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

www.laul.org

 

Southeast L.A. WorkSource Center

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

www.letc.com

 

Southeast Los Angeles- Watts WorkSource Center

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)

www.wlcac.org

 

 

Starting & Running a Nonprofit Organization

 

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

www.publiccounsel.org

 

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

www.cnmsocal.org

 

Advice & Support

SCORE—Small business mentoring and training partner of the SBA

www.score.org

 

Inc.—magazine devoted to small businesses

www.inc.com

 

Entrepreneur—magazine devoted to small business

www.entrepreneur.com

 

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

www.cfrc.org

 

Accion USA—provides various loans with less stringent eligibility criteria

www.accionusa.org

 

 

Networking and Associations

 

Black Business Association

www.bbala.org

 

Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce

www.crenshawchamber.com

 

Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

www.glaaacc.org

 

Latin Business Association

www.lbausa.net

 

Latino Business Chamber of Greater LA

www.latinobusinesschamber.org

 

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

www.lachamber.com

 

National Association of Women Business Owners

www.nawbo.org

 

Urban Social Entrepreneurs

www.urbansocialentrepreneurs.org

 

Headquarters

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

Email: hq@vsedc.org

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