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DC kicks off program to help moms create small businesses, become financially independent

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Phase one of the experiment began Monday.

At Anacostia’s Bus Boys and Poets owner and entrepreneur Andy Shallal was cheerleader and coach.

“You need to have heart, you need to have the desire, you need to have the love and the passion,” he says.

Over the next two weeks they’re going to have workshops on things like licensing and a business plan. In November they’ll have an expo where they’ll report back on how well they did.