The DC Business Toolkit provides District-based businesses and its residents interested in exploring entrepreneurship a centralized location for important information on starting, operating and growing their business in Washington, DC. The Toolkit provides access to several types of District Government and partner agency events, including:
- Matchmaking events
- Grant application submission information
- Program launch dates
- Pitch competitions
- Pre-bid meetings hosted by District Government agencies
- Counseling days and/or drop-in hours
- Signature events of DSLBD grantees (Main Street festivals, etc.)
- Legal clinics
- Annual meetings of DSLBD grantees
- Agency open house information
To learn more, visit the DC Business Toolkit and start growing your business today!
DSLBD offers many workshops throughout the year. Below are recent recordings of some of those classes.
- FY21 Green Book: Connecting to DC Government Procurement Opportunities. This session provides an overview of the FY21 Green Book and its interactive website. Together, these resources provide a comprehensive overview of the spending forecasts for every agency within the District Government. Presented by NIGP code, this rich information will help business owners identify contracting opportunities with the District governments. Participants will learn how to use these resources and how spending goals are set.
Small Business Resource Center
The District of Columbia SBRC is your gateway to information and services that can help you start and strengthen your business in the District. The SBRC is a partnership between DSLBD, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and non-profit and Federal organizations that serve District businesses. Through the SBRC, you can access trainings, workshops, seminars, one-on-one technical and educational assistance and other services offered by DSLBD, DCRA, and our SBRC service partners.
DSLBD is charged with fostering economic growth and the development of emerging District-based business enterprises through programs and opportunities, agency and public/private contract compliance, advocacy, and supportive legislation.