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Small Business Resource Center

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Get your business moving!  The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) understands the needs of small business owners. With so much information out there in how to build a business, it’s no wonder that people often don’t know where to begin. Whether you’re in the beginning phases of starting a business or have a fully operating business, we want to support you every step of the way.

The District of Columbia Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) provides information and services to entrepreneurs and companies looking to launch and strengthen and grow their business in the District. A component of the SBRC is our Small Business University—a comprehensive suite of business courses facilitated by industry experts. Courses are provided free of charge, or in some cases, a nominal fee.

SBRC is your one stop shop, bringing together resources from key District agencies including DSLBD, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), and other non-profit and Federal organizations that serve District businesses.

We want to see you succeed! So get started by signing up to our trainings, workshops, seminars, one-on-one technical assistance and other services.

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