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3rd Annual POWERUP DC National Small Business Week Forum

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Movin' Your Business Forward: Start, Grow and Prosper


The 3rd Annual POWERUP DC National Small Business Week Forum is designed to provide small businesses and non-profits with information, tools, resources and services to support their startup and growth into prospering enterprises. The forum will focus specifically on one of the greatest needs of entrepreneurs, access to capital to start, grow and prosper. It will also focus on procurement opportunities in both the private and government sectors, certification and licensing, emerging industries, business trends as well as funding and capacity-building for non-profit entities. Additionally, participants will learn about the benefits of the ACA and health insurance options through DC Health Link, the District's online health insurance marketplace.

Small businesses are major contributors to the strength of the American economy. Every year they employ more than half the private work force nationally, create new jobs, and drive a majority of American innovations as well as increase U.S. competitiveness. The small businesses of Washington, DC are no exception and it is important to support their growth and to help them in turn to support their employees. "POWERUP DC" is an initiative developed to support small business by providing various business resources and networking opportunities through a range of cutting edge business seminars, special events and focused presentations from government and private sector representatives on the latest business trends and opportunities.

May 1, 2018

Tuesday | 8:00am - 1:30pm | Add to Calendar

Fairmont Hotel

2401 M Street, NW (Georgetown)
Washington, DC 20037 | Get Directions

Small Business Braintrust Participating Partners

  • U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • DC Small Business Development Center Network Howard University
  • DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs' Small Business Resource Center Business and Professional Licensing Administration
  • Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development
  • DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • Washington DC Economic Partnership
  • Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation
  • Downtown DC Business Improvement District
  • Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)
  • DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB)
  • Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS)
  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
  • University of the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center