Business Source



A Message from Mayor Eric Garcetti


It is with great pleasure that I commend our small business owners in the City of Los Angeles and the assistance provided to them by the Business Source Centers. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and as we continue to foster innovation, creativity, and sustainability, it is my privilege to offer my support in these endeavors.

About the MCS Business Source Network

Learn More About BusinessSource

Find out more about our available services, including FREE workshops


The Harbor BusinessSource

Read about the SBA and National Small Business Week events in other cities


Schedule of Events

Learn about the various events that will be happening for this year’s Small Business Week


The Hollywood BusinessSource

Learn how SCORE mentors can give you the tools you need to succeed


Visit our BusinessSource Locations

We have three BusinessSource Centers in the City of LA ready to serve you


The Mid-City BusinessSource

COMING SOON: The hardworking innovators that help keep LA moving forward


At the Business Source We Help You Succeed

Start-Up Assistance

We help take an idea from concept to reality. We are specialists in market research, business plan development, business entities, licensing, and access to capital. Our workshops and working groups provide a community with which to network and grow.



One-on-One Consulting

The majority of our services are offered as one-on-one consulting, and include a business needs assessment, an individualized business success plan, and the required mentoring to help implement it. We actively assist in the loan application preparation and packaging.


Access to Capital

We are specialists in Access to Capital, with proven results. We help entrepreneurs and businesses develop and execute capital plans attractive to funding sources, with clear and measurable deliverables. We specialize in the implementation of expansion plans.




Services Provided in 2013

The City of Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers provide startup ventures and current business owners with a wide range of FREE services to make their business a success. These include one-on-one consulting, access to capital, and a host of customized services specially designed for each participant. In 2013, our customers received the following services:


  • One-on-One Consulting 98%
  • Access to Capital 36%
  • Licenses and Permits 88%
  • Hiring and Labor Market Data 96%
  • Workshops 89%
$34,531,000 in Commercial Loans were realized by our customers in 2013

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