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Quasi-Government & Other

  • San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership - 4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130, Irwindale, CA 91706, 
    626-856-3400 Fax 626-856-5115 Email: info@valleyconnect.com. Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    A not-for-profit corporation committed to the successful economic development of the San Gabriel Valley. Free business assistance program including site selection; community profiles, economic/demographic information, taxes and fee abatements; incentive zones; labor market information, job training resources; utility and transportation services; permit assistance and licensing; and public financing programs.
  • The Visit San Gabriel Valley.com website was developed by the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership to promote the leadership and resources of the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Asian-American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc., 216 W. Garvey Ave., Suite E, Monterey Park, CA
    91754; 626-572-7021; Fax: 626-572-6533; Info@aaede.org. Serves the Asian American community and others through training in entrepreneurship, small business and personal development, supplies management and technical assistance to new and fledgling businesses, delivers financial support for growing ventures and enhances other worthy educational and community service activities.
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA
    90017; 213-977-7500; Fax: 213-977-7595 - The APALC was established in 1983 as a non-profit and has become the largest organization in Southern California that provides Asian and Pacific Islander and other communities with multi-lingual cultural sensitive services and legal education.
  • SCORE-Counselors to Small Business - Los Angeles Chapter, 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 190, Glendale, CA 91203; (818) 552-3206 - Online site provides resources, including workshops, for new and existing entrepreneurs.
  • California Chamber of Commerce - 1215 K Street, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA 95814 / P.O. Box 1736,
    Sacramento, CA 95812-1736; 916-444-6670; Fax 916-325-1272. The largest, broad-based business advocate, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business.

  • Center for International Trade Development - The El Camino CITD serves the greater Los Angeles region by providing free or low-cost programs and services, including one-on-one technical assistance and consulting,
    market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events for companies conducting international business operations.

  • Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center (PCR) - provides financial, educational and consulting services to help the small business owner succeed. See also: California Small Business Development Center.
  • California Academy for Economic Development - A Center for Economic Development Training, Education and Research.
  • Free Online Business Training from Free-Ed.Net - Offers a variety of free online business courses, including entrepreneurship, small business management, business management, sales and marketing, office skills and administration, sales and selling, as well as business law and ethics.
  • Southern California Minority Business Development Council - a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen economic ties between large, public-, private and foreign- owned corporations and minority men- and women-owned business enterprises.
  • Innovative Downtown Businesses: This online resource provides examples of innovative downtown businesses in a variety of retail and service categories.
  • National Association for Self-Employed - offers entrepreneurs a wide range of resources and tools to help you run your business successfully. Value-added services include legal help; healthcare insurance plans (including major medical, prescription drug, plus dental and vision plans), home office insurance; credit cards; office supplies; website design; travel services (including rental car fees and hotels).
  • Pasadena Star News - 911 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91109; 626-578-6300, ext. 2451 - The Star News publishes the Fictitious Business Name Statement once a week for four weeks. Contact them for a fictitious name form. The Star News sends a copy to the County Clerk who files the request, and sends a copy back to the Star News and to the applicant.
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