NO COST to LA business owners and resident entrepreneurs.

BusinessSource Services and Programs

One-on-One Consulting

  • Needs & Marketing Assessment
  • Business Plan Development
  • Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
  • Site Location & Lease Negotiation

Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP)

  • Strategic & Comprehensive Business Planning Prior to Launching a Venture

Business Courses

  • Entrepreneurial & Accessing BCA Workshops
  • Fiscal Management & Accounting Courses
  • E-Commerce, Marketing & Technical Training
  • Green Business & Clean-Tech Transitions

Small Business Financing

  • Loan Qualification & Requirements
  • SBA Loans & Alternative Financial Services
  • Loan Packaging Assistance
  • Credit Repair
  • Financial Re-Structuring & Planning

Tax Incentives and Credits

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

Employee Hiring/Work Force Development

  • Outplacement Services
  • Retention Strategies
  • Organization Assessments
  • Employee Skills Training
BusinessSource Centers offer services in Spanish, Armenian, French, Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Vietnamese. Find your local BusinessSource Center on our BusinessSource Locations Map or in the Locations by Region below.


BusinessSource Center Locations by Region

  • Mid-City

    2900 Crenshaw Boulevard
    Los Angeles 90016

      323-293-6284
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish, Vietnamese,
    Mandarin, Korean, French


    operated by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)

    East Los Angeles

    3530 East 3rd Place
    Los Angeles 90063

      323-264-9020
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Barrio Planners, Inc (BPI)

    Hollywood

    4311 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles 90029

      323-454-6115
      711 for TRS
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    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS)

    Central/West Los Angeles

    1055 Wilshire Boulevard, #900-B
    Los Angeles 90017

      213-353-9400
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish, Vietnamese,
    Mandarin, Korean, French


    operated by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
  • South Los Angeles

    6109 South Western Avenue
    Los Angeles 90047

      323-789-4515
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)

    Central/West Los Angeles

    1055 Wilshire Boulevard, #900-B
    Los Angeles 90017

      213-353-9400
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
  • San Pedro

    222 West 6th Street, #320
    San Pedro 90731

      310-221-0644
      711 for TRS
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    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS)
  • Pacoima, North Valley

    13269 Van Nuys Boulevard
    Pacoima 91331

      818-302-6114
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Initiating Change in our Neighborhoods (ICON)

    Panorama City, South Valley

    8248 Van Nuys Boulevard
    Panorama City 91402

      818-797-9396 temporary number
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish

    operated by Initiating Change in our Neighborhoods (ICON)

    Reseda, West Valley

    18645 Sherman Way, Suite 114
    Reseda 91335

      747-265-6201
      711 for TRS
    - -
    English, Spanish, Russian, Armenian

    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS)