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How to Legally Start a Business in LA

at Los Angeles City College - East Hollywood

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$99 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jul 29, 9:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time

East Hollywood, Hollywood
855 N Vermont Ave Franklin Hall
At Willow Brook Ave
Los Angeles, California 90029
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Gerald Anderson

What you'll learn in this business training:

This is a course for new and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn what is required to start a business in the City of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. The class takes a look at the legal issues that a new business owner will face, as well as a quick and easy guide through the maze and layers of regulations. Learn what you need to know about city and county tax forms, filings and fees, business licenses, reporting systems, payroll taxes, income taxes, as well as the distinction between federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This course is excellent for business ventures in the planning or start-up stage.

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Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Classes are mandated by the State of California to be self-supporting based on student enrollment fees. As such, we reserve the right to cancel any class offering if the minimum number of student enrollments necessary to support it is not achieved. You will be notified no less than the day prior to the start of the first session if an offering will be cancelled and offered either a transfer of your fees to another class offering or a full refund. It is therefore essential that your phone number and email is up-to-date and functional. Refunds will be processed within 20-30 business days of cancellation.

We also reserves the right to change room location and or substitute instructors and will endeavor to contact you via phone and/or email prior to the scheduled meeting time with the updated information.

Transfer Policy:

  • To transfer to another class, requests must be made via email at least 3 business days before the first class meeting.
  • Transfer requests will not be granted after the first class meeting.

Please note, approved transfers are a one-time allowance and are subject to our general refund policy for the second class offering.

Refund Policy:

All requests for refunds or transfers must be made at least two days before the start of class and are subject to a $10 cancellation fee per class. There are no refunds nor transfers granted within or after the 48-hours prior to class. Transfers are limited to once per class. Missed classes may not be rescheduled or made up. 

Important information: Refunds ARE NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registration. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. Class offerings may not be audited.

Please contact us at [email protected]


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Will you earn CEUs by taking the "How to start a business in LA" class?
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Extension classes are not for credit. They are fee-based classes.

Reviews of Classes at Los Angeles City College (719)

(719 Reviews)
How to Legally Start a Business in LA
Reviewed by Jodi P. on 5/15/2023
Great presenter, very intelligently organized and thoughtful toward the class members. The information was very helpful and it gave me a starting point to organizing my own thoughts. I thought the class was a little bit too long.
How to Legally Start a Business in LA
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/18/2021
For some reason, I was expecting a more robust workshop. I was sent 4 documents and we literally went page by page through their handout. This was a real waste of money! I know how to read so I could have easily gone through it. Also, a lot that was overviewed you could easily pull up on youtube! Gosh, you don't get that time back 3 hours of purely reading a handbook. I mean waste your time if you want but even if you know nothing literally researching will prove to be more helpful! Extremely disappointed.
How to Legally Start a Business in LA
Reviewed by Kara D. on 2/22/2021
I really enjoyed this class and found it the content/materials supplied very helpful! I'd love to see what other classes he teaches that I might be interested in checking out. There were some minor tech issues throughout but that wasn't the teachers fault.
How to Legally Start a Business in LA
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/27/2020
The teacher was great, but the location is not. The parking situation is not addressed correctly. If you’re going to this location, you can plan to park at metered parking in front of the building—the lot they said to use is far behind the building and you can’t find the place to purchase a day pass. If you park on the street near the lot, you have to walk around a city block, the area smells really bad, there are people urban camping all around. If you want to grab lunch, there’s a jack in the box across the street, but you have to get through all the street vendors with their sheets of what appears like a yard sale. In fact, some of the regular businesses are closed, and there’s just people everywhere selling all sorts of second hand items. Unless you live nearby, I would not take a class there. I had received one email from course horse that had one classroom location; then another email with a different location—then when I got there, a woman waiting for a class asked what class I was waiting for, it was the same class—she had a totally different class location, the room next door. After the class start time, a group of people gathered waiting for the class; because I had the other class room on my receipt, I went to the other class to check. I tried the office, but no one was there. At ELAC, they at least have someone in the community service office to help with questions and the parking is really easy to navigate; the neighborhood is pretty clean too. When the teacher arrived, one of my classmates, with whom I’d exchanged numbers, was kind enough to text me. Another student was lost, I encountered her in my travels at the other classroom. The instructor had also been lost. The class experience itself was very positive and helpful; the instructor is knowledgeable and devoted sufficient time to answering questions. I have a very clear to do list of steps to take, resources to pursue, etc. I’m glad I took the class, so it gets 3 stars.
How to Legally Start a Business in LA
Reviewed by Brenda F. on 1/26/2020
The teacher was awesome! Very informative and had a great way to make everyone feel comfortable!
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