Helpful Resources for Businesses

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PUBLIC AGENCIES

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Register a DBA / Fictitious Business Names
www.lavote.net
www.lavote.net/home/county-clerk/fictitious-business-names/general-info
12400 Imperial Highway, 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CA 90650
(800) 201-8999

California Secretary of State
Register a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership
www.sos.ca.gov
www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/
(213) 897-3062

Los Angeles County Health Department
Issues health department permits for restaurants, retail food facilities, and businesses manufacturing food and drink.
www.publichealth.lacounty.gov
www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/AreasofInterest/food.htm
(888)700-9995

Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
Licenses the sale of alcoholic beverages, liquor licenses.
www.abc.ca.gov
222 E. Huntington Dr., Suite 114 Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 256-3241

California Board of Equalization
Sale or lease of merchandise, vehicles, or other tangible property. A Seller’s Permit allows you to sell items at wholesale or retail level.
www.boe.ca.gov
www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm
(626) 480-7200

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Federal Tax I.D. (FEIN) registration is obtained through the IRS.
www.irs.gov/businesses/

Southern California Edison – Economic Development Services
Electric utility for Arcadia. Also provides free one-on-one, specialized consulting services and energy assessments to local businesses. After assessing your business, they will propose a package of available incentives, tools and programs to reduce your operating costs and help make your business more competitive.
www.sce.com
www.sce.com/economicdevelopment

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS

Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Serves as the voice and primary marketing, promotional and resource center for the Arcadia business community. Holds a variety of monthly and annual business events, including networking breakfasts and luncheons, a Government Affairs Forum, and the Taste of Arcadia.
www.ArcadiaCAChamber.org
(626) 447-2159

Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association
The Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association (DAIA) is a dedicated group of property owners and merchants who are committed to promoting the Downtown Arcadia experience.
www.downtownarcadia.org/

Arcadia Rotary Club
Local chapter of International Rotary organization of business and professional leaders dedicated to providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world.
www.arcadiarotary.org/

Arcadia Chinese Association
Provides informational assistance and support to the Arcadia Chinese business community.
www.arcadiachineseassociation.org/

Small Business Development Center
A non-profit agency with funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps small business owners succeed with low-cost training and no-cost one-on-one advising from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.
http://pccsbdc.org/

MADIA Tech Launch
MADIA (Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte-Irwindale-Azusa) Tech Launch Inc. is a non-profit incubator for the Technology, Science, and Industrial industries in the north San Gabriel Valley.
www.madiatech.org/

Los Angeles SCORE
A volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. Provides free business mentoring services and low-cost business workshops and seminars by active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs.
www.scorela.org

Foothill Workforce Development Board
Provides no-cost employment recruitment assistance, business seminars, labor market information, and other services to the San Gabriel Valley business community.
www.fwdbworks.org/business-services.php

Pace Business Development Center
A Los Angeles non-profit organization that provides no-cost advising services and low cost educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. Confidential, one-to-one sessions in the areas of management, marketing, sales, finance, accounting and other disciplines required for small business growth, expansion and innovation.
http://pacelabdc.org/

U.S. Export Assistance Center, Los Angeles (Export.Gov)
Provides assistance to help companies get started in exporting or increase export sales to new global markets.
www.export.gov/california/losangelesdowntown/

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership is a non-profit corporation committed to the successful economic development of the San Gabriel Valley. The Partnership unifies the voice of San Gabriel Valley on business and community issues, supports the retention of businesses, attracts businesses and industries to the region, and facilitates cooperation among leaders to work toward solutions for the region’s benefit.
www.sgvpartnership.org/

U.S. Small Business Administration
Provides loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, resources, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
www.sba.gov/

For additional information or questions, please call the Business Assistance Program at (626) 574-5409 or connect by email at EconDev@ArcadiaCA.gov. Our staff is here to assist and support you, above and beyond your expectations!

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