WDCEP Overview | Entrepreneur Road Map | WDCEP

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The Washington, DC Economic Partnership can provide several services to those looking to open or expand their business in Washington, DC. Services range from site location assistance (finding you a location for your business), market research (e.g. demographics, development trends) and educational seminars.

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WDCEP Overview | Entrepreneur Road Map | WDCEP

  1. 1. Starting and Growing your Business in DC
  2. 2. Keith Sellars President and CEO Washington, DC Economic Partnership
  3. 3. Frank Ciatto Partner, Venable LLP
  4. 4. It is the mission of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership a 501(c)(3) organization to promote business opportunities throughout the District of Columbia and to contribute to business retention and attraction activities.
  5. 5. It is the mission of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership a 501(c)(3) organization to promote business opportunities throughout the District of Columbia and to contribute to business retention and attraction activities. Promoting DC’s Neighborhoods Business attraction & site location Retention assistance Economic Development Research
  6. 6. Site Location Assistance
  7. 7. Publications
  8. 8. Doing Business 2.0 Development Showcase
  9. 9. Business Development | DCDB
  10. 10. AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service • The AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service (AccelerateDC VMS) is an initiative of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership that offers a free and confidential service for technology-based businesses in the DC area. Based off of the highly successful model of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, AccelerateDC VMS uses a team-based approach to mentoring where entrepreneurs are paired with a team of 4-5 experienced volunteer mentors who offer a wealth of knowledge, entrepreneurial business experience, and extensive networks to young entrepreneurs. • Through their expert advice, guidance and connections, mentors can boost the chances of a startup’s success by motivating and mentoring founders during hard times and steering them through challenges and risks. Mentor guidance may be given across a broad range of business activities, including: how to perfect products and services, identify new markets, explore intellectual property options, resolve founder issues, and much more.
  11. 11. Internal Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2/20/09
  12. 12. ICSC Successes Since 2001 • 80 retailers & restaurants opened in DC • 1.3 M sq. ft.
  13. 13. Business Attraction | 2/20/09
  14. 14. Learn more at wdcep.com
  15. 15. Starting and Growing your Business in DC
  16. 16. • When: Wednesday February 11, 2014 • What: Business Registration and Licensing • Who: Eric Rogers, Administrator Business and Professional Licensing Administration Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs • Where: Venable, LPP

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