How to Start a Sidewalk Vending Business in the City of Los Angeles

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How to Start a Sidewalk Vending Business in City of LA (Hosted by PACE Women's Business Center and LAPL Business & Economics Department)

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Learn how to start your own Sidewalk Vending Business in the City of Los Angeles. Get your questions answered by our business counselor during our Q&A session after the presentation.

  • Learn the process to start selling merchandise or food legally.
  • Find out about the free services offered by the City of LA to help you succeed as a sidewalk vendor.
  • Get assistance securing the required permits.
  • Supplement your income by selling legally in the evenings or on the weekends.

PACE Women's Business Center (WBC) and Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) are co-hosting a webinar to provide an overview of how to start a business in Los Angeles.

This informative workshop will be taught by Veronica Lopez.

Please register in advance in order to participate. A Zoom webinar link will be sent with reminder emails prior to the event.

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Time: 4 PM - 5 PM (PST)

Location: Free ZOOM Webinar

About the Speaker:

Swann Do is Director of the SBA Women’s Business Center at PACE's Business Development Center which is in the midst of its 20th year of providing financial and educational assistance to local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Swann joined PACE in 2006 as a Business Counselor and she has been at the forefront of serving entrepreneurs in Los Angeles ever since providing innovative business training, one-on-one business consulting, and access to capital. During that time, Swann has played a role in serving more than thousands of low-income, ethnic minority clients to launch hundreds of businesses.

PACE Women’s Business Center:

PACE’s SBA Women’s Business Center (PACE WBC) is dedicated to primarily advancing women businesses throughout Los Angeles County by delivering quality services including 1-on-1 business counseling, business development training, workshops, access to low-interest small business loans, and assistance to government contracting that help build successful businesses and promote asset accumulation. PACE WBC welcomes all aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses to use its services. Learn more at

Los Angeles Public Library:

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books, and technology that enrich, educate, and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities. The staff and resources in the library's Business & Economics department provide guidance and assistance to small business owners/operators, entrepreneurs, importers/exporters, investors, analysts, industry researchers, job hunters, students, and marketing personnel. Learn more at

*ADA Language: For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

*Para ajustes razonables de acuerdo con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA según sus siglas en inglés), favor de llamar al (213) 228-7430 al menos 72 horas antes del evento.

*Portions of this program will be photographed and/or recorded. By attending, you consent to your likeness possibly being used in electronic media for any purpose, including commercial and promotional. If you or a child in your care do not want to be photographed or recorded, please turn off your camera. Thank you.

*Algunas partes de este programa serán fotografiadas y/o grabadas. Al asistir, das consentimiento de que tu imagen puede ser utilizada en medios electrónicos para cualquier propósito, incluidos comerciales y promocionales. Si tú o un menor bajo tu cuidado no desean ser fotografiados o grabados, apaga tu cámara web. Gracias.

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