One-On-One Business Development Sessions

 DCRA’s Small Business Resource Center Presents

One-on-One Sessions:

Basic Steps to Obtaining a Business License


  • Need help with understanding the Corporations registration process?
  • Are you an LLC and never applied for a business license?
  • Need help with understanding the eight (8) corporation registration structures?
  • Don't understand which of the 165 basic business license categories to pick from?
  • Want one-on-one assistance with the corporations and business license application process?


During this session, the DCRA's Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) staff will provide one-on-one assistance with navigating through the regulatory process. You will gain in-depth knowledge of registering your organization (i.e., Limited Liability Company, Corporations, Non-Profit, etc.) with the Corporations Division and of the basic steps to obtaining a business license. Additionally, you will receive assistance with the zoning application process (i.e., Certificate of Occupancy and/or Home Occupancy Permit). This opportunity is geared towards future and current business owners looking to conduct business in the District of Columbia.


To register, visit: http://bizdc.ecenterdirect.com/Welcome.action 

Sessions available Monday through Thursday by appointment only.

If you need further assistance with registering please call (202) 442-4538 or email Claudia.Herrera@dc.gov.