City of West Covina logoThe City of West Covina is excited to announce its participation in National Small Business Week by hosting its Annual West Covina Small Business Week (WCSBW) event! WCSBW was established as an opportunity to commemorate our local small businesses and honor the impact that they have on our community.

“Small businesses not only drive the economy, they keep the American dream alive,” said Mayor Rosario Diaz.

This multi-day event will not only highlight the local businesses that help make West Covina a wonderful place to live, work and play, but also provide resources to help the local business community thrive. The City of West Covina understands that when small businesses succeed, so does the City and the communities they serve.

This year, the City has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) University of La Verne to offer an educational seminar for WCSBW. 

On May 3, West Covina will host a gathering of experts to share their expertise in small business at West Covina City Hall in the City Council Chamber from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. U.S. Small Business Administration District Director Julie Clowes will kick off the festivities, discussing lessons learned from her professional experience with small businesses. Following Clowes’ presentation, the experts from SBDC will present “The 5 C’s of Credit for Small Business.” The City encourages business owners and interested residents to RSVP today to reserve their spot for the event.

On May 4, the City will host a small business networking event designed to inspire, educate and connect small business owners to available resources. Attendees will get the chance to meet fellow small business owners at Temple Bar Urban Eats on May 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. While snacks and refreshments will be provided, Temple Bar Urban Eats will also be offering their happy hour menu, in addition to free live entertainment. Space is limited, so reserve your spot for this event today.

In addition to WCSBW, the City’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Division offers assistance throughout the year to residents looking to start their own small business. The CED’s step-by-step process provides a helpful outline for new and existing businesses throughout the business development process, including finding a location, acquiring the necessary City permits and obtaining a business license.

The City maintains a list of resources for small business owners to reference. The City encourages small business owners to take full advantage of these resources and share them with each other to maintain a strong small business community.

For more information about West Covina Small Business Week, visit the West Covina Small Business Week webpage at

SBA’s participation in this event does not constitute an express or implied endorsement.