Los Angeles Region Small Business Summit


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The County and City of Los Angeles cordially invite you to attend the region's ultimate Small Business Summit.

Presented by the County of Los Angeles in celebration of National Small Business Month

Join the County of Los Angeles for this year's Small Business Summit. This free in-person series of events seek to help small businesses recover, grow, and thrive by bringing together the Region's top free business resources, services, and programs - all in one place! This event will include panel discussions, a resource expo that convenes all major public and private providers of free business support, on-site free services, and much more!

This is a multi-day event that will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, May 23, 2024 (L.A. County)*

Expo Opens: 8:30 am | Event: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Reef on the Water

880 South Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Thursday, May 30, 2024 (L.A. County)*

Expo Opens: 8:30 am | Event: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Antelope Valley College

3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536

Benefit from on-site services:

Legal Aid and Consultation: Whether you need help drafting a contract or negotiating, legal help is available to support you. Speak to an expert at the event to determine your needs and how we may be able to assist you.

Business Certification Clinic: Certification can be very confusing as different levels of government have different certifications that are not always recognized by all entities. This is your one-stop shop to speak to representatives from County, State, and Federal government about the certifications your business qualifies for and how they can help you win contracts from public and private entities!

Business Assessment: Business consultants and counselors will be on-site to provide you with a business assessment to help you determine which services your business needs.

Credit and Debt Consultation: Access to capital starts with a healthy credit score. Learn how to get there with financial counseling and targeted support to small business owners. Get the advice you need to get your business to the next level!

Procurement Support: Connect to procurement experts from Federal, State, and County departments. Get answers directly from experts from each level of government that will help you access contracting opportunities.

Panel discussions and Resource providers

Please see the agenda and check back for updates!


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Remarks - 5/15 Summit @ Cal State LA

Presentation of Small Business Grant Award

City of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

Entrepreneurship Upward Mobility

Growing a business at all stages. From small businesses to sidewalk vendors, learn about the free resources available and upcoming opportunities to help take your business to the next level!

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Boosting Your Workforce

Maintaining an growing a strong workforce. Resources to help hire, train, manage, retain, and pay for employees. Also learn tips and strategies for addressing today's employment regulations and challenges.

The Reef on the Water
880 South Harbor Scenic Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States

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