Small Business Resources

Explore Business Services and Resources from Organizations with a Small-Business Focus.

Links to a wealth of information designed to support the Small Business Community and Non-Profits. Please select an Organization link below to access their broad range of services and information offerings (provided at little or no cost to you).



Los Angeles Business Portal


The Los Angeles Business Portal provides all of the information you need to plan, start, manage, and grow your business. Try the Start Up Guide to quickly map out how to register your new business and be compliant. Explore a rich library of content and resources to help you manage and grow your business.

Small businesses are essential to our city’s economy. The Los Angeles Business Portal is here to make sure you have everything you need to succeed.




Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The mission of the Small Business Development Center hosted by El Camino College is to be the number one service provider of no-cost, expert entrepreneurial consulting, education and access to capital assistance to the small business community in the greater South Bay and Los Angeles areas.

The SBDC hosted by El Camino College and located in Hawthorne, is part of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network, which assists small business owners throughout the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

SBDC Website



SCORE Greater Los Angeles

Workshops and Free Mentoring Throughout Los Angeles County.

SCORE Greater Los Angeles offers FREE business mentoring, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.

SCORE Website



Small Business Administration (SBA)—Los Angeles District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration empowers small businesses to start, grow, expand, or recover.

SBA Los Angeles District Website



Executive Service Corps Southern California (ESCSC)

Executive Service Corps of Southern California empowers nonprofits, helping them achieve their missions through high-quality, affordable coaching and consulting delivered by executive-level volunteers.

The ESCSC team of 100+ highly-trained, executive level consultants dedicate their time, knowledge and expertise to help our nonprofit clients succeed. Consultants partner closely with clients, providing a consistently high level of service and devoting the necessary time to achieve results – and ensure lasting impact. Volunteers undergo an extensive vetting process and – if selected to become part of the consultant corps — receive rigorous training in nonprofit best practices and strategies. They are then carefully matched on each new project, connecting each consultant’s skills and approach with the individual needs and organizational culture of the client.

ESCSC Website


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