Helpful Resources for Businesses
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Register a DBA / Fictitious Business Names
12400 Imperial Highway, 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CA 90650
California Secretary of State
Register a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership
Los Angeles County Health Department
Issues health department permits for restaurants, retail food facilities, and businesses manufacturing food and drink.
Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
Licenses the sale of alcoholic beverages, liquor licenses.
222 E. Huntington Dr., Suite 114 Monrovia, CA 91016
California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (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.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Federal Tax I.D. (FEIN) registration is obtained through the IRS.
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.
California Business Incentives Gateway (CBIG)
The State Treasurer’s Office that provides one access point for information on all of the state and local business development incentives, including targeted tax breaks, training grants, fee waivers, permit assistance, low-cost or tax exempt financing, reduced utility rates, employee recruitment, and many others.
Business Assistance Organizations
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.
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.
The LAEDC’s Business Assistance team offers confidential, free-of-charge consulting to large and small, domestic and international businesses across all industry sectors.
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.
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.
Provides informational assistance and support to the Arcadia Chinese business community.
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.
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.
Provides no-cost employment recruitment assistance, business seminars, labor market information, and other services to the San Gabriel Valley business community.
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.
Provides loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, resources, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Provides assistance to help companies get started in exporting or increase export sales to new global markets.