Small Business

Resources and Contacts

Here you will find

Small Business

Resources and Contacts

Here you can find some information and useful resources that you can use for your small business needs.

Registrations

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Los Angeles County Vendor Registration (WebVen)

Ninety-eight Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.

Vendor Registration

California Department of General Services (DGS)

The state of California purchases a wide variety of goods and services ranging from pencils to temporary labor. Annual purchases total almost $10 billion. The Procurement Division (PD) is the central purchasing authority for all state departments, agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and city or local boards of education.

General Services

System For Awards Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records
  • And much more

Systems for Awards

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Since it’s founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Small Business Administration

Data Universal Numbering (DUNS)

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides a D-U-N-S Number, a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business.  D-U-N-S Number assignment is FREE for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for contracts or grants.  Click here to request your D-U-N-S Number via the Web. If one does not exist for your business location, it can be created within 1 business day.

Data Universal Numbering

North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS)

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Industry Classification Systems

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