SB Works is a small business resource center for the District focused on supporting the goals and success of small business owners. SB Works offers high-quality services for DC’s small business community, including trouble-shooting assistance, growth planning, consultant referral network, shared office space, and façade improvement grants. SB Works believes in the important role that small businesses play as a cornerstone of a community’s character and the value of a diverse comprehensive small business landscape.


  • Long term one-on-one consulting
  • On-call experts
  • Advisors-in-residence
  • Troubleshooting assistance
  • Workshops and classes
  • Business assessments
  • Referral services
  • Co-working space

Technical Assistance Offered

Business Plan
Business operations
Business management
Small business certifications
Business licensing and registration assistance
DCRA – regulatory
Budget, Financing & Lending
Accounting and financial planning
Booking keeping assistance
Financial assistance
Contract and Procurement
Access to contracts
Procurement assistance
Proposal and contract support services
Federal and local government certification
Sales and marketing
Business development
Website development
Social and other web-based media training
Real Estate and Façade
Storefront improvement
Site location assistance
Staffing and Training
Human resources
Financial forecasting
Cash flow analysis
Grant writing assistance
Great Streets grant assistance
Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning

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