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Small Business Resources

Small businesses play an essential role in California's regional economies and industry clusters. Definitions of small businesses often vary by program and industry. At times, small businesses are defined by the number of employees (less than 100), and in other cases, they are defined by gross receipts and/or other financial data.

On this page, you will find many of the resources our district and state have to offer for small businesses, many of which serve as the backbone of California’s economy. 

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts. 

GO-Biz offers no-cost consultation for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investment, and export assistance. Contact us to get started.

Learn more HERE.

Interested in starting your own business? Click HERE to begin the process.

California Office of the Small Business Advocate

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), a part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and supports economic growth and innovation, ensures that ALL California small businesses and innovative startups have the information and direct support they need to better navigate resources, programs, and regulations.

CalOSBA serves as the voice of small businesses, representing their views and interests across the state and advocating for equitable access to capital, markets, and networks so that all California small businesses successfully start, manage, grow, and become more resilient.

Learn more HERE.

California Small Business Development Center Network

California’s Small Business Development Center (CA SBDC) Network is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development. Their 42 service centers and six administrative lead centers help drive the state economy.

The CA SBDC Network provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost, one-on-one advising, expert training, and a wide business network. Small business owners access capital, develop business and financial models, create and implement marketing strategies, connect to global markets, and grow their business online with the CA SBDC. They proudly empower small business owners to start and grow their business.

Learn more HERE.

LA County's Economic Opportunity Grant Program is now open to eligible microbusinesses, small businesses, and nonprofits.

This Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) will award more than $54 million across 6,800 grants to regions and organizations in Los Angeles County adversely affected by COVID-19.

The program is currently accepting applications for Phase 1 and Phase 2, which close in May 2023. Please visit the Department of Economic Opportunity’s website for more information, HERE

Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs

Assisting Small Businesses

The Department connects small businesses with government contracting opportunities and is the County entity responsible for certifying local small businesses.

Their Small Business Concierge service is the one-stop shop for helping entrepreneurs start successful small businesses in Los Angeles County. 

Learn more HERE.

Licensing Issues?

My office is here to help! If you are experiencing any issues, please visit my constituent services page to seek assistance from my team.

Constituent Services


If you are interested in viewing the grants offered across the state, you can learn more on my California Grants Portal Page.

California Grants Portal