2600 6th St. NW, Room 128 Washington DC 20059

(202) 806-1550

The District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DCSBDC)

The only Districtwide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.

DCSBDC Workshops

Join our hands-on workshops designed to equip entrepreneurs with the tools for success. Whether you're starting or scaling up, our expert-led sessions cover everything from finance to marketing.


Tune into DCSBDC TV for the latest trends in entrepreneurship. Our channel brings you insights from industry leaders, success stories, and strategies to thrive in today’s business world.


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Empowering Entrepreneurs

Within the heart of the nation's capital, DCSBDC stands as a beacon of growth for entrepreneurs.

Leveraging the academic excellence of Howard University, this unique center embodies a spirit of empowerment, offering personalized consulting and comprehensive training. It's a collaborative space where diverse ideas flourish and business potentials are realized.

With a steadfast commitment to equal opportunity, DCSBDC ensures every entrepreneurial voice is heard, offering assistance in multiple languages and ensuring ADA compliance. From securing funding to navigating the complexities of starting and maintaining a business, the center is dedicated to guiding you at every turn, fostering an environment where small businesses can thrive unimpeded.

Your Business Ally

DCSBDC is your steadfast business ally, offering a partnership that goes beyond guidance. We're here to navigate every step with you, providing a strong support system for your entrepreneurial aspirations.

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Your Journey Begins Here

Explore the array of services DCSBDC offers, designed to elevate your business acumen. From financial literacy to personalized consulting, each program is a stepping stone towards your success. Immerse yourself in the stories of triumph, and let’s carve a path to your milestones.

Financial Literacy Programs

Unlock the power of financial savvy for personal and business growth.

Success Stories

Be inspired by the success tales of entrepreneurs who started just like you.

Open Access DC

A suite of services catering to every phase of your business journey.

Latest News

Discover expert tips and insights on our latest blog post.

DCSBDC Success Stories

Leadership at the Helm

Guiding Entrepreneurial Journeys

Meet the visionaries steering the DCSBDC ship—led by Carl E. Brown Jr., our diverse team combines expertise in business development, government contracts, and financial strategy. They're the backbone of our mission, dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs with knowledge and resources for success.

Carl Brown Interview

Meet Our Speciality Counselors

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