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Appointments for Small Business Help

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Small Business Telephone Consultation

Part of the Los Angeles Public Library's New Americans Initiative, get one-on-one help with:

  • COVID-19 Relief
  • Business Structures
  • Permit/Licenses
  • Access to Capital
  • Sidewalk Vending Consulting

Services are free and available in English and Spanish. If further assistance is needed, in-person appointments may be arranged.



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BusinessSource Centers

The BusinessSource Centers provide free assistance for the City of Los Angeles Sidewalk and Park Vendor Permit Program. Bilingual advisors are available to help complete the required documentation to secure the City of L.A., State of California and County of Los Angeles Permits.


Call or visit a BusinessSource Center to get help filling out the documents you need for state, county and city permits.


Central Los Angeles

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment LA (PACE LA)
1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900-B
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-353-9400
ITIN assistance available at this location.

South Los Angeles

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)
6109 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Phone: 323-789-4515

North Valley

Initiating Change in Our Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (ICON CDC)
13269 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: 818-302-6114

Mid-City

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment LA (PACE LA)
2900 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 323-293-6284
ITIN assistance available at this location.

South Valley

Initiating Change in Our Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (ICON CDC)
8248 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402
Phone: 818-894-8800

Hollywood

Managed Career Solutions (MCS)
4311 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: 323-454-6115

Harbor

Managed Career Solutions (MCS)
222 W. 6th Street #320
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 310-221-0644

West Valley

Managed Career Solutions (MCS)
18645 Sherman Way #114
Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: 747-265-6201

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