Small Business Month

Annually during the first week of May, CNHED, along with our member organizations, District agency partners and the entire small business community recognize and celebrate the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week in the District of Columbia.

Since 2016, the District has observed this weeklong celebration, and for the past two years, the small business community affirmed the need to extend our traditional week-long celebration to span the entire month of May – giving birth to DC Small Business Month. It’s vital that neighbors and communities support all small and local businesses as the District continues to rebound. #DCSmallBizMonth is more than just an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our small businesses, but also a call to action to actively support them. Together, we can Keep DC Strong by supporting our local businesses.


Join us in our commitment to supporting small and local businesses, and ensuring a strong economic future for our communities.

Special Thanks to the 2022 Planning Committee

Ways to Get Involved

Small Business Month Calendar

Whether you’re a small business, a supporter, or an organization providing assistance or capital to small businesses, you can participate in the month’s coordinated activities! See below.

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Event Details

February 8, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ELEVATE Cohort III Launch Event

Join us Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 pm as we welcome Cohort III of the Executive Leadership Education Venture Advancing Talented Entrepreneurs (ELEVATE) Program.

CNHED Membership ELEVATE Small Business Week

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