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Small Business Resources

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Did your business receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan? Find out if you are eligible for PPP loan forgiveness! Click here to get started.

Small Business Counselors

Take advantage of the L.A. County Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and receive one-on-one technical assistance and training for businesses interested in government contracting.

PTAC Counselors can assist your business in a variety of ways, including:

  • Becoming a registered vendor;
  • Getting your business certified;
  • Finding contracting opportunities;
  • Analyzing target markets; and
  • Marketing to the government.

To schedule a FREE one-on-one counseling session, please Sign Up As a New Client and you will be connected with a counselor.

If you have any questions please email PTAC at

Public Works Business Opportunities

Ranging from building and infrastructure projects to professional and miscellaneous services, there are rewarding opportunities for certified LSBE, DVBE and SE businesses. There are opportunities for construction, traffic signal modifications, landscaping, aviation improvements, janitorial services, transit services and much more. Grow your business with the Public Works Department. Explore what you can do! Click here.

East Los Angeles Entrepreneur Center

Looking to start or grow your business? Have questions regarding permits or licenses?  

Interested in attending business development workshops?

The East Los Angeles Entrepreneur Center is a FREE service offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs that assists prospective and existing business owners to successfully open and grow their business in Los Angeles County.

Click here to schedule your free in-person or virtual one-on-one counseling session.

Have a quick question? Call 844-432-4900 or email

Their address is 4716 East Cesar E Chavez Ave., Bldg. B Los Angeles, CA 90022.

Please note: They are open by appointment only. No walk-ins.

Boost Your Workforce w/ Youth @ Work

Boost your workforce through the Youth @ Work program from the Department of Workforce, Development, Aging, and Community Services. Businesses can optimize performance while providing youth an invaluable experience. Youth@Work pairs paid work experience for youth with a comprehensive and strategic set of employment, training, and support services provided through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC). Youth@Work focuses on serving those with the highest need, including justice-involved youth, youth experiencing homelessness, foster youth, transition age youth, low-income, LGBTQ+, and CalWORKs youth. As LA County subsidizes participants’ wages, employers also benefit greatly from this program.

Click here to get started.

LA County Bids

The County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department (ISD) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for e-Procurement System and Related Services.

Click here to download the RFP documents and enter the following Solicitation Number: RFPC-IS-CMS21000002.

For technical assistance, please contact the ISD eCAPS Help Desk at:  For any other RFP-related questions, please contact Wendy Mercado at

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The SBA's Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides direct relief funds to restaurants and other hard-hit food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible businesses include:

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)

This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds must be used for allowable expenses by March 11, 2023.

Learn More & Apply

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program includes $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues. Potential applicants can register HERE. A smartphone and a multi-factor authenticator app are required to register and apply.

The SBA also has added the following resources to assist applicants:

Click here to see if you qualify.

Los Angeles County Business Development Services Employer Resources                      

The County of Los Angeles Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) offers no-cost Business Development Services available through the network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs). Choosing to do business in L.A. County, contributes to the employment of more than 5 million people. Click here to view and download a copy of the 2021-2022 Service Guide.