This page lists the most Frequently Asked Questions by our clients.
Q) Are you the SBA (Small Business Administration)?
A) We are a resource partner of the SBA providing training, business counseling, access to capital and facilities rentals to assist small business owners.
Q) Do you write business plans?
A) No, we provide training and business counseling to assist you in writing your own business plans.
Q) Can men attend the Women’s Business Center Classes?
A) Yes! The Women’s Business Center provides assistance to all new small businesses established within the last two years.
Q) Do you have life coaches/mentors?
A) We provide business counseling services on specific business topics. Those seeking coaches/mentors should contact DC SCORE for further assistance.
Q) Do you accept walk-in clients?
A) Unfortunately no, due to high volume of client workload our staff is unable to accept walk-ins. If you would like to schedule an appointment regarding business counseling, room rentals, or anything else, please refer to the Contact Us section.
Q) I am having trouble registering for a class, where can I go for help?
A) Inquiries regarding class registration can be directed to Sheina@cbponline.org
Q) I need a loan or a grant for my business. Where do I go?
A) We offer an “Options for Funding” class that will provide you with many resources. For financial counseling or small business funding contact Karlene@cbponline.org
Q) How do I get certified as an 8a, minority, disabled person, women, or veteran owned business?
A) We offer classes on the many small business certifications, please check the training schedule or contact mail to: Charles@cbponline.org
Q) Do I have to attend orientation to receive business counseling?
A) Our orientation is highly recommended as it provides you with an overview of all of our services as well as what resources and business counselors we have to best suit your needs. Click here to register
Q) I took a class over 2 years ago; do I have to take it again?
A) In today’s every changing business climate it is highly recommended that you stay up to date on current business standards and practices.