Success Stories

I would not have been able to open my business if it wasn’t for the DCRA staff who took the time to answer my questions and walk me through the licensing process.

As a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of gourmet, all natural-fruit, artisan Mexican frozen ice pops, it was an amazing feeling when I had the pleasure of serving my first customers, an excited little girl holding her Mom’s hand.

Opening a business in the District of Columbia offers remarkable business opportunities. As an owner operator in the Nation’s Capital, I feel that I am closer to reach my full potential – both professionally and personally.

It was important for me as an aspiring entrepreneur to believe that opening a business was possible, never hesitate to ask questions and most importantly to know that mistakes will happen - but keep trying and never give up.

Customer Tips

“DCRA’s Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) continues to assist me with getting critical regulatory information, guidance and support in a vast array of areas (including zoning and licensing) – all which has enabled my business to become a growing business in the Nation’s Capital!”