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DSLBD Build Back Better Video Series

DSLBD's Build Back Better video series provides District small businesses with unique access to advice and useful tips, resources, timely information and in-depth conversations with industry leaders across the various sectors. 

Interview topics include employee and customer safety, growing and thriving with an ecommerce business model, bankruptcy, exploring new supply chain models and more. Learn more and watch videos below. 

Pivoting Your Business

#BuildBackBetterDC - How To Think Different And Pivot Your Business: 

  • DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield speaks with the Owner of DC's Salt & Sundry and Little Leaf, Amanda McClements, about the quick thinking and even quicker action needed to pivot their business model during these challenging times.

General Business Guidance and Resources

#BuildBackBetterDC - Exploring Bankruptcy Protection For You and Your Business

  • DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield speaks with Sari Kurland of the Kurland Law Group about debt remediation, business financial health, and when it might be time to explore bankruptcy protection.  

#BuildBackBetterDC - Lease Negotiation in the Time of Covid-19

  • DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield talks to DC Bar Pro Bono's Darryl Maxwell about commercial leases and renegotiating business leases during COVID-19. 

#BuildBackBetterDC - Finding Opportunity in the Lull

  • DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield speaks with the COO of DC's Femme Fatale, Adriana Mendoza, about leaning into strengths, community, and making space to work on the big shifts that were put on hold during busier times.