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Regulatory Support

Resources to help small and new businesses navigate the regulatory requirements of operating in the District.

DC Business Center: This site helps streamline and personalize the interactions professionals and business owners have with DC’s regulatory and support agencies, making it easier for entrepreneurs to start, grow, and maintain local businesses.

Small Business Resource Center: A team at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) that provides direct training and consultation services for small businesses on regulatory processes and issues.

4 Steps to Obtaining a Basic Business License: English, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese

Business Tax Service Center: The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) manages this gateway for the services and information that business taxpayers will need to comply with the District's tax laws.

Get Certified as a CBE: By becoming a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE), you will receive preference in procurement opportunities offered by the District of Columbia. The CBE program is administered by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.