DC Biz Chat

A monthly speaker series that supports small businesses and entrepreneurs in Washington, DC

An integral component of WDCEP’s mission to actively position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in Washington, DC.

DC Biz Chat Monthly Speaker Series is a program of the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) to support its small business and entrepreneurship initiative.

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An asset for both start-ups and existing businesses, Washington, DC entrepreneurs and business owners will gain access to industry leaders in the city and have the opportunity to network with panelists and other attendees.

In partnership with the Small Business Administration, Venable LLP, and Capital One Bank, DC Biz Chat is aimed at educating future and current business owners on the best practices for conducting business in the District of Columbia and offers in-person guidance on how to start, expand, and marketing your DC business via a qualified speaker panel.

 

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2017 Series CalendarTopic
February 28AUDIT PROTECTION: Small Business Bookkeeping and Taxes
March 23FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS
May 18FINDING OFFICE SPACE
June 14PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS
July 12GROWING YOUR TEAM
August 23BUSINESS REGISTRATION, LICENSING, AND CBE CERTIFICATIONS
September 21DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT
October 19MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
November 29STARTING A NON-PROFIT
December 13STARTING A FRANCHISE

News

Panel of DC Pros Discuss Marketing Best Practices

November 7 On Wednesday, November 2, local entrepreneurs gathered at the Venable, LLP offices to participate in an

Experts Advise How to Protect Small Businesses Against Risk

At WDCEP’s July installment of Entrepreneur Road Map, panelists briefed guests on how to protect their small businesses from the unexpected.

Panel Talks Finding Talent and Labor Laws for Small Businesses

At this Entrepreneur Road Map, we delved deep into chapter six of our DC Doing Business Guide, focusing on considerations for small business owners when hiring employees.