Business Portal

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The LA Business Portal provides you with all of the information you need to plan, start, manage, and grow your business. Try our 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 LA Business Portal is here to make sure you have everything you need to succeed.

Effective business plans help clarify and organize your business priorities. Writing a business plan will help you determine your roadmap to profitability.

Every business owner must choose a legal structure for their business in order to operate, register, and pay taxes. The legal structure you choose should suit the type of services or products you will provide. Consider your options to find the best fit for your business.

Do your research to find a great location for your business. Consider factors like demographics, lease terms, and whether your business is allowed by local zoning and building regulations before you sign on the dotted line.

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.

Whether you’re looking for startup capital or considering a loan to finance the expansion of your business, a variety of opportunities are available through various lenders and programs.

Hiring the right people is one of the most important things you can do for your business. Be sure to take advantage of local resources to help you on your way, while also making sure that you know your responsibilities as an employer.

Don’t miss any deadlines by marking important dates on your calendar. Find due dates for important license renewals, tax statements and reporting forms.

Register with the City’s Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) to learn about and compete for city contracts.

Business is good and you are considering opening another location. Great, but there is a lot to consider before you expand so you can make the best decision for you and your core business.

The LA Cyber Lab helps you combat cyber attacks by allowing you to sign up and receive cyber threat information and best practices to protect your business – free of charge.