Many small business owners do not have formal training in entrepreneurship and management, and fewer have a comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements like registering their business with the city or state, or applying for the permits that let them operate legally and safely.
The primary agencies serving businesses in L.A. have their own websites containing detailed information, but with support from MFLA, a destination now exists to give small business owners the full picture. The L.A. Business Portal, developed in partnership with the i-Team, includes features like an events calendar, means to locate incentives and resources, and a business startup tool. Check it out here.
With further support through our SPARK grants, the L.A. Business Portal is now available in Spanish.