Washington, D.C. Small Business Owner Highlight

One D.C. entrepreneur made the rare decision to forfeit her high-paying career at a law firm and embrace her creative side by going into the kitchen and whipping up cake pops. That daring leap led Yael Krigman to open the area’s first-ever store dedicated to cake pops, a cakepoppery called Baked by Yael.

As a buttoned-up law firm associate, Krigman’s desire for a more lighthearted work environment began when she started a tradition known as “Monday Treats,” where she would bring in baked goods she made from scratch to counteract the doldrums of her office environment.

Washington, D.C. Events

Wed, 05/08/2019 (All day) | 8:30AM

On May 8, Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer will participate in a panel at "Strictly Business: An FTC Forum on Small Business Financing." The forum will examine trends and consumer protection issues in this marketplace, including the recent proliferation of online loans and al

Other | Washington, DC
Thu, 05/16/2019 (All day) | 9 am to 4 pm

Small Business Majority is partnering with the DC Small Business Development Center and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition to present the 2019 DCSBDC Spring Summit: Preparing for Success, Building Wealth Through Your Business.

Summit | Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. Policy

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Attachment: PDF icon SBM-Testimony-DC-Healthcare-Bill.pdf

LaJuanna Russell, founder and president of Business Management Associates, Inc. (BMA) and the Chair of the Board of Directors and a member of the Small Business Council for Small Business Majority testified on November 7, 2018 before the District of Columbia City Council on measures being considered to improve healthcare marketplaces in D.C.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the full testimony

Erik Rettig, Mid-Atlantic Director for Small Business Majority, testified on October 10, 2017 in support of implementation of Washington, D.C.'s paid family leave legislation. The law establishes a paid leave system that provides up to eight weeks of paid family and medical leave to allow employees to care for a newborn baby, six to provide care for a family member or two to recuperate themselves from a serious illness. The testimony explained how implementing this law will benefit, not burden, small businesses.