Permits and Other Business Information

SCORE Reference Card.  Many useful phone numbers and e-mail addresses for your business.
Score Resource Guide

Labor Laws, Contractors, Healthcare

What do I need to know about healthcare and labor laws?

Licensing & Permit Information

A new website that you can search for all permits in the state
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

    The Calgold website (use link below) assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.
    California Licenses & Permits

Are You 8(a) Certified? Do You Want to Be?

Local Business Assistance Program and Resources

Los Angeles Mayor’s Office – Doing business in LA

The City of LA has created an online platform for entrepreneurs, innovators and small business owners to navigate the licensing and registration process in 24 hours.  This is part of an effort to ensure that government bureaucracy won’t be one of your challenges in Los Angeles.
LA Business Portal

The spreadsheet below lists the LA Mayor’s Business Source Centers and their primary services. If your client is a resident of Los Angeles or has or plans to open a business in Los Angeles, these centers can provide many start up services. They can prepare DBA’s, EINs and help with permits. As we get more details from the various centers, the database will be updated. Many of our clients request such services and these Centers can be of great help to our start up clients.
List of Business Source Centers

Here’s a link to the Los Angeles Mayor’s website. It has useful information for doing business in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office

Market Research Tools & Articles
Digital Marketing Research Guide & Tools

Running Your Business
From Square Inc.
How to Run Your Business

Non-profit? Where can I get help?
SCORE is focused on the “for profit” sector. If you are an established not-for-profit organization: refer to Executive Service Corps. Click here

If you are a new (not yet established) not-for-profit organization, refer to the Center for Non-Profit Management.  Click here

The Flintridge Foundation offers courses that will help you with setting up and managing a non-profit organization.  Click here[/att_element]

Where can I find an accountant or an attorney?

Setting Up a Board

How do I set-up a board of directors? Please see resources from Boardwalk Consulting. Click here

    SBA Office of Advocacy is the independent voice for small business in the Federal Government and the source of small business statistics.
    Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government and is the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.

  • SBA Office of Advocacy
  • SBA
  • Contracting
  • Small Business Learning Center
  • SBA Local Assistance

State and Federal Tax Information

  • State Tax Information
  • Federal Tax Information
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