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
- DSLBD provides financing, training and coaching to help DC businesses and residents exploring entrepreneurship - regardless of their business size, industry or risk level - access capital to open and grow their business in DC. Learn more about our Business Development division's District Capitalized program.
- 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.