The Department of Small and Local Business Development

Report
Agency Overview
Department of Small and Local Business
Development
Agency Mission
The Department of Small and Local Business Development
(DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and
retention of District-based businesses, and promotes economic
development throughout the District’s commercial districts.
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Agency Vision
OUR VISION
DSLBD envisions a business environment in which:
1) DC businesses are connected in real-time with local, federal,
and global business opportunities;
2) Small businesses can navigate government quickly,
confidently, and effectively; and,
3) Every entrepreneur and small business with a great idea and
a great plan has the capital to make it happen.
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PROGRAMMATIC STRUCTURE
DSLBD
Small Business
Development
Programs
ConnecTech
PTAC
ExportDC
Partners
CBE Specific
Programs
Certification
Retail
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Compliance
Opportunities
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
DEVELOPMENT
Small Business
Development
Programs
Access to
Capital
Programs
Procurement
Technical
Assistance
Retail Business
Development
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Technology &
Innovation
Development
Trade and
Export
Promotion
FastTracDC
FastTrac® DC
FastTrac DC is an innovative partnership between DSLBD
and Kauffman FastTrac designed to help DC-based
entrepreneurs develop the skills and networks needed to
create, manage, and grow successful businesses.
The Curriculum
Three FastTrac training programs are available through
FastTrac DC: NewVenture - designed specifically for the
early stages of business development, GrowthVenture provides the tools and support to carefully review and
evaluate important aspects of an existing business; and
TechVenture - provides the technology entrepreneur with
the skills to start, operate, fund, and grow a technology or
life-sciences business.
Partners:
• DC Women's Business Center
• Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF)
• Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
• DC Chamber of Commerce Foundation
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Get Your Business Online
Get Your Business Online
The Get Your Business Online program is partnership with
global technology company Google, Inc. and is designed to
increase the web presence of DC’s local companies to
support their growth and development.
Free Website for One Year
Small businesses can pick from hundreds of professionally
designed templates and customize to begin building their
free website. To help small businesses get off to right start,
free online chat support is available for the first 30 days.
Better Reach, More Profit for D.C. Small Businesses
Small Businesses will receive
• Business listing on Google
• Customized domain name
• Free hosting for an entire year
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Johannesburg
Local Business Development
Retail Business Development Programs
– Streetscape Loan Relief Fund –
– DC Main Streets –
– Business Improvement Districts –
– Storefront Improvement Programs (SIPs) –
– Clean Team Services –
– Small Business Assistance Services –
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DC Main Streets
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
14 & U Main Street Initiative (2002)
14th Street Heights (200)
Adams Morgan Main Street
Main Street Anacostia
Barracks Row Main Street (2002)
Historic Brookland Main Street
Congress Heights Main Street (2008)
Deanwood Heights Main Streets, Inc.
(2008)
Historic Dupont Circle Main Street (2003)
Gateway Georgia Avenue Main Street
H Street Main Street (2003)
Mount Pleasant Main Street
North Capitol Main Street (2002 & 2008)
Shaw Main Streets (2002)
* Note: Data provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Does not include Vinegar Hill South Main Street, which was funded but did not achieve accreditation by the Historic Trust.
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2011
Business Improvement Districts
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are commercial areas of the District that collect a
"self tax" from property owners to provide services and programs to the entire BID. These
programs address cleanliness, maintenance, safety, promotion, economic development,
and other collective business issues in their coverage areas.
 8 BIDs throughout the District (1
planned BID in Anacostia)
 Covered 280+ blockfaces with services
 Spend over $22 million improving the
city
 Collected 5,000+ tons of garbage
annually
 Planted 300 new trees
 83 million square feet of office with an
additional 22 million planned
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Johannesburg
Local Business Development
PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
– Procurement Technical Assistance Center–
– “HUBDC”–
– Bid Matching Services–
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DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
(PTAC)
 Re-Launched in 2013. Grant partnership with
the US. Department of Defense.
 The District of Columbia Procurement Technical
Assistance Center (DC-PTAC) provides eligible
entities with specialized and professional
technical assistance to individuals and businesses
seeking contracting and subcontracting
opportunities with the Department of Defense,
other federal agencies, and/or state and local
governments.
 PTACs are the bridge between buyer and
supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of
both government contracting and the capabilities
of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to
our government with better quality and at lower
costs.
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Johannesburg
Local Business Development
CONNECTECH
– Technology and Innovation –
– Small Business Research and Innovation Program–
– Small Business Technology Transfer Program–
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ConnecTech
 Launched in 2013 at Bioscan company in Ward 3. Grant
partnership with the US. Small Business Administration
 ConnecTech is designed to assist small, Districtbased technology firms with connecting to
technology opportunities. The signature initiative of
ConnecTech is an effort, funded in partnership with
the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to
assist small businesses with completing for federal
commercialization opportunities through the Small
Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
programs.
