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 & Resources

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

Information about business and financial technical assistance partners throughout WA is at your fingertips. Learn more about our partners and the business services they provide.

Meet Our MDO Partners >


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 Opportunities

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

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Training & Technical Assistance

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities!

Upcoming Trainings

Subscribe to our Newsletter

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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Washington State Microenterprise Association News

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

April 27, 2022: Linking Financial Wellness and Small Business Development Panel

Learn about financial wellness services and small business development services in Washington State

Evergreen BizLink Launches In May

In Celebration of Small Business Week, the Washington State Microenterprise Association Announces the Launch of Evergreen BizLink

March 30, 2022: Demystifying Independent Contractor vs Employee Roles Webinar Replay

Learn about regulations, requirements and resources from subject matter experts from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries 

Meet Our MDO Partners and Grantees

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