Washington, DC Economic Partnership Presents: Doing Business in Washington, DC

A Free & Comprehensive Resource for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Contact: Crystal Wright
Baker Wright Group

August 3, 2007

Washington, D.C.—Navigating through the process necessary to start, expand or relocate your business in the District of Columbia can be a major feat for novice and experienced small businesses.

For some, lack of understanding regarding regulatory, permitting and taxing requirements can result in thousands of dollars of operational losses, fines and penalties, or the inability to start a business venture. The Washington, DC Economic Partnership recognizes this, and has put together a free and comprehensive resource guide that can help better inform and advise businesses of the steps necessary for successful operations. This 96-page Doing Business in Washington, DC guide book was developed to assist entrepreneurs, start-up and existing businesses and business service providers.

The book release, which will include presentations and remarks from Kwame Brown, Councilmember at Large; Erik Moses, Director of the Department of Small & Local Business Development; and 2007 Guide sponsors, will provide valuable insight into the small-business priorities of the new administration as well as an excellent forum for networking. Additionally, the free guide will be available for distribution on this day as well. The press conference and book release event, is scheduled to be held Wednesday, August 22, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.

To RSVP for this event, please visit the WDCEP’s website, www.wdcep.com or email, Natalie Cofield, Manager Business Development, WDCEP, at ncofield@wdcep.com.


  • Doing Business in DC Guide Book Release


  • Wednesday, August 22, 2007
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.


  • Washington, DC Economic Partnership
  • 1495 F Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20004


  • The Honorable Kwame Brown, Councilmember – At-Large (Chair of Committee on Economic Development)
  • Erik A. Moses, Director Department of Small & Local Business Development
  • With Additional Presentations from 2007 Guide Sponsors


  • Council Members, Business Community and Business Service Providers


The WDCEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public/private partnership dedicated to promoting business opportunities throughout DC and contributing to business retention and attraction activities. For more information visit www.wdcep.com/about.

Posted Under: Press Releases