Business Organizations & Resources

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West Hollywood Business Organizations

Business Improvement Districts

Learn more about the business improvement districts in our community including Visit West Hollywood, the West Hollywood Design District and the Sunset Strip Business Improvement District.

West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of businesses providing seminars, networking events, advocacy, monthly newsletter and centralized referral services for the business community.

Employment Service & Training (WHEST)
The City of West Hollywood, in partnership with JVS Los Angeles, offers free employee recruitment and training services through the WHEST office located inside the City of West Hollywood Library.  These services are available to new and existing West Hollywood businesses.

Los Angeles County Agencies

Los Angeles County Assessors Office
Property tax information

Los Angeles County Clerk's Office
Fictitious business name information

Los Angeles County Community Development Commission
Commercial and industrial loan programs are designed to retain, attract, and expand businesses within Los Angeles County. The loans are for real estate acquisition, construction, equipment, and working capital.

Los Angeles County Fire Prevention Bureau
Fire inspection and permit information

Los Angeles County Sheriff (West Hollywood Division)
Provides businesses with commercial crime prevention information


State Agencies

California Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Alcoholic beverage permit and enforcement information.  Interested in attending a LEAD class for alcohol servers at restaurants and bars?  The City of West Hollywood offers an annual class in January.  For additional free class dates at locations around Southern California, please visit the following link :

Department of Consumer Affairs
Information relating to licensing requirements at the state level for specific business entities.

California State Board of Equalization
Information relating to sales or use tax liability, special taxes and fees, property tax administration, and franchise and income tax appeals.

California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
California's One-Stop Business Portal provides information for current California businesses and those looking to relocate to California as well as industry data, guides, and statewide business program information.

Other Organizations

Small Business Administration
Information regarding starting and managing small businesses. Also find your local small business development center.

Service Corp of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.)
Source of freeand confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs

Provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation - Regional Business Assistance Network
The Regional Business Assistance Network (RBAN) is designed to make it easier for companies to do business in Los Angeles County. RBAN is committed to forging collaborative efforts with all FREE and LOW-COST business assistance providers located throughout the County. This includes cities, chambers of commerce, community-based organizations, workforce training providers and specialized business assistance organizations.

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC)
LAGLCC members live and work throughout the greater Los Angeles area – The San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, West Hollywood, the Westside and Santa Monica, Glendale, Pasadena, Silverlake, Downtown, and many other neighborhoods. The LAGLCC also maintains close working relationships with sister organizations in Long Beach and other nearby communities, as well as with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in Washington, D.C.