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Contact Info & Resources

Economic Development staff is available to assist you with your resource needs. Should you not be able to find the information you are looking for on this website, please write to Economic Development or call 310-253-5765.

Business In Culver City

Culver City Chamber of Commerce

Business Tax Requirements

Downtown Business Association

Downtown Culver City

Southern California Association of Governments

Westside Cities Council of Governments

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Culver City Businesses

Culver City Locator
Find available commercial real estate in Culver City.

CalGold CA
Find out what permits you need to open your business

Independent Contractor Reporting
If you use independent contractors and are required to file a federal Form 1099-MISC, you may be subject to a new reporting law effective January 1, 2001.

Filming in Culver City

CalTrans Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Business Support for Small Businesses

Culver City is committed to bring meaningful and diverse small businesses into our City. That means providing you with assistance in finding grants and funding so that our neighborhood will be sustainable and appealing. Below are some links that can provide you with more information on grants, loans, networking and research so that you can stay informed.

Grants and Funding 

U.S. Small Business Association 

California Incentives

Attend a workshop

The Federal Commons
Internet grants management portal serving the grantee organization community.

Free online Training

Small Business Loan Programs- Pacific Coast Regional Economic Development

A variety of financing programs exist to help small and medium-sized businesses gain access to capital:

Self-Employment Loan Fund (SELF) Peer Lending Program (PLP); particularly good for start ups $200 to $5,000
SELF Individual Loan Program (ILP); follow up loan to start-up PLP or for newer businesses $3,000 to $15,000
Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Small business microloans for all types of businesses $2,000 to $35,000
U.S. SBA 7A Guaranty Program Lines of credit or term loans for most business purposes; refinancing is permitted; available through SBA qualified lenders $50,000 to $2,000,000
U.S. SBA 504 Program Fixed asset acquisition only; real estate, equipment (no rolling stock); available through Southwest Business Financing Corporation, an Arizona CDCLP $250,000 to $1,500,000
COP - IDA Tax-Exempt Bonds Bond financing for larger manufacturers and nonprofit organizations Issuances of $1,000,000 to $10,000,000

SBA Micro-Loan Program
For small business commercial, industrial, or retail for profit enterprise; Profitable business or ability to show a projected profit in a new business; Owner’s cash investment in the business; reasonable credit history.
$1,000 to $35,000
Five year maximum term, fixed rate financing.

Other Financial Resources 

The Santa Monica College Small Business Development Center 

California Investment Network
The California Investment Network connects entrepreneurs and angel investors, providing a confidential environment for submitting and reviewing proposals. 

Small Business Support

Other Useful Links



Los Angeles Business Journal
This weekly publication focuses on a wide range of issues affecting Southland businesses. It offers economic reports and company profiles of interest to the region.

U.S. Business Advisor

SEC EDGAR Database

Hoover's Online

VentureOne Corp.'s Entrepreneur's Resources

Venture Capital Resource Library

L.A. & Neighboring County Purchasing Bids 

State of California

California Contractors State Licensing Board