 The District ranks in the bottom 3rd among state
jurisdictions in the number and dollar amount of
received SBIR/STTR awards. ConnecTech aims to
bring these tech opportunities to the District.
 ConnecTech is intended for small, District-based
technology companies.
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SMALL BUSINESS
TRADE & EXPORT PROMOTION
Agency
March 6,Overview
2013
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Trade & Export Promotion
In February 2012, DSLBD launched ExportDC, the city’s first major export development and trade
promotion program for D.C. small businesses. The program’s specific outcomes include increasing the
number of DC businesses that do business overseas, and opening a number of new markets for DC
businesses.
Canada
Washington, D.C.
China
Singapore
South Africa
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CERTIFIED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (CBE)
PROGRAM
Agency
March 6,Overview
2013
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Businesses may be certified in any of the following categories; however, only a maximum of 12
points that can be applied toward any contract award. In evaluating requests for bids (RFB),
contracting personnel apply a percentage reduction in price according to CBE designation. In
evaluating requests for proposals (RFP), contracting personnel apply points to proposal
evaluations according to CBE designation. DSLBD also certifies joint ventures, and vendors in
the CBE Certification Program.
Certification Categories
Preference
# of CBEs
% of CBEs by Category
(as of 8/15/2012)
(as of 8/15/2012)
2 or 2%
1101
100%
Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
3 or 3%
1042
95%
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
(DBE)
2 or 2%
596
54%
Resident Owned Business (ROB)
5 or 5%
548
50%
Development Zone Enterprise (DZE)
2 or 2%
632
57%
Longtime Resident Business (LRB)
5 or 10%
83
8%
Veteran Owned Business (VOB)
2 or 0%
40
4%
Local Manufacturing Business (LMB)
2 or 0%
1
0%
Local Business Enterprise (LBE)
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CBE Demographics
PERCENT OF CERTIFIED BUSINESS
ENTERPRISES BY WARD*
The Business Certification Division
evaluates businesses headquartered in
the District to determine eligibility to
Ward 4
12%
become a Certified Business Enterprise
(CBE).
Ward 3
7%
The DC Government directs spending
Ward 1
6%
to CBEs, which in turn, supports and
contributes to job creation and the city
BY QUADRANT*
tax base, strengthening the local
15%
economy.
Ward 2
31%
2%
Ward 5
17%
Ward 6
11%
Ward 7
7%
23%
The CBE Program provides
contracting preference for local
61%
Ward 8
9%
businesses so they can better compete
in contract and procurement
NE
NW
SE
opportunities with DC Government.
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SW
* As of 8/15/2012
Local Business Definition
Principal office physically located in the District;
Chief executive officer and highest level managerial employees maintain
their offices and perform their managerial functions in the District;
Meets one of the four following standards:
• More than 50% of the assets, excluding bank accounts, are located
in the District;
• More than 50% of the employees are residents of the District;
• The owners of more than 50% of the business enterprise are residents
of the District; or
• More than 50% of the total sales or other revenues are derived from
transactions in the District
Is properly licensed under DC law; and
Is subject to tax under DC law (Chapter 18 of Title 47)
Site visits are conducted within the Washington Metropolitan area to verify
that the firm meets the local business enterprise definition.
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Business Certification Process
Step 1:
PreCertification
Orientation
Step 2:
Application
Submission
Step 5:
DSLBD
Determination
Step 4:
Site Visit
(if applicable)
Step 3:
DSLBD
Analyst
Review
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Compliance and Enforcement
ONLINE COMPLIANCE DATABASE
 DIRECT ACCESS
 Accessible to
Government Agencies,
Private Contractors,
and CBEs
 PERFORMANCE
 Allows DSLBD to
proactively monitor
and report CBE
compliance
performance
 COLLABORATION
 Enhances collaboration
between all CBE
program stakeholders
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CBE Business Development
 District Agencies had an FY12 CBE
spending goals of $240 million.
Compliance data has a direct
correlation to DSLBD capacity
building and business development
programming .
CBEs By 3-Year Average Revenue
(FY2012)
$1 million and
above
450
400
350
 The FY12 average revenue of a CSBE
is $1.9 million.
300
$100k - $500k
$15k and below
228
252
250
# CBEs 200
 The range of revenue for CBEs is from
$0-500 million
150
100
50
 95 percent of CBEs certified as
“small”
385
$500k - $1 million
$15k - $50k
$50k - $100k
109
60 67
0
-5%
-50
0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
45%
% CBE Total
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Questions & Answers
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