DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development Twitter: @SmallBizDC The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District-based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial districts.
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One of our amazing CBEs was on Good Morning America! Jessica Childress of the Childress Law Firm spoke to the hosts of G...
02/23/2021
Juris P. Prudence books encourages girls of color to pursue their dreams

One of our amazing CBEs was on Good Morning America! Jessica Childress of the Childress Law Firm spoke to the hosts of GMA about her series of children's books that follow the adventures of 11 year old girl of color who is also an attorney, Juris B. Prudence. Thrilled that these empowering stories are getting the attention they deserve!

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/book-character-juris-prudence-encourages-girls-color-pursue-75527968?fbclid=IwAR0gXz6m7AuUxKsVO_DlWcJ1EUy24mQ1vDAx0nQpTGr-r5zanq0onygeJ7Y&mc_cid=29df9ac962&mc_eid=a28eebabf7

“It's so important that kids see themselves reflected in the literature and ... reflected as change agents as leaders and as people who are physically involved.”

If you were not able to pick up your #PPE care package for District businesses this weekend, you now have until Friday t...
02/22/2021

If you were not able to pick up your #PPE care package for District businesses this weekend, you now have until Friday to collect your free PPE care package from the District, but you must still register. For location and registration details, visit https://dslbd.dc.gov/page/ppe-care-packages-district-businesses

#DCHOPE

Because many businesses were affected by last week's snow, #PPE distribution has been extended, but businesses must stil...
02/22/2021

Because many businesses were affected by last week's snow, #PPE distribution has been extended, but businesses must still register!

Pick up at Maple View Flats has been extended until Monday (register at https://bit.ly/3bqqCVM)

At the Convention Center, pick up will be available this coming Monday, Thursday and Friday (register at https://bit.ly/3dAlSQ8).

#staysafestayhealthy #DCHope

District businesses! Tomorrow is the last day to pick up your PPE care packages from the city! You have to sign up to ge...
02/19/2021

District businesses! Tomorrow is the last day to pick up your PPE care packages from the city! You have to sign up to get your PPE, though, so go to https://coronavirus.dc.gov/node/1522401 and pick the most accessible location for you to visit and get your PPE!

DSLBD is working with the Anacostia Business Improvement District and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District to p...
02/13/2021

DSLBD is working with the Anacostia Business Improvement District and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District to provide free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Care Packages to DC businesses. Sign up here: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/node/1522401

This morning, DSLBD Director Kristi C. Whitfield joined the Deputy Mayor' for Planning & Economic Development and commun...
02/12/2021

This morning, DSLBD Director Kristi C. Whitfield joined the Deputy Mayor' for Planning & Economic Development and community representatives to announce that we are preparing to distribute a new round of PPE supplies to District businesses to help support them as they work to safely serve their communities.

Are you a District business? Have you checked out all the resources available at the DC Business Toolkit? You haven't? W...
02/12/2021
DSLBD Business Toolkit

Are you a District business? Have you checked out all the resources available at the DC Business Toolkit? You haven't? Well, why not? Here, let us help - https://dcbusinesstoolkit.com

Free, centralized platform with access to resources, events, agency and service provider points-of-contact, and business networking. All you need to know to open and grow your business in the District of Columbia!

Did you know that small and local businesses in the District can click on just one link and schedule a 30 minute phone c...
02/11/2021

Did you know that small and local businesses in the District can click on just one link and schedule a 30 minute phone call with #DLSBD to discuss ways to pivot, survive, and thrive? Because you can! Just click here... https://calendly.com/inno-ed/meetwithus?month=2021-02

The application period for the Entertainment Bridge Fund Supporting Business Program has officially reopened to allow fo...
02/04/2021

The application period for the Entertainment Bridge Fund Supporting Business Program has officially reopened to allow for more businesses to apply and receive financial relief! Learn more at:
https://coronavirus.dc.gov/bridgefund

District businesses, did you miss the ""Small Business Financial Relief: The New Stimulus Package" webinar, a collaborat...
02/04/2021
Small Business Financial Relief: The New Stimulus Package — Start Small Think Big

District businesses, did you miss the ""Small Business Financial Relief: The New Stimulus Package" webinar, a collaboration DSLBD, Start Small Think Big and other groups? No worries! It's now online at:

https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/covid19/2021/1/31/small-business-financial-relief-the-new-stimulus-package

On January 26, Start Small Think Big and attorneys from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in collaboration with BE NYC, BOC Network, Brooklyn Navy Yard, the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Enterprise Action Loan Fund hoste

Are you a social entrepreneur based in or primarily serving an Opportunity Zone in the District? The @Halcyon 2021 Oppor...
02/03/2021

Are you a social entrepreneur based in or primarily serving an Opportunity Zone in the District? The @Halcyon 2021 Opportunity Intensive Fellowship Application closes on 02/11. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow and scale your business! Apply here: http://bit.ly/21hiopp

Halcyon takes 0% equity in social ventures while providing pro-bono legal consulting, a $5,000 stipend, and access to a world-class network of partners, mentors, leadership coaches, potential investors, and 100+ social entrepreneurs from around the world.

D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
02/02/2021

D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

DISB wants to empower District business owners with resources to help finance and grow their companies.
Date: 2/10
Topic: Creating a Successful Business Plan
RSVP: bit.ly/3sQEUqo
#smallbusiness #financing
Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure
Capital Area Asset Builders
Washington DC Economic Partnership
DC's Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic
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DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

Tenleytown Main Street
02/02/2021

Tenleytown Main Street

Snow day? Not for our Wisconsin Avenue Clean Team. Our hard-working crew is clearing sidewalks to keep #Tenleytown accessible and open for business! DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

Anacostia Business Improvement District
02/02/2021

Anacostia Business Improvement District

❄️ GETTING IT DONE! Kudos to our amazing Clean Team powered by CareerPath DC for keeping our sidewalks clean and safe! It takes a village and we love ours!

Today at 4 pm, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development leads a Recovery Weekly Check-in featuring DLSBD D...
02/02/2021
Mayor Bowser's Live Event | mayormb

Today at 4 pm, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development leads a Recovery Weekly Check-in featuring DLSBD Director, Kristi C. Whitfield and representative from the SBA, Downtown DC BID, Latino Economic Development Center, and District small business, the Picture Frame Factory. Guests will be discussing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Live at http://mayor.dc.gov/live

Read Mayor Bowser’s Presentation on DC’s COVID-19 Situational Update: February 1. DC Entered Phase Two of Reopening on June 22. View the Guidance.

Ordering takeout or delivery tonight? Support local restaurants and get the best food in the DMV by using https://www.dc...
01/28/2021
DC To-GoGo

Ordering takeout or delivery tonight? Support local restaurants and get the best food in the DMV by using https://www.dctogogo.com/en/

DC's homegrown online ordering and delivery platform for your favorite District restaurants and bars

District Bridges
01/27/2021

District Bridges

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development's Citywide Robust Retail deadline is TOMORROW, Thursday, January 28 at 2pm.

Complete this simple application if you are a for-profit, consumer-facing, independent retail business with fewer than 25 full-time employees with a licensed retail location in DC.

Funds can be used for reimbursement of operational expenses. Businesses will be awarded $7,500 through a lottery selection.

The application is quick & easy! http://bit.ly/342H7V3

Mayor Bowser
01/27/2021

Mayor Bowser

DC, let go of your boards. If you know a business that still has boards up, please remind them to pull them down.

#DCisOpen

Address

441 4th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Red Line, Judiciary Square

General information

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District-based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial districts.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 727-3900

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