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Business Opportunities

DSLBD is the go-to resource for small and local businesses in the District; we provide business owners direct assistance and targeted programs for every phase of their business lifecycle. 

Current Grant Opportunities

District Capitalized 


  • The Inno.Ed division of DSLBD is tasked with helping build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the District of Columbia. Connect with Inno. Ed today

Thinking of starting a business?

Are you considering starting a business? It’s a good idea to formulate a business plan to guide the execution of your idea. A well-developed business plan serves as the blueprint of how you will operate your business and demonstrates to financial institutions or potential partners that you have a road map to your businesses success.