About this guide
The following guide has been created to provide information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions in order to support the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners in Los Angeles County, including low-income and undocumented individuals. . In the following sections, you’ll find information on starting your business, tax requirements, and intellectual property issues. This guide is hyperlinked to additional resources, such as government websites and PDF forms. Click on the text that looks like this to be redirected to another website.
About Bet Tzedek
Bet Tzedek provides free, expert legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. Each year our attorneys, advocates, and staff work with more than 1,000 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to help more than 90,000 people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, immigration status, or gender identity. The Small Business Development Program is focused on assisting small business owners in Los Angeles County with transactional legal matters. The team works directly with small business owners to help them realize their entrepreneurial dreams by addressing commercial leases, contracts and intellectual property issues. Small businesses seeking legal advice for legal matters can request it here. We will consider your legal issues, schedule a phone call with you, and verify your financial eligibility to secure a pro bono attorney or refer you to other resources.
This guide provides general guidance on issues that small business owners should be aware of. However, this document does NOT constitute legal advice. The information, dates, amounts, and procedures contained herein are current as of June 30, 2022. Please check your county, state, and federal government regulations for any changes or updates.