Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–218.66. Services to certified business enterprise.

(a) The Department shall provide the following services to certified business enterprises:

(1) Specialized programs to assist certified business enterprises in securing capital and repairing damaged credit;

(2) Informational seminars on securing credit and loans; and

(3) Access to non-traditional financing sources, as well as traditional lending sources.

(b) The Department shall:

(1) Develop a catalog of on-line survival and growth tools and resources that certified business enterprises can access through the Internet or other organizations;

(2) Enter into a memorandum of understanding with a third-party vendor to provide expert consulting and education to assist certified businesses enterprises at risk of failure, including certified business enterprises that are considering filing for bankruptcy;

(3) Develop a formal listing of financing options for business enterprises;

(4) Deliver services that assist workers who become unemployed due to economic fluctuations to begin new businesses; and

(5) Enter into a memorandum of understanding with a third-party vendor to provide one-on-one counseling with potential borrowers to improve financial presentations to lenders.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2366; as added May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-159, § 2(g), 57 DCR 3006.)