Resources

Ascend LA

Description: Ascend LA brings together a network of non-profit lenders, education providers, and B2B market makers to provide diverse entrepreneurs with the resources and market access they need to accelerate business growth.

Accion Opportunity Fund

Description: Accion Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit financial support system that provides diverse, determined small businesses owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching.

CDC Small Business Finance

Program Name: Los Angeles Place Based Initiative

Description: Loan program that provides access to capital for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owner(s) to start their business, get working capital, buy equipment and/or inventory, expand their business, buy an existing business and even consolidate business debt.

Century City Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Century City Chamber of Commerce provides marketing and networking opportunities, information and resources, access to business and community leaders, and is a liaison to elected officials.

City of Los Angeles

Program Name: AccessingLA

Description: AccessingLA is the City of Los Angeles’ flagship networking event series that provides a venue for City departments, public agencies and contractors to build connections, gain valuable perspectives and access resources to promote economic development and contracting with the City of Los Angeles.

City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD)

Description: The goal of the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is to develop and implement programs and projects that yield thriving businesses and create job training and career opportunities for the City of Los Angeles.

City of Los Angeles

Program Name: LA Optimized and Accelerator Academy

Description: LA Optimized is a program launched to bridge the digital divide and help small businesses access the assistance they need to adapt and compete in the digital marketplace.

City of Los Angeles

Program Name: Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP)

Description: Register on Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP), a one-stop online central hub that connects users to open contracting opportunities of the City of Los Angeles and its private and public partners and be part of a regional database of tens of thousands of users.

LA County Office of Small Business

Description: In addition to administering the County of Los Angeles various certification programs for small, diverse businesses, the Office of Small Business has two distinct elements of free programing for our business community: Concierge for New Business Start Ups and 2) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for Government Contracting.

Concierge will provide you an overview to starting your business in LA County and the PTAC offers guidance on how to grow your business through acessing the government marketplace.

City National Bank

Description: Connect with one of our SBA loan specialists to see how you can take advantage of government-backed lending.

FOUND/LA

Description: FOUND/LA supports local entrepreneurs to help them build their business, purpose and community by giving them access to capital, education and a network of likeminded entrepreneurs.

Infinity GPC

Description: We offer In Peron, LIVE via Zoom, and Online Courses specifically focused around getting the Emerging Business and Micro Business to Build Capacity and Build Capability the Buying Process Policies that exist across Los Angeles County agencies. Training is designed to simplify the local government buying process that explains the difference between the procurement and purchasing/buying processes and how to use each to your businesses advantage to build capacity and build capability.

Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (LA SBDC)

Description: The LA SBDC Network provides small business entrepreneurs with no-cost confidential business advising services and low or no cost training opportunities, across Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. 

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s OneLA Inclusive Procurement program focuses on creating a pathway to contract opportunities for local, small and diverse businesses.  We provide business development support, training and relationship-building opportunities through live interaction and coursework to advance a more equitable, sustainable and resilient economic recovery.

LAGLCC LGBTBE

Description: The Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce’s (LAGLCC) LGBTBE Procurement Series is a program of hands-on, facilitated sessions designed to provide business development resources to LGBT-owned suppliers. This series is ideal for both LGBT firms considering certification as well as firms already certified and looking to get contract-ready.

Mindful Integration of Construction Services

Description: Guide and support contractors to achieve Local Worker Hire and Diverse Businesses participation outreach, and implementation goals.

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment