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Business in DC
Apply for a Small Office Home Office Loan (SOHO)
- Start or grow your business with this business startup loan
Downtown Business Improvement District (BID)/Safety Alliance Meeting
, Property managers can meet and express concerns.
Downtown Business Improvement District (BID)/Safety Alliance
, For security managers of properties within the Downtown BID
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Start a Business in DC
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Finance a Business in DC
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Do Business with DC Government
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Contact the Business Resource Center
Find out who to call for your business needs.
Apply for a Business License
Certain District businesses must have a Basic Business License.
Fulfill Annual Business Requirements
Track key events to keep your business in good standing with the District.
Learn about Business Improvement Districts
Business owners organize BIDs to enhance the economic vitality of commercial areas.
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Small Business Resource Center (SBRC)
provides DC entrepreneurs with training, workshops, and computer software that help their businesses become successes.
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