DC Department of Small and Local Business Development has the experience and resources to address many challenges small businesses face today. Your business is our business. DSLBD helps lift your business to new heights, leveraging your entrepreneurial spirit, motivation, and skills. We are your go-to resource for all things small business, offering programs and assistance to business owners in all stages of growth. From financing assistance, to capacity building, and even training and development, DSLBD helps entrepreneurs uncover new business opportunities.