What We Do

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) community organization that promotes the growth and economic expansion of diverse Los Angeles communities through the infusion of capital and the provision of business consultation services and financial literacy training. We target low- and moderate- income residents, entrepreneurs and business owners in Los Angeles with diverse loan products as well as technical assistance focused on financial education and credit building.

Business Consulting & Technical Assistance

We provide aspiring and current small business owners free 1-on-1 business consulting. We also offer free to low-cost workshops and trainings including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and much more!

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Lending & Access to Capital

Owning a small business can be an extremely gratifying experience, however the financial aspects of owning a small business can at times become extremely stressful. Many small businesses are lacking the capital needed to help their business grow. PACE is the community lender that can get your small business the capital needed to ease your financial stress and start growing your business.

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Procurement and Contracting Services

PACE Business Development Center offers many government contracting and procurement opportunities with many different public agencies. From business consulting to getting certified to bidding on contracts, we are here to help every step of the way. Many of the clients we serve are socially and economically disadvantaged and need guidance through the procurement process.

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All these services are through the various programs we operate in our Business Development Center:

  • BusinessSource Center - Hollywood Region
  • BusinessSource Center - Pico-Union/Westlake Region
  • SBA Women's Business Center
  • SBA Technical Assistance
  • Office of Refugee Resettlement - IDA/MED
  • GoBiz - Core/Business
  • National CAPACD
  • MBDA (Minority Business Development Agency)
  • MBDA Coronavirus Response and Relief Program
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