Latin merchants will be able to access information and resources for their businesses

Business support center inaugurated

Do you want to open a business? Visit the new angel center.

Courtesy Hilda Solis / Courtesy

Hispanic merchants have a new one since Wednesday Resource and support center, in the heart of East Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBA), along with other government agencies and community organizations opened this week the Center for Entrepreneurs of East Los Angeles.

Operated by the DCBA Small Business Office, the new site will enable future entrepreneurs and small business owners to open or expand their businesses. The Center for Entrepreneurs will offer services, both in English and Spanish, which include assistance and resources for entrepreneurs, workshops for business development, information on permits and licenses required, individualized business assistance and succession planning.

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are those who preserve our vigorous regional economy. The entrepreneurship increases productivity, stimulates innovation and creates local jobs, ”said the District Supervisor first, Hilda L. Solis, during the inauguration.

“The Center for entrepreneurs located within the Maravilla Center, in the center of East Los Angeles, will offer resources for create capital, hire a trained workforce, avoid displacement and ensure that local funds remain in the community. We all win when we support and empower our small businesses, micro-businesses, and emerging entrepreneurs, ”added the Supervisor.

"The East Los Angeles community is a flourishing sector for small businesses, and we are committed to continuing to help them thrive," said Joseph M. Nicchitta, DCBA Director. "We are proud to be part of this initiative and this investment of the Board of Supervisors in this community and we hope to provide the best service through this center," he added.

In detail

What can I get at the Business Center?

  • Individual assistance to open your small business
  • Educational programs for entrepreneurs and merchants
  • Guides to develop your business vision
  • Advice on legal requirements, commercial development.
  • Help choosing your company name
  • Advice to obtain funds and retain staff
  • Information on taxes, licenses and business permits

Where do I begin?

Do you want to open a business in Los Angeles County, but you don't know how?

  • Call 844-432-4900
  • Send an email to
  • Visit the new business center: 4716 East Cesar E Chavez Ave., Bldg. B, Los Angeles, CA 90022


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