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

(202) 806-1550

Who We Are

Our Approach

The District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC)

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

DC SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, individualized sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.

DCSBDC Funding

The DCSBDC program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Howard University. Howard University is the Lead center, Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is a full service sub-center. Additionally, we have strategic partnerships with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce and American University, Washington College of Law.

We provide the same level of confidential, no cost counseling at our strategic partner locations

DC SBDC Non-Discrimination Clause

It is against the law for the DC SBDC, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,political affiliation or belief. The DC SBDC will not discriminate in providing opportunities in any federally funded program or activity or making employment decisions with regards to those programs. If you feel as though you have been discriminated you can file a complaint with the DC Office of Human Rights. http://ohr.dc.gov/service/file-complaint

ADA Compliance

Howard University and the DC SBDC are committed to providing an educational and business consulting environment that is accessible to all students and clients of the DC SBDC. In accordance with this policy, students or clients who need accommodations because of a disability, students should contact the Dean for Special Student Services (202-238- 2420) and clients should contact the DC SBDC office (202-806- 1550) as soon as possible.