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SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
@ CENTER FOR URBAN PROGRESS

ABOUT US

The Small Business Development Division is part of the Howard University Center for Urban Progress (CUP). In partnership with DC agencies, local universities and community development organizations, CUP’s Small Business Development Division, provides free one-on-one counseling, management advice, business planning, and technical assistance to small businesses in all stages of development. The Center has skilled business counselors to provide direction to nascent entrepreneurs as they get started in business and guidance to existing businesses as they seek to grow their businesses and develop and implement growth strategies.

The Small Business Development Division at CUP seeks to equip clients with the tools necessary to make the products/services offered by their businesses relevant in today’s market and to set the stage for sustained business development, expansion and growth. Services are provided to entrepreneurs in the Washington Metropolitan Area interested in establishing or expanding a small business. We are conveniently located in the District’s Frank Reeves Municipal Center at the corner of 14th & U Streets, Washington D.C. (see contact us for details).

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OUR SERVICES

Services provided are confidential and include business plan development and assessment, market research, strategic planning, feasibility analysis, sales forecasts, loan packaging, record keeping, cash flow assistance, financial statement review and problem solving. Government contracting and procurement assistance (selling to the Government) is also provided to small, minority-owned and/or other disadvantaged enterprises seeking certification through various minority business development programs at the local and federal government levels. The Center’s business counselors provide hands-on assistance with the CBE, 8(a), SDB and HubZone Certification processes.

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USEFUL RESOURCES FOR NEW AND EXISTING BUSINESSES

US Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
 

DC Small Business Development Center Network

www.dcsbdc.org
 
DC Business Resource Center
www.brc.dc.gov
 
Washington, DC Economic Partnership
www.dcmarketingcenter.com
 
Department of Employment Services (DOES)
www.does.dc.gov
 

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

www.dcra.dc.gov
 
DC Department of Small and Local Business Development 
www.olbd.dc.gov
 
Department of Contracting and Procurement
www.ocp.dc.gov
 
Dun & Bradstreet
www.dnb.com
 
Business Plans
www.bplans.com
 
Business Statistics
www.bizstats.com

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CONTACT US

Saheed Akinkuolie
Program Director
Small Business Development Division

Howard University Center for Urban Progress
2000 14th Street NW, Ste. 330
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 865-8573
Fax: (202) 232-6751
sakinkuolie@howard.edu


 

Center for Urban Progress o HU Research Building 1, 1840 Seventh Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20001- 3108
Phone (202) 865-8572 o Fax (202) 232-6751 o hucup@howard.edu