Meet Our Host

Carl Brown is the State/Executive Director of the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DCSBDC) on the prestigious campus of Howard University. He has a wealth of small business development knowledge with over 25 years of experience. His subject matter expertise is in the following areas: human resources, sales, marketing, procurement, and government contracting. Additionally, he is the host of the popular radio talk show “The Small Business Report” airing on Sirius XM Channel 141 every Thursday, Friday, and Tuesday.

Carl has held executive positions in Telecommunications, Consumer Goods, and Transportation. His public sector experience includes Federal, state, and local government where he was a warranted contract officer. In recent years, he was the executive producer of the popular television series “Emerging Business Report” as well as the on-air host of “Growing Pains – Taking Your Business to the Next Level.” Carl has been a guest on numerous radio and TV shows and interviewed by national media outlets including History Channel, the television show “Food that built America,” Wall Street Journal,, news programs, magazines, and newspapers on economic development and small business issues. He holds a BA from Howard University and an MGA from University of Maryland University College. Carl is a Certified Contract Compliance Administrator and a Sherpa Executive Coach.

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