2021 DC BizChat Series

DC Biz Chats

The BizChat series is WDCEP’s signature workshop series that supports DC-based businesses by providing expert advice, resources and practical solutions.

Our workshop series is centered around specialized topics designed to help businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and delivered by thought leaders and local business owners. The workshop series is sponsored by Capital One and hosted by WDCEP in partnership with various business support organizations in DC.




    Creating & Using Financial Projections To Guide Your Business Growth

    DATE: Wednesday, February 24
    TIME: 2:00 pm EST
    LOCATION: Online – register for link

    Creating financial projections are vital to the success of your business. Your financial projections serve as a road map, showing you in detail how you will get from where you are today (Point A) to where you want to be tomorrow (Point B). This webinar will explore the steps to take to create financial projections that you can use to strategically grow your business defining your sales goals, building out your direct and indirect costs, and examining your cash flow to determine if and when financing is needed.

    Download Slides and Worksheet Here.



    Manny Cosme

    Manny Cosme, CEO and President, CFO Services Group
    LinkedIn | Facebook | Website



    DC Biz Chat 1 Partners

    Growing Your E-commerce Business Through Customer Engagement

    DATE: Wednesday, April 21
    TIME: 1:00 pm ET
    LOCATION: Online – register for link

    If you’re looking to reach new customers and strengthen their loyalty, then you’re in the right place! One key aspect to building a successful e-commerce business is to effectively integrate customer engagement in every step of their journey with you. Join us for our upcoming DC Biz Chat to hear from local women-owned businesses that have implemented successful customer engagement strategies to drive their business growth. You’ll learn:

    • How to effectively engage and communicate with your customers
    • Practical tools and techniques to optimize your business
    • Lessons on building your business’ voice and identity


    Libby Rasmussen
    Libby Rasmussen, Social Media Director, LibbyLivingColorfully
    Instagram | Facebook | Website



    Danuelle, Co-Founder, Grounded Plants
    Instagram | Facebook | Website


    Mignon, Co-Founder, Grounded Plants
    Instagram | Facebook | Website


    Sunyatta Amen
    Dr. Sunyatta Amen, Founder, Calabash
    Instagram | Facebook | Website



    Women's Business Center

    Using Contracting Opportunities to Grow Your Business

    DATE: Wednesday, June 16
    TIME: 10:00 am ET
    LOCATION: Online

    Contracting with the local and federal government can create new avenues of growth for your business. This webinar will outline the benefits of being a government contractor, how to find relevant procurement opportunities, and explore local resources available to jump start the process. You’ll learn:

    • The processes to follow in pursuing contracting opportunities
    • Common mistakes to avoid in working with the government
    • How to utilize certifications programs such as the District’s “CBE” to enhance your proposal


    Angela Franco
    Angela Franco, President, DC Chamber of Commerce
    Contact | Website



    Melissa Resil
    Melissa Resil, Business Certification Manager, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)
    Contact | Website


    Robert DuHart, Sr
    Robert G. DuHart, Sr., Business Opportunity Specialist, Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Contact | Website


    Milton Goodman
    Milton Goodman, Manager, DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DC PTAC)
    Contact | Website




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