Access Point is an online learning platform that helps small businesses across DC grow and thrive.
Main Street program staff are champions of providing targeted and comprehensive one-on-one technical assistance, learning sessions, and business needs workshops to the small businesses within their designated corridors. Recognizing that business needs are distinct for every owner, District Bridges and Rhode Island Avenue Main Street partnered with several DC agencies to create Access Point DC. Launched in 2020, this online learning platform addresses the expressed pain points for businesses across our city, including:
- Need for self-paced learning
- Limited time for in-person workshops
- Comprehension difficulties caused by language barriers
- Suspension of in-person technical assistance as a result of COVID-19
Access Point complements and expands small business support efforts within our Main Street corridors. Access Point will provide content on a wide range of topics, including: