Resources

We work closely with many other organizations and DC agencies committed to supporting a thriving small business community. The resources below are available to support the vitality of small businesses and nonprofits in our neighborhood.

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General Small Business Assistance
Latino Economic Development Corporation
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
SB Works
DC Small Business Help
DC Small Business Development Center Network, Howard University School of Business
DC Fashion Foundation
Capitol City Development Corporation
Anacostia Economic Development Corporation Business Development Center
SCORE DC
Washington, DC Women’s Business Center
Washington DC Economic Partnership

Lending & Finance

Wacif (Washington Area Community Investment Fund)
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, DC
Kiva

Legal
DC Bar Pro Bono Center

Facades & Storefronts
Great Streets
DC Facades

Nonprofits
The Foundation Center
The Management Center
Center for Nonprofit Advancement

DC Main Streets
Barracks Row Main Street
District Bridges
Destination Congress Heights
Eastern Market Main Street
Georgetown Main Street
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
H Street Main Street
Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street
Minnesota Avenue Main Street
North Capitol Main Street
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street
Shaw Main Streets
Tenleytown Main Street
Upper 14th Street and Kennedy Street
Van Ness Main Streets
Ward 7 Business Partnership

Business Improvement Districts
Adams Morgan Partnership BID
Anacostia BID
Capitol Hill BID
Capitol Riverfront BID
Downtown DC BID
Georgetown BID
Golden Triangle BID
Mount Vernon Triangle BID
NoMa BID
Southwest BID

District Agencies
Below are some of the most common agencies related to starting and running a small business in DC. A comprehensive listing of all DC agencies can be found HERE.

Department of Small and Local Business Development
Department of Housing and Community Development
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs 
Office of Tax and Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration 
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
DC Council