GWHCC Small Business Technical Program
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) provides Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) to support minority-owned small businesses. The SBTA program will allow a qualified BloomShift™ technical expert to impart their knowledge and help small businesses improve processes, sales and marketing strategies.
BloomShift™ will focus on providing customized, one-to-one digital marketing assistance to low- and middle-income businesses and entrepreneurs. Learn more about the program and informational webinar on our Medium post.
The Small Technical Assistance Program’s goals are:
- Improve and retain existing small businesses
- Guide start-up entrepreneurs to begin and grow successful enterprises
- Draw more local customers to small independent businesses
- Connect business to certification opportunities
- Create job opportunities
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
This technical assistance is designed to serve low- and middle-income Washington, D.C. based-businesses who need marketing support to reach the next level. Any business registered in Washington, D.C. may apply. See section below for more information (Please note that GWHCC will make final decisions on who is approved for SBTA).
WHO PROVIDES THE SERVICE?
The training and technical assistance is provided by a qualified BloomShift™ technical expert with years of experience in digital marketing.
DO I NEED TO PAY ANYTHING?
If you qualify, you will be sponsored by the GWHCC SBTA program and do not pay anything for the duration of the allotted hours. We will notify you once your hours come to an end.
1. Washington, D.C.-based Small Retail Stores and Businesses
- Restaurants, coffee shops, catering, food trucks, etc.
- IT and Technology: web designers, software developers, graphic design, computer repairs
- Construction: contractors, painters, restoration services
- Professional services: cleaning services, beauty salon, retail services, wellness, dentist offices, daycare services, clothing and tailoring services
2. Who is not eligible to participate
- Liquor stores
- Night clubs
- Consultant firms
- Real Estate, etc.