Last Updated: September 27th, 2023 • By Libia Berbesi • Categories: Blog • 2.6 min read •
Financial Empowerment Event
The Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Business and Economic Development kindly invites you to attend the Los Angeles Business and Financial Empowerment Summit, a free in-person event sponsored by BMO on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at BMO Stadium.Los Angeles Business and Financial Empowerment Summit Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Where: BMO Stadium – located in Exposition Park3939 S Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90037
By registering for this event, you are agreeing to share your information with BMO and the City of LA Office.Please open in the Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser for the best experience. This Summit will promote economic growth within the City by equipping business owners and entrepreneurs with valuable information, resources, insights into government contracting, and tools to enhance their financial health. The event will include an expo of 100 resource providers, keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and much more. This is a unique opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn how to access capital and seize forthcoming opportunities available in today’s economy. From learning how to export goods to accessing free services, this is an event you won’t want to miss! For more information please visit
The event will also feature the following onsite services: Legal Aid and Consultation: Whether you need help drafting a contract or negotiating, legal help is available to support you through a County/City partnership. Speak to an expert at the event to determine your needs and how we may be able to assist you at no cost. Business Certification Clinic: Certification can be very confusing as different levels of government have different certifications that are not always recognized by all entities. This is your one stop shop to apply for all certifications your business may qualify for. Business Assessment: Business consultants and counselors will be on site to provide you with a business assessment to help you determine which services your business needs. Credit and Debit Consultation: Access to capital starts with a healthy credit score. Learn how to get there with financial counseling and targeted support to small business owners. Get the advice you need to get your business to the next level! Procurement Support: Connect to procurement experts from State, County, and city departments. Get answers directly from experts from each department! Homeownership – Programs Eligibility & Application: Come find out if you are eligible for various forms of down payment assistance including BMO’s Welcome Home Grants offering up to $16,000 to support the increase of minority homeownership. Meet with a Mortgage Banker to start an application onsite. Get Credit Ready & Financially Fit: Get all the resources you need to set a budget, start saving, build credit, and achieve your financial goals. Ask about upcoming financial education sessions, and for those that are getting started or repairing credit, ask about the BMO Credit Builder, Savings Builder Programs, and more!