Congrats on taking the first steps to entrepreneurship. I can identify with your email all too well!!!
Sounds like you need to go see Kelvin Johnson at the UDC SBDC (Small Business Development Center). I know it is a headache probably to get from where you live into the city via car, but they are only one block via metro red line Van Ness-UDC stop. I visited our local SCORE, other local SBDC`s (we have quite a lot in DC Metro area) and tried all these start up workshops offered through SBA. None of them made sense to me until I found Kelvin. Do take my word for it, he is one of the best small business counselors in our area and can help you sort all of this out and get moving in the right direction. Additionally, because this SBDC is located at UDC you can use the resources and services of the university including the school of law (to draft up your legal paperwork) and school of business and marketing (to help you get your business and marketing plan organized) all for FREE. Basically the SBDC is funded and endorsed by the SBA and they get a host of grants to fund their programs as well. So all of their counseling services are offered for free to local small aspiring and emerging business owners. Can you believe that? It is a fantastic service!
They helped me get my business plan completed and to make sense out of that darn SBA website, which is a bit of a mess to navigate through. I am certain they can do the same for you!
Kelvin`s contact info is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number to the center is 202.274.7055