Let’s Scale

“Let’s Scale” is a seminar for business owners who are looking for opportunities to grow and begin the next phase of their businesses. Topics will include identifying processes and procedures, how to outsource for essential company functions (human resources, chief financial officer, etc.) and government contracting.



Cost: $20

Time:   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor Auditorium




Small Business Working Group, hosted by DC Women's Business Center

The DC WBC will be hosting the Working Group at NCRC's National Conference. The Small Business Working Group will feature workshops designed for aspiring or existing small business owners. Session topics include business planning, strategy and organizational management, continuous improvement, business expansion, government contracting, and financial education. This series is ideal for start-ups, experienced entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders.


Students and interns can attend the DC WBC Small Business Working Group at a discounted rate!

Scholarships are available and encouraged for the Small Business Working Group. You may request a scholarship by emailing us at


More about the conference:

NCRC’s conference is one of the largest national gatherings of community non-profits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, media and academia – all focused on how we can work together to create a more just economy. We will be offering a broad selection of exciting, cutting-edge sessions and plenaries on access to credit, capital and banking services; housing; organizing; policy advocacy; workforce and community development; and business development. The foremost experts and advocates will be on hand to share new developments, strategies, and innovative ideas.



Cost: $25 - $125

Time:   9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20009



Upcoming Trainings

Social Responsibility Events

A series of events hosted by or in partnership with non-profits for the purposes of introduction to social responsibility and making an impact. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with decision makers, learn how to select organizations to support, and how to make an impact.


Schedule: March 2018

Location: Community Events



Let’s Excel

A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners where business owners meet to discuss strategies and learn how to navigate federal government contracting. Women will learn the application process for WOSB certification and how to write a strategic plan that includes a capture management strategy that can be used repeatedly to identify how to procure contracts with varying agencies within the federal government.


Schedule: April 2018, July 2018, August 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices





Let’s Push

A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners to provide a basic overview of the lending packaging process. Participants will learn the fundamentals of securing credit and capital and applying for a microloan. This course will prepare women entrepreneurs to gain access to capital to grow their businesses.


Schedule: April 2018, July 2018, September 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices





Let’s Pitch

A combination of pitch party and networking event where clients who are currently in business submit an application to pitch their product to an audience of women and a 3 member guest panel. How it works: Pitchers will have 3 minutes to pitch their products and/or services to a panel of judges and receive immediate feedback. One business will be declared the winner and awarded a scholarship to attend the NCRC Annual Conference, Small Business Speaker Series. After the pitch portion of the evening, participants and spectators will enjoy a networking mixer.


Schedule: March 2018, June 2018, September 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices





Woman Owned Small Business Certification Working Group (WOSB)

The “Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Working Group Program is a two day training course where an SBA expert assists the participants with the process of becoming certified for federal government contracting as a WOSB. In addition, a portion of the course will focus on how federal government contracting works by reviewing requests for proposals, business development and capture management strategies by the DC WBC.


Schedule: March 2018, June 2018, September 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices





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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration