Best Small Business Resources in the District of Columbia Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. District of Columbia has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the District of Columbia area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in District of Columbia.

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Anacostia Economic Development Corporation

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial
  • Research

Description

As an entrepreneur, you can go to the AEDC to receive individualized one-on-one counseling, attend workshops, and get help with developing a thorough and useful business plan. AEDC provides certified and trained business consultants to help with start-ups or seasoned business who are looking to scale their operations.  

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20020
202-889-5100


1776

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Fundraising
  • Coworking

Description

1776 offers both coworking and incubation services to entrepreneurs intending to start a business in a highly regulated industry such as education, health, or transportation. You can rent office space (with basic office amenities and perks like weekday lunches) and/or attend their events, which focus on providing information and resources to new entrepreneurs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1133 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C., DC 20005
202-618-3842
info@1776.vc


Development Corporation of Columbia Heights

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Research
  • Sales & Marketing

Description

The DCCH is a resource that is going to be most useful for entrepreneurs who don't yet have their business, but want to know what the business climate of the region is like, and want assistance with their business plan.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2604 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20001
202-483-4986


Inclusive Innovation Incubator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Coworking
  • Financial

Description

The Inclusive Innovation Incubator is focused on assisting underserved communities in the DC area. It hosts rentable office and desk space, mentorship programs, and workshops and classes. The workshops and classes are geared to educate entrepreneurs from starting a business; soft skills, coding, marketing, networking, provided are exclusive to members only. Members will have access to mentoring and coaches from various industries. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2301-D Georgia Ave.
Washington, DC 20001
202-407-7300
info@in3dc.com


SB Works

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Financial
  • Accounting

Description

SB Works helps nurture entrepreneurs as they establish their businesses in the District of Columbia. They offer co-working space and assist with business operations, accounting, marketing, legal and regulatory affairs, website development, and more. They actively support small businesses by improving access to business information.  

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2316 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-803-5400
info@sbworksdc.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON – FRI: 9 am – 6 pm