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National Small Business Week Award Nominations Due

12pm PST, January 7, 2020

Los Angeles District Office

National Small Business Week is May 3-9, 2020 and during this week, SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the country. More information is available on National Small Business week here.

The SBA’s Los Angeles District Office also hosts local events and a local awards ceremony, to recognize the incredible entrepreneurs, small business owners, and their advocates from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

Help us celebrate the vibrant entrepreneurs and small business advocates in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties by submitting a National Small Business Week Awards Nomination today!

Nomination packages and required materials are available on the Los Angeles District Office website here. 

Please note that we cannot accept electronic submissions and that the forms must be mailed or physically delivered NO LATER than 12pm PST on January 7, 2020 to the Los Angeles District Office (LADO) at

312 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

Mailed forms should be addressed as follows: 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Los Angeles District Office

Attn: Julia Giarmoleo

312 N Spring St.,Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please contact Julia Giarmoleo at lado@sba.gov with any questions or to coordinate physical delivery of nomination packages. 


SBA Surety Bonding for Small Business - Webinar

January 9, 2020

Skype Meeting

Grab your coffee and join us for a free 30 minute virtual presentation about SBA’s Surety Bonding Program presented by Kevin Valdes of the SBA Office of Surety Bonding. You will have an opportunity to have your questions answered about the program.



SBA Chat: Independent Contractors vs. Employees 

January 15, 2020

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Join SBA, the U.S. Department of Labor, the County of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce for a panel discussion on the differences between hiring independent contractors versus employees, which is right for your business, and the resources available to help you decide.



Taller de Marketing y de Recursos Empresariales

Marketing and Small Business Resources Workshop en Español

January 16, 2020

Glendale Public Library

¿Le gustaría saber mas sobre la variedad de recursos disponibles para iniciar, crecer y expandir su negocio y como atraer nuevos clientes, y desarrollar habilidades de marketing?

¡Únanse a nosotros para un taller GRATIS para aprender como crecer su negocio y tener éxito usando utillajes y recursos de marketing gratis!

Would you like to learn about the resources available to help you start, grow, and expand your small business, as well as how to bring in new business, and implement new marketing strategies?

Join us for this FREE workshop to learn how to grow your business, and successfully use free marketing resources!

This workshop is entirely in Spanish. 



Taller de AEI Money Smart: Es la Propriedad de una Pequeña Impresa Para Ti?

AEI Money Smart Worshop: Is Small Business Ownership Right for You? en Español

January 22, 2020

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk - East LA

Únase a nosotros para una presentación gratis que lo guiará a través del proceso de determinar si ser dueño de un pequeña empresa es para usted, y qué pasos debe seguir mientras se prepara para construir su negocio.

Join us for a free presentation that will guide you through the process of determining whether small business ownership is right for you, and what steps you should take to prepare yourself for being a small business owner. 

This workshop is entirely in Spanish.




Patents, Trademarks, & Your Small Business

February 6, 2020

Los Angeles Central Library

In this no-cost workshop, the SBA, Los Angeles Patent & Trademark Resource Center and Bet Tzedek will provide an overview of how to protect your intellectual property and detail what services are available to assist small businesses!