The LA Business Portal

Making Los Angeles more business friendly


Partnering with the Mayors Office of Economic Development and other Departments and businesses throughout the City, the i-team led the design and development of the LA Business Portal, which leveraged the Start Up in a Day prize money awarded to Los Angeles from the Small Business Administration.

The Portal is a tech landmark in several ways.  It is a mobile-first, multilingual web portal that significantly cuts the time required for entrepreneurs to launch a startup or grow a business in Los Angeles.  The Portal is also one of the first projects to be published through the U.S. Small Business Administration Startup in a Day GitHub repository, enabling any other city to build on this investment with less time and money.  Built using modern agile and iterative methodologies, the first Beta version was released after just 3 months.  The full site was designed and developed in an additional 4 months, proving that government can innovate with the pace and quality of private sector companies.

Its customer-centric design shifts the experience of interacting with government from one focused on fulfilling compliance requirements to delivering what entrepreneurs need and is also an example of the accelerating trend in the digitization of government services, pointing to a new era of responsiveness, efficiency and transparency in how government interacts with citizens.

Click here to access the LA Business Portal

For the stand alone Spanish site, click here