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The Washington, DC Women's Business Center (DCWBC) is a business development organization that serves women entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC Capitol Region. The DC WBC is managed by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). The DC WBC provides training and consulting to assist in the growth of women-owned businesses in federal procurement and credit opportunities.
The DC WBC is funded in part by the Small business Administration (SBA) to provide training and counseling to women entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged.
NCRC launched its Washington, DC Women’s Business Center in March 2010. Since that time, our clients have been able to start 174 businesses, create over 220 sustainable jobs, secure $2,119,062 in capital, and achieve over $4,077,904 in contract awards. In recognition of our work in May 2015, the DC WBC was honored by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO) with the Women’s Business Center Excellence Award for our excellence and innovation in assisting women entrepreneurs by providing a wide variety of training and coaching.
Chief of Equity and Inclusion
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Cynthia D. Washington
Washington Concepts, Inc.
Aisha Bond, Esq
North Capital Main Street, Org.
Davis & Steele
Beatrice Key, CPA
Key & Associates, CPA
The DC WBC provides services through one-on-one counseling and training services utilizing our 4 “E” Strategy: Entrepreneurship, Engagement, Empowerment and Exposure to provide wrap around services that encompass the total needs of our clients. Entrepreneurship focuses on teaching business principles, Engagement focuses on getting to know the client and helping to create an achievable goal plan, Empowerment focuses on growing the women’s small business community by providing support systems and networks for women to lean on as they pursue their business goals and Exposure where the DC WBC offers opportunities to sell their products and services to the public and government buyers.