Washington DC, Department of Small and Local Business

Welcome to the District of Columbia Small Business Resource Center

The District of Columbia Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is your gateway to information and services that can help you start and strengthen your business in the District. The SBRC is a partnership between the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), and non-profit and Federal organizations that serve District businesses. Through the SBRC, you can access trainings, workshops, seminars, one-on-one technical and educational assistance, and other services offered by DSLBD, DCRA, and our SBRC service partners.

DSLBD is charged with fostering economic growth and the development of emerging District-based business enterprises through programs and opportunities, agency and public/private contract compliance, advocacy, and supportive legislation.

DCRA is responsible for regulating construction and business activity in the District of Columbia. To protect consumers, DCRA registers corporations, inspects weighing and measuring devices used for monetary profit, and issues business licenses, professional licenses, building permits, special events permits.

To learn more about DSLBD, please click here. To learn more about SBRC, please click here

Looking to do business with the DC Government?

Are you an existing business needing help with capital infusion or government contracts? Please click the Signup for SBRC Couseling link to signup for services.

Returning Visitors

Please log in above to access our services and keep your account information up to date. Once logged in, you can sign up for events without resubmitting your personal information as well as respond to any pending survey requests.