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.

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.

Facing Financial Security Challenges Head On

At least half of all microbusiness owners—13 million households—have incomes below the national median of $50,000. Microenterprise Associations help entrepreneurs secure the small loans necessary to make business dreams a reality.

Elevating Main Street Entrepreneurs can Help Address the Racial Wealth Gap

Lower levels of business assets among Black and Latino households is one of the big drivers of the racial wealth divide.

Microenterprise Organizations Work for Our Economy

FACT: Micro-businesses are one of the most powerful forces in the U.S. economy.

Meet Our MDO Partners and Grantees

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