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Mayor's Office of Community Business

Business Guides

The guides below offer strategic business information to fuel business startup and growth as well as resources for additional guidance. Many Los Angeles businesses benefit from comprehensive consulting services from one of the City’s BusinessSource Centers.

These summary guides they are designed for business owners to use on their own or to prepare for working with a reputable business consultant

Accelerating Small Business Startup and Growth

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Los Angeles Women Mean Business

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Diverse Businesses Belong in Los Angeles

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Negocios de poblacion diversa perteneces a Los Angeles

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Business Need: 

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Business Planning

City Contracting

Financing and Loans

Hiring and Employee Management

Marketing and Branding



Permitting and Licensing


Business Ownership: 

African American



Small Business