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The DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is the go-to resource for small businesses in the District. We provide business owners direct assistance and targeted programs for every phase of the business lifecycle. Our program offerings will help equip you with the tools you need to grow your business and become more competitive.

To become a client of DSLBD and get started with a one on one tutorial, visit our Center for Entrepreneurial Education & Development (CEED) and register.

To learn more about DSLBDs programs, please visit our programs page here.  

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