2021 Small Business & Economic Development Summit

May 7, 2021

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May 07, 2021
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

TThe DC Chamber of Commerce Small Business & Economic Development Summit will convene leaders from across local & federal governments and the small business industry for a deep dive on the state and recovery of the District of Columbia’s small business industry and what the future vision, policy and programs for all businesses (Start-Up, Med-Large and Growth, and international during and future of Covid-19).  We will explore how to open a business, access to capital -traditional and non-traditional- access to federal and local agencies, certifications with corporate America, federal and local government and networking and matchmaking (B2B).

  1. Business Recovery: This panel is intended for all size businesses with the purpose of providing information about consequences and opportunities for re-opening under Covid-19, the expectations and progress at the local and federal levels, including equity, diversity and inclusion across the small business workforce and the impact and reality of incorporating technology and cyber security (hacking measures from basic to intermediate) within your business.
  2. Start and Fund Your Business: This panel is intended for businesses and individuals that are looking to start and fund their business. We will cover traditional and non-traditional lending, DC based collateral programs, how to do a business plan and types of businesses.
  3. Growing your Business: This panel is intended for businesses that are looking for growth opportunities, including International Trade and getting certified with local and federal government and corporate America.

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