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In light of Mayor Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, EWDD’s BusinessSource, WorkSource and YouthSource Centers are providing resources remotely, via phone, email and social media. EWDD is postponing all major events, including training events and workshops, until the COVID-19 health crisis subsides.

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.

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

BusinessSource Services and Programs

One-on-One Consulting
• Needs and Marketing Assessment • Business Plan Development • Site Location
• Lease Negotiation Assistance • Legal Considerations for Small Businesses • Procurement Assistance

Small Business Financing
• Loan Qualification and Requirements • Credit Repair • Loan Packaging Assistance
• Financial Re-Structuring • Financial Planning Needs • SBA Loans and Alternative Financial Services

Employee Hiring/Work Force Development
• Outplacement Services • Retention Strategies • Organization Assessments

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.

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

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

BusinessSource Center Locations by Region

  • East Los Angeles

    3530 East 3rd Place
    Los Angeles 90063

      711 for TRS

    operated by Barrio Planners, Inc (BPI)


    4311 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles 90029

      711 for TRS
      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS)

    Central/West Los Angeles

  • Central/West Los Angeles

  • San Pedro

    222 West 6th Street, #320
    San Pedro 90731

      711 for TRS
      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Panorama City, South Valley

    8248 Van Nuys Boulevard
    Panorama City 91402

      818-797-9396 temporary number
      711 for TRS

    operated by Initiating Change in our Neighborhoods (ICON)

    Reseda, West Valley

    18645 Sherman Way, Suite 114
    Reseda 91335

      711 for TRS

    Staff is fluent in Spanish, Russian and Armenian

    operated by Managed Career Solutions (MCS)