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Start a Business

Startup Guide

Starting a business, but don't know where to start? Answer a few simple questions about your business and receive a roadmap on how to register your business.

Starter Kits

For the most commonly opened business types in Los Angeles, we've put together a simple guide to help understand what you'll need to outfit your business with the right licenses and permits.


Registering your business is a key part of getting up and running. All companies doing business in the City of Los Angeles need to register with the City, and depending on how your business is set up, you may also need to register with the County, State and Federal government.

Start a Business in L.A.

Learn how to register your business in the City of L.A.

A step-by-step list to comply with requirements in the City

Explore the programs that support business owners through approval processes

A simple checklist to prepare your opening

Learn how to manage your team