Small Business Month

Annually during the first week of May, the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, along with District agency partners Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), and the entire small business community celebrate Small Business Week in the District of Columbia.

In light of COVID-19, and its impact on the small business community, CNHED has extended our traditional week-long celebration to span the entire month of May.  As vaccine rollout progresses and the District enters recovery, it’s vital that neighbors and communities support the small and local businesses that were hit hardest by the pandemic. #DCSmallBizMonth is more than just a celebration of our small businesses, but also a call to action to actively support them. Together, we can build back stronger. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, local contractors AND you.

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

Ways to Get Involved

For Small Businesses

Become a #DCSmallBizMonth Partner

Submit your event to the Small Business Week Calendar

Check out DCSmallBizHelp, an online tool where small businesses can find the help they need

For Residents

Patronize a local business!

Tweet your support for small businesses throughout #DCSmallBizMonth

Attend one of the many small business events

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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