Thanks to a partnership designed to get entrepreneurs comfortable with technology, LEDC has announced a new initiative with the DC's Office of the Chief Technology Officer to connect DC-based small businesses with digital literacy education.
"We are thrilled to partner with OCTO for the first time to equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to succeed in a digital world,” said Manny Hidalgo, LEDC Executive Director. “They will use technology to stay in touch with their customers, manage finances, create company websites and much more. It's exciting to see how technology can remove barriers that entrepreneurs face and help create a better future for their families and communities."
The small business support activities provided by LEDC are intended to empower start-up and established small businesses for the purpose of increasing broadband access and digital inclusion in the District. LEDC will deliver a training program that integrates the District’s small business community into the technology revolution, with small businesses demonstrating use of technology by starting broadband subscriptions. LEDC is also providing technical assistance, hardware and software, and Internet connectivity.