Welcome to West Hollywood! Our City is home to innovative industries and a magnet for highly skilled professionals. Companies ranging from retail, tourism and nightlife, restaurants, entertainment and media, as well as arts and design are drawn to West Hollywood’s creative workforce as well as its high quality of life.
Whether you want to open a business, expand an existing business, you are considering a development project or you are a broker representing properties in our City, our staff is available to assist you and your company through its business planning process. To learn more about the Business Development Division and the services it offers, click on the image below.
For more information, please contact Jackie Rocco, Business Development Manager
If you are unsure of who to contact email CreativeCity@weho.org or call at 323-848-6574 and you will be directed the appropriate staff person.
Starting a business is challenging, but we are here to help you make your business dream a reality. To get you started on the right foot, the Business Development Division has created a series of step by step guides to open three of the most common businesses in West Hollywood. To learn more, click on each image below.
Health and Fitness Business
|Open Your Business|
Opening a business other than one of the three listed above? The general information below will get any business off to a great start.
- Step 1: Find Property in West Hollywood
- Step 2: Confirm Zoning and Planning Permits
- Step 3: Determine the Parking Requirements for Your Business
- Step 4: Register for a Business Tax Certificate
- Step 5: Determine if You Need a Business License
- Step 6: Business Organizations & Resources
|Operate Your Business|
As your business grows in West Hollywood, be sure to take advantage of the many benefits of doing business here including but not limited to the following:
- Event and Film Services
- Parking Services
- Environmental Services
- Social Services
- Business Improvement Districts
2018 2nd Quarter Sales Tax Update. West Hollywood’s sales tax receipt data from April through June 2018 (Q2 2018) was disrupted by unusual delays caused by a conversion of the State’s processing software. As such, sizable payments remain outstanding. Actual sales, after adjusting for the anomalies are estimated to have risen 2.9%. Growth industries include restaurants and hotels, while general retail experienced an estimated decrease in sales returns. Click here to view a summary of the West Hollywood Q2 2018 sales tax update.
City of West Hollywood Minimum Wage. Attention West Hollywood businesses. The City of West Hollywood follows the State of California minimum wage schedule. The next minimum wage increase for all business will occur on January 1, 2019. The current minimum wage in West Hollywood is as follows:
- For employers with 25 employees or less: $10.50/hour
- For employers with 26 employees of more: $11.00/hour
For more information, visit the State of California Department of Industrial Relations website.