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

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

Meet Our MDO Partners >

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 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

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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.

June 2021: Entrepreneurial Resources, Clean Materials Economy, and Cooperatives in June

Check out these great networking and learning opportunities for Washington State microbusinesses and others!

May 13, 2021: Restaurant Revitalization Fund WEBINAR REPLAY

What YOU need to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund!

May 12, 2021: Deadline for Relief & Recovery Grant Applications

Short Term Grant Funds for Microenterprise Development: Grant Portal is now CLOSED

Meet Our MDO Partners and Grantees

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