Center for Small Business Success

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Small business powers L.A.'s economy. The Chamber is proud to serve small businesses through a variety of tailored programs and services.


SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS:

In addition, to our ongoing business and professional development programs, and networking mixers, the Chamber offers special programs tailored to meet the needs of small and growing businesses. They include:

SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL

The Small Business Council brings together small business members to discuss common issues and help identify how the Chamber can develop innovative and value-driven programs to meet their needs.

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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ROUNDTABLE

With Small Business Owners Roundtable, you have the chance to discuss with peers how to set the stage for business growth and explore measurable tools to use in the process. To participate, you must be a Chamber member and the owner of a small business. This is a membership value opportunity so there's no cost to participate - just an investment of time and a personal commitment.

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NONPROFIT COUNCIL

The L.A. Area Chamber recognizes that now more than ever, nonprofits are an vital part of the community. We stand ready to provide them with the resources they need to not only grow, but to also thrive and accomplish their goals. The Nonprofit Council provides nonprofit member organizations with a venue to network, exchange ideas, collaborate and discuss public policy issues impacting the nonprofit community.
 
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POWER HOUR SERIES

This Power Hour Series offers insightful presentations from industry leaders on successful business practices to help members grow their business.

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TECH THURSDAY

Created in partnership with Microsoft for L.A. Area Chamber members, Tech Thursday is a monthly hands-on tech training program that helps small businesses learn how to leverage technology to help their business grow.

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REFERRAL NETWORK

The monthly Referral Network enables members to expand their contacts, develop strategic relationships and exchange legitimate business leads. Participants are able to connect with companies they can do business with through an exchange of legitimate business leads. The Referral Network meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Chamber. The Referral Network is for MEMBERS ONLY and invited guests.

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WESTSIDE CONNECT

Westside Connect is a monthly program for L.A. Area Chamber members located in West Los Angeles and the beach communities to network over breakfast in the neighborhood where they do business.

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SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES

10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative that will unlock the growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, mentors and networks, and financial capital. It is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that a combination of education, capital and support services best addresses the barriers to growth for small businesses.

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SCORE Counseling

Free one-on-one business counseling services are available to Chamber members by appointment through our partnership with Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).

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ONLINE BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES

With the Chamber’s online business education courses, members can learn valuable business skills and work through relevant, current matters that business owners and employees have to address daily. From compliance and risk mitigation to customer service, members can choose from a large list of affordable and user-friendly classes.

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>> VIEW THE CALENDAR to view when the next small business programs will be held!

For more information, contact Catalina Aldridge, 213.580.7590.

 

 

 

 

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