Business Assistance

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Small Business Assistance

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBDC) loans for businesses experiencing hardship through the COVID-19 health emergency.

Please see below for more information:

The LA Small Business Development Center’s COVID-19 Response Guide is designed to be a practical and effective resource for small business owners to stay informed, plan, and respond to the impact of COVID-19.

To Download the SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide:
Link: Here

Starting Your Business/Business Licensing

So you're an entrepreneur with a great idea; let's make your business idea a reality! Please read the following links as they break down the process:

Besides filling out the City Department Approval Form (PDF) applicants must acquire approval from the Planning Division, the Building & Safety Division, and the Fire Department at City Hall in order to obtain a business license. The City Department Approval Form outlines the steps and forms required in more detail, and the links for those divisions can be found here: