Access Point + District Bridges: Building and growing businesses. Educating and empowering business owners.

Access Point was born from District Bridges as a resource for free technical assistance for small DC businesses. The online learning platform was created to provide solutions for common business concerns. District Bridges helps build a solid foundation which Access Point then builds upon by helping you find experts to help your business.

District Bridges: A hands-on approach to community development and small business support.

District Bridges is a nonprofit organization committed to building a community in which businesses, individuals, and organizations thrive. DB works closely with many agencies and organizations to find and create funding for small businesses in DC such as: Business Grants / Facade Improvement Program / Business Preservation Assistance Program / Capital Access Program.

You can think of District Bridges as the ultimate planning tool for a fledgling business or non-profit. District Bridges provides support such as: Board Development / Business Development / Business Grant Implementation / Technical Assistance / Workplanning and Budgeting / Strategic Planning and Fundraising Development / Leadership Development and Executive Coaching / Organizational Crisis Management & Transition Planning / Internal Systems Evaluation and Optimization / Business Health Checks / Office Rentals

How it works

Sign up

Register for your free account to receive full access to our catalog of courses and downloadable resources.

Choose Course

Select a course based on your own individual business goals and needs. Each lesson concludes with a quiz, allowing you to monitor and maximize your understanding of the course material.

Grow your business

Utilize and implement any helpful techniques and strategies from completed courses to elevate your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

A place to ease any confusion surrounding Access Points affiliation with District Bridges

I’m already familiar with District Bridges, how does Access Point differ?
What is a Main Street Program?
Main Street Programs are powerful and unique collaborations between grassroots organizers aiming to improve quality of life in local communities along with city, county, state level programs, and the National Main Street Center. The focus of these programs is transforming and revitalizing local communities while preserving the unique culture and history.

Take Your Business to the Next Level.

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