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Nearly all groups of entrepreneurs of color experienced significant growth in the number of their firms from 2007 to 2012, but for many sales declined, Algernon Austin found in his recent report, “The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap among Firms Is Costing the U.S. Billions.”

Helping entrepreneurs of color grow their businesses is essential to building their communities and

Join tenants at 1320 Nicholson St NW in their fight for fairness!

In 2013, their landlord, Michael Lesesne, raised the tenants’ rents by hundreds of dollars each month. The tenants objected to the rent increase and the judge ruled in their favor. However, Mr. Lesesne refuses to comply with the court order to return the money and reduce the tenants’ rents. Meanwhile, he also neglects basic


LEDC offers a variety of trainings, workshops and events to help you purchase your first home, start or expand your small business, preserve the affordability of your home and save your home from foreclosure. Click on the following link to register for EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

THE 9TH ANNUAL TENANT TOWN HALL MEETING: May 7th, 2016 at 11 am - 2 pm at All Souls Church (1500 Harvard St NW) Columbia Heights Metro (Green & Yellow) or S buses.

11 am - 12 pm: Workshops! From Tenant Rights 101 to Recruiting a Board of Director and MORE.

12 pm - 2 pm: Join us in holding elected officials accountable in the fight to STRENGTHEN RENT CONTROL and FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING!





Whether you’re a small business, a supporter, or an organization providing assistance to small business, you can join in the week’s coordinated activities! Check out the activities above to learn more.






Small Business City Tour

 

DSLBD will celebrate Small Business Week across the District by visiting small businesses in all 8 Wards throughout the week.

 

Monday, May 2

 

DC Small Biz