Small Business & Entrepreneurship Program

Small Business Workshop Series

The Carlos Rosario School Small Business Program is intended for the start-up entrepreneur who seeks to establish a business enterprise in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Small Business Program guides the start-up entrepreneur through a particular thought process: IDEA + CONCEPT + APPLICATION. The Small Business Program Workshop Series, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, is a 10-part workshop series that meets once per week (evening) with homework assignments outside of class.  The workshop is offered in both Spanish (Tuesday Evenings, 6pm-9pm) or English (Thursday Evenings, 6pm-9pm), online via Zoom.

Class instruction will consist of key examples of entrepreneurial business models, the process of setting goals and objectives, understanding the chosen business industry, understanding business credit, use of digital apps and social media to market the business, knowledge of small business resources in the community, understanding the various legal structures of a business model, and invited guest speakers. There will also be required homework assignments outside of the class instruction. The Small Business Program is open to all residents of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Workshop Series, our program continues to provide participants with on-going technical assistance, coaching/mentoring and guidance in applying for micro-loans or grants with the various small business community organizations. In addition, certificates of participation are awarded to those who qualify.








For more information, contact Raul Medrano, Manager and Instructor, at, or directly at (202) 383-0796.

Carlos Rosario School Small Business Virtual Marketplace Portal

The platform features 20 alumni from our Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program workshops selling everything from food to handmade crafts! Visit their website or follow their social media links to purchase and place orders. Thank you to the Marriott Foundation and their generosity in making this project possible!

Visit the Carlos Rosario School Small Business Vendors Portal: