The District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DCSBDC)

The District of Columbia 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.

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, they 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.

The DCSBDC provides confidential, no-cost counseling at our strategic partner locations.