Entrepreneurship & Investor Resources
Downtown Discussions Webinar Series
DLBA’s monthly webinar series is designed to connect the community with experts in topics of importance to them – from public space to economic development, and more. The free webinars will take place on the first Friday of each month via Zoom and will also be live-streamed on DLBA’s Facebook page.
The P.A.C.E Program is designed to support Downtown entrepreneurs during every stage of business ownership.
Kiva Long Beach
Funding for startup businesses is very difficult to obtain – the Kiva Long Beach program can provide a viable way of supporting startup funding for entrepreneurs and small businesses within the Downtown business ecosystem. Kiva is a peer to peer micro lending program that provides potential borrowers with 0% interest micro loans that can be paid back in up to 36 months. The DLBA will endorse borrowers for Kiva Long Beach if the Criteria for Participation is met. This has the added benefit by providing credibility to your loan request and allowing you access to LISC Los Angeles’s dollar for dollar loan match, helping to achieve your funding raising goal even quicker.
1 Million Cups
Entrepreneur and Small Business Education Series
Winter Small Business Workshop Series
Ground Floor Retail Business Owner Banner Request >
Plan, Launch and Grow Your Business >
Commercial Improvement Rebate Program >
Incentives for Small Business >
Employment Training Subsidy >
Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program
Grow Long Beach Fund Loan Program >
Turf Replacement Program >
Certified Blue Restaurant Program >