Washington, D.C. Small Business Owner Highlight

If there’s one place in the country it’s harder to cut through the doublespeak than any other, it’s Washington, D.C. But one small business is up to the task, so to speak.

DC Sharp!, owned by Derek Swanson, excels in sharpening knives so keen even the sharpest D.C. operator would be impressed. But it’s their technique of using Japanese waterstones to do so that truly makes them unique.

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Washington, D.C. Policy

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 | PDF icon Read the testimony

Erik Rettig, Mid-Atlantic Director for Small Business Majority, testified on October 10, 2017 in support of implementation of Washington, D.C.'s paid family leave legislation. The law establishes a paid leave system that provides up to eight weeks of paid family and medical leave to allow employees to care for a newborn baby, six to provide care for a family member or two to recuperate themselves from a serious illness. The testimony explained how implementing this law will benefit, not burden, small businesses.