Local & Regional Service Providers

For businesses affected by COVID-19:

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or the CARES Act is intended to aid small business owners, certain non-profits, and other employers with new resources.

Attached you will find more information courtesy of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. The guide provides information about major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the SBA, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. 

Business and Non-Profit To Do List

Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act


Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) http://laedc.org/our-services/business-assistance-layoff-aversion/
 “The LAEDC is uniquely positioned to help expanding businesses take full advantage of all that Los Angeles has to offer. LAEDC's team of economic-development professionals offer confidential, free-of-charge information. This information and assistance is offered to decision-makers and consultants representing both significant large and small, domestic and international businesses in all industry sectors.” 

Contact:     Barbara Levine, Senior Regional Manager/Gateway Cities
Phone:       (310) 466-5197

Califoria Maufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) www.cmtc.com
CMTC is a “ non-profit consulting company whose mission is to provide consulting and technical services for improving organization, industry productivity and global competitiveness. Each of our consulting groups offers solutions to address the specific needs of their industry sector”.

Contact:     Rocio Leon, Training Manager
Email:        leon@cmtc.com
Phone:       (310) 263-3081

WorkSource California by SASSFA http://www.sassfa.org/
SASSFA is a community services agency which provides employment and training related services to several cities within the southeast Los Angeles County area, including Pico Rivera.

Contact:     Francisco De Leon, Program Director
Email:        fdeleon@sassfa.org
Phone:       (562) 946-2237

El Rancho Education Center http://www.elranchoeducationcenter.org/

Contact:     Chuck Collings, Principal
Email:        ccollings@erusd.org
Phone:       (562) 801-5009

The Manufacturing Institute  http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/
The Manufacturing Institute is a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States. It is the leading research, education, workforce and services group supporting US manufacturers.

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) http://www.citd.org/
CITD provides free or low-cost services to help you expand your importing or exporting business. 

Los Angeles Works losangelesworks.org 
Books and periodicals are available for check out through the Los Angeles Works – Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy located at the Business and Economics Department of the Los Angeles Public library. 

Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce picoriverachamber.org
Information regarding the business services offered by the Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website  or contact them at (562) 949-2473.  For a business listing of current Chamber of Commerce members, please click here

Other Resources

State Board of EqualizationTo apply for a seller’s permits. Seller’s permits are required for any person or business which is engaged in selling or leasing tangible property that would be subject to sales tax if sold at retail. Sellers permits are required for wholesale sales and manufacturers as well. Please check the website for more information.

LA County Registrar-Recorder – To apply for a fictitious business name (DBA).  

International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) “Founded in 1957, the ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.

IRS Small Business One-Stop Resource Center – It provides a small business start-up guide from the federal government. Online workshops may be available. Business tax tips are also available online.

Los Angeles Works  - Books and periodicals are available for check out through the Los Angeles Works – Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy located at the Business and Economics Department of the Los Angeles Public library.