The Vision

5 Points is a small business resource center in DC’s Ward 5 for dedicated small business owners to gather, produce, connect, and grow.

We know entrepreneurship is a lifestyle choice. We provide affordable, accessible space for productivity and access to support to bring the business you imagine within reach.

The vision for 5 Points emerged from more than 20 years’ experience supporting local small businesses in communities across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. With a growing network of small business owners and consultants, owner Tom Litke established 5 Points with a vision to create space for businesses to thrive in real life—balancing entrepreneurial vision with needed support and a long-term, grown-up lifestyle.

We’re proudly located in Ward 5. Much like our neighborhood, 5 Points is a place free of pretense, where you can be yourself and get to know neighbors. Businesses here try new things and build a friendly, strong community—just like our neighbors.

At 5 Points, you’ll find distraction-free space to work alongside other business owners. Our partner nonprofit, SB Works, manages the space and will help you tailor what you need: learn a new skill, find business support, join forces, or simply plow through your to-do list.

We invite you to stop by and check out all the space and amenities we have to offer to help your business become whatever you imagine.

Mission Statement

5 Points is devoted to small business empowerment and local economic resiliency. We make small business entrepreneurship attainable by creating space for productivity, connections, and support—a place for people to meet and develop their own understanding of what it means to run a small business.