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+202.483.4986

 

2604 Georgia Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001

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TDawes@dcch.org

PRIMARY CONTACT

Tom Dawes
Business Development Director

EMAIL

TDawes@dcch.org

Development Corporation of Columbia Heights

The Development Corporation of Columbia Heights (DCCH) is a private, nonprofit community development corporation whose purpose is to further the economic development of the Washington, D.C. area, particularly the Columbia Heights and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods. DCCH’s Business Development Division offers support services and technical assistance designed to expand the capacities of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OFFERED

Business Concept

Start-up feasibility analysis

Business Plan

Business plan development
Business start-up information
Business operations and management

Licensing

Small business certifications
Business licensing and registration assistance
DCRA – regulatory

Budget, Financing & Lending

Access to capital
Accounting and financial planning
Booking keeping assistance

Contract & Procurement

Federal and local government certification

Marketing

Market research
Business development
Customer service

Real Estate & Façade

Real estate and leasing
Storefront improvement
Property improvements
Site location assistance
Storefront improvement
Real estate issues

Financing

Access to capital
Financial forecasting
Cash flow analysis
Grant writing assistance
Great Streets grant assistance

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning

LOCATIONS HELPED

Ward 1

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Individualized one-on-one consulting

Real estate acquisition and development