Resident Owned Business Incubator (ROBI)

Can I Live's Resident Owned Business Incubator (ROBI) provides residents (Currently DC Only, Ages 18-24) with the skills, knowledge, and ability to start and grow a small business and get in on some of this moola action. 

Whether it's a food truck, a janitorial company, hair salon or a car repair garage, the time to be your own boss begins today with the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification.  Understand the mindset of the entrepreneur, the basics to business management, the launching process, marketing, sales and the numbers behind the business. 

Launch your business in this 300-hour fully customizable and comprehensive course that puts you in the driver seat of your life.


• An Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (ESB) National Certification

• Business License (Paid For)
• QuickBooks Online Annual Membership
• Marketing Toolkit (Logo, Business Cards, etc.)
• Guest Speakers, Meals, and Networking Opportunities
• Business Industry Mentors & Monthly Coaching
• Pitch Competition & Expo Showcase
• Legal, Marketing, Accounting & Human Resource Support
• Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Contracting Technical Assistance
• Membership to National Black Chamber of Commerce


ROBI, primarily exist to prepare low-income residents for federal section 3 contracting, sub-contracting and other economic opportunities that trigger minority quotas and mandated numerical goals.  



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To Qualify for ROBI, Students Must Be:

  • 18-24 Years Old | Adult Program 25+

  • DC Resident

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED

  • Eligible to Work in the U.S.

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For More Information Contact:

Lavonda Daniels, MBA

202.996.9550 Ext.806 |  202.627.0948 (Mobile) | 

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