CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

Success Stories

AAME DC SOLUTIONS
“A new way to think about small business"

AAME DC Solutions is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned business offering administrative office support, project management consulting and staffing, marketing and low-code IT solutions to federal, state and local customers.

 

In June 2018, Mr. John Pires engaged the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC) at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) service center to establish his business in the District of Columbia. Read more...

I-M, LLC
“Every project is different. Every client is special"

Mr. Makel Gage is the founder of I-M, LLC, a Minority owned and CBE Certified business based in Washington, DC. I-M, LLC was established in 2016 to provide duct cleaning, janitorial, landscape and maintenance services for local, state, federal government agencies, commercial and industrial companies in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

 

In 2017, Mr. Makel Gage engaged the DCSBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) service center to obtain local Certification (CBE).  Read more...

GLO ELECTRICAL SERVICE, LLC
“All of Your Electrical Needs In One Place"

Ms. Gregoria Israel, a certified Master Electrician in the Washington D.C, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland areas, founded GLO Electrical Service in 2007 as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC).

 

In 2010,Ms. Israel engaged the DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) service center to receive assistance in obtaining her 8(a) Certification. Read more...

NORMANDO'S CLEANING SERVICE
“Where Cleaning Comes First"

Mr. Norman Williams is the founder of Normando’s Cleaning Service, LLC, a CBE Certified Washington, DC based Janitorial Services company serving the Washington Metropolitan area.

 

In 2009, Mr. Norman William engaged the DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) service center to register his business in the District of Columbia and obtain local Certification (CBE).  Read more...

THE VILLAGE CAFE
“We believe that entrepreneurship, access to quality food, and strong community spaces are critical ingredients to a healthy, prosperous place"

The Village, LLC is the creation of D.C. natives and former high school classmates, Ryan Williams, Mahammad Mangum and Kevon King. The company was formed as an LLC on February 18, 2018 to provide locally sourced food and drinks.

 

In 2017, the young men engaged the DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) service center in the development of their business. Read more...

 

PRIVE DEMEURE, INC.
“First Class Dwelling"

Ms. Ashante' Yussuf is the founder of Prive' Demeure Inc., a HUBZone, CBE, EDWOSB Certified Washington, DC based Real Estate Development and Management company. Prive' Demeure Inc. was established in 2002 to develop various properties and communities along with providing property management services.

 

In 2016, Ms. Ashante' Yussuf engaged the DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) service center to expand her business and obtain local and federal Certifications. Read more...

PURPLE SKY CREATIONS

Alicia Tolliver has manufactured all natural soaps and hair products for the past 11 years and decided in October 2013 to utilize the SBDC’s counseling services to make her passion a business. She initially inquired the SBDC services to complete a business plan for Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) where she received $4000 to purchase equipment to make her products. Read more.. 

YEGETA GENERAL TRANSPORTATION, INC.
“Safe, Modern and Quality Transportation "

Founded in 2016, and certified by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) as a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE), Yegeta General Transportation, Inc. (YGT) is a minority woman owned full-service ground transportation company based in the District of Columbia. The company specializes in providing quality and most efficient non-emergency medical transportation in the Washington Metropolitan Area.   Read more.. 

ZULU GLOBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC
“Let ZGE connect you to its diverse and influential network of potential buyers and business partners"

In 2008, Lafayette Barnes, the President and CEO of Zulu Global Enterprise (ZGE), launched his global management consulting corporation in Washington, D.C. to connect U.S. companies to international business opportunities.  ZGE’s business values are building long-term trust with its clients by maintaining high ethical standards, integrity, first-class market intelligence, timely service delivery, and superior client responsiveness.  ZGE offers a list of services for business owners to choose from depending on their particular business needs. This includes B-2-B matchmaking opportunities; building organizational capacity and sustainability; and identifying potential capital resources.

In September 2015, Lafayette traveled to South Korea and met with several international business sales executives and learned about their companies’ global business objectives and operations. Read more.. 

PLUM GOOD, LLC
“If it’s not Plum Good, it’s not good"

Ms. Angela Johnson is the founder of Plum Good, a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) and minority owned business based in Washington, DC. Plum Good locally produces, discriminately internationally sources, and proudly brings to market the highest quality, “restorative” and gourmet cooking spices, herbs, blends, oils, sauces, and teas.

In 2011, Ms. Angela Johnson, engaged the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) to expand her seasoning retail business. Read more....

WDC SOLAR
“Bringing Solar Power and Jobs to Low-Income Neighborhoods"

WDC Solar, founded in 2009 by NBA-player-turned-entrepreneur Mark Davis, is one of the nation’s first African-American owned and operated solar panel installation companies.

In January 2016, Mr. Mark Davis joined First Lady Michelle Obama in the president’s guest box as President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address.  Read more..

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