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Carl E Brown

State/Executive Director

  • Small Business Development Center
  • School of Business


Carl Brown is the State/Executive Director of the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC) on the prestigious campus of Howard University. He has a wealth of small business development knowledge with over 25 years of experience in consulting, training, human resources, sales, marketing, procurement,  and contract administration in the public and private sectors. Additionally, he is the host of the popular radio talk show “The Small Business Report” airing on Sirius XM Channel 141 every Thursday. Additionally, Carl has held executive positions in Telecommunications, Consumer Goods, and Transportation. His public sector experience includes Federal – US Patent and Trademark Office and Department of Treasury; Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the District of Columbia, Office of Contracts and Procurement and District Department of Transportation; and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). In recent years, he was the executive producer of the popular television series “Emerging Business Report” as well as the on-air host of “Growing Pains – Taking Your Business to the Next Level.” Carl has been a guest on numerous radio and TV shows, and interviewed by national media outlets including news programs, magazines and newspapers on economic development and small business issues. 

Education & Expertise


Broadcast Management

Howard University

State and Local Government

University of Maryland University College