Assistance for Small Business

Many government agencies and nonprofits can help your small business for free or at little cost.

District of Columbia

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation Business Development Center — AEDC

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development – DSLBD

DDOT Office of Civil Right Rights DBE Supportive Services Program

DC Small Business Development Center Network — DC SBDC

DC Bar Pro Bono CED Project Small Business Assistance

Latino Economic Development Center — LEDC

Washington Area Community Investment Fund — WACIF

These programs help you pursue direct Federal procurement opportunities:

DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center — DCPTAC

SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office — WMADO

DC Minority Business Enterprise Center — DC MBEC

DC Women’s Business Center — DCWBC

Maryland

Baltimore City Minority & Women-Owned Business Development – MWBD

Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center — SBRC

Baltimore County Small Business Loan Fund — SBLF

Small Business Counseling at Baltimore County branch libraries — BCPL

Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs – GOMA

Maryland Small Business Development Center Network ( MD SBDC)​ Corridor Region

Maryland Capital Enterprises — MCE

Maryland Small Business Resource Center — SBRC

Minority Business Center, Baltimore – MBDA

Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia WBC NoVA

These programs help you pursue direct Federal procurement opportunities:

SBA:  Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are served by the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office ( WMADO); other areas by the Baltimore Area District Office (BADO).

Maryland Women’s Business Development Center – MD WBDC

Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program — MD PTAP

Virginia

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority — FCEDA

Virginia Small Business Development Center — Alexandria

Virginia Small Business Development Center — Fairfax

Virginia Small Business Development Center — Springfield

The VDOT Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center provides DBE Supportive Services

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority — VSBFA

Virginia Department of Business Assistance Business One Stop 

These programs help you pursue direct Federal procurement opportunities:

Procurement Technical Assistance Program of Northern Virginia – PTAC NoVA

SBA:  Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church are served by the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office — WMADO; other counties by the Richmond District Office.

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