Vermont Slauson Business Links

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and social life of the community of South Los Angeles


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Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides aid, counsel, assistance and protects the interests of small business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.


Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy—information clearinghouse for starting and running a business in Los Angeles.



Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder—information on applying for a Fictitious Business Name Statement (DBA)



State Board of Equalization--Information on obtaining a seller’s permit


Internal Revenue Service—Legal and tax considerations


Contract Procurement and Certification

L.A. Business Assistance Virtual Network--contracting opportunities with the City


Central Contractor Registry—apply for a DUNS number


The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center – Los Angeles, is operated by the University of Southern California (USC) in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.


L.A. Urban League WorkSource Centers


Southeast L.A. WorkSource Center

United Auto Worker Labor Employment and Training Corp. (UAW-LETC)


Southeast Los Angeles- Watts WorkSource Center

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)



Starting & Running a Nonprofit Organization


Public Counsel Law Center—assistance with incorporating a non-profit organization, insurance and risk management references and legal advice.


Center for Non-Profit Management—provides training, resources and consulting for the purpose of developing and maintaining a successful nonprofit organization.


Advice & Support

SCORE—Small business mentoring and training partner of the SBA


Inc.—magazine devoted to small businesses


Entrepreneur—magazine devoted to small business


Community Financial Resource Center—offers various loans and financial planning resources


Accion USA—provides various loans with less stringent eligibility criteria



Networking and Associations


Black Business Association


Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce


Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce


Latin Business Association


Latino Business Chamber of Greater LA


Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


National Association of Women Business Owners


Urban Social Entrepreneurs



1130 West Slauson Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


Business Source Center

6109 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Tel: (323) 789-4515

Fax: (323) 789-4524

Contact Us

Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


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