Welcome to the Washington State Microenterprise Association

Washington’s smallest businesses are the backbone of a vital statewide economy. The WSMA creates pathways to the resources they need to succeed.

Our prosperity-building work starts at the regional level.

Learn about how we assist MDOs, a lifeline for our smallest businesses.

We envision an economy where the smallest businesses have the support they need.

Find out why we work to provide equal access to training, technical assistance, and financing.

We create vital connections with Washington business and economic partners.

Learn about the real people behind our work.

To the Small Businesses Negatively Impacted by COVID-19:

This is a rapidly evolving situation. WSMA is working to combine resources for Washington State businesses impacted by the COVID-19 response. We will be sending out Regular Newsletters and holding Webinars to help you respond. Please view our resources page below to find additional information.

Strengthening Washington’s Smallest Businesses

At the Washington State Microenterprise Association, we support Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs), regional leaders that assist Washington businesses with five or fewer employees. MDOs help entrepreneurs earn more, innovate, grow, and contribute to the Washington State’s economy through services such as training, technical assistance, microloans, and advocacy.

What We Do

Capacity Building

Technical assistance, best practices methods, and other tools help MDOs assist microbusinesses so they can grow and improve their capacity and operations.

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Resource Coordination

Our web-based directory of MDOs helps the smallest businesses connect with the regional business resources they need to grow and thrive.

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Grantmaking

The WSMA’s competitive funding helps MDOs offer services such as training, technical assistance, one-on-one business counseling, and financing to entrepreneurs.

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Networking

Meetings, conferences, and other networking opportunities help MDOs and microbiz advocates collaborate with business, economic development, and financing partners.

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Washington State Microenterprise Association News

We work for our members and small businesses throughout the year through advocacy and events.

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities for Non-Profit MDOs and the Limited Income Microenterprises They Serve

This WSMA Webinar is for Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) and other providers who are serving independent contractors, farmers, microbusinesses, etc., in Washington State, during this pandemic crisis.

Employment Security & Unemployment Insurance: A Focus on Microenterprises, Independent Contractors, etc.

This WSMA webinar focuses on the available COVID-19 resources from the Employment Security Department, and from Labor and Industries.

COVID-19 Resources & Updates for WSMA Members: Perspectives from SBA Microlenders

On this webinar, we learned how the COVID 19 virus and subsequent closures have impacted your organizations, and discussed how you are managing your programs with all of the disruptions in your work environments.

Meet Our MDO Partners and Grantees

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