"You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain
it as an end." -Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

The truth is people are starting a business on their terms. "The face of entrepreneurship is evolving to include all women, regardless of demographics. Women-owned businesses continue to fuel today's economy. As your Startup Strategist, our mission is to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and resources to help you started, allow you to grow, and sustain your nonprofit or for-profit business. 


The Startup Strategist initiative cultivates and supports the growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially women-owned businesses in the Washington-Metropolitan area, through technical assistance, training, counseling, workshops, and a vast resource library. 

 As your Startup Strategist, we help you can learn more about:

  • Starting your own business; or nonprofit

  • Preparing a business plan, including cash flow control and pro forma financial statements;

  • Business Certifications

  • Applying for small business loans;

  • Obtaining business credit and what your banker expects;

  • Business taxes and regulatory responsibilities; and

  • Contract and Compliance

  • Networking with other professionals

  • and so much more

We will host various workshops on topics to meet all your for-profit or nonprofit needs.  Take a moment to explore our website and if you don't see what you don't hesitate email us at info@thestartuhp.com.