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April 10, 2023: Keeping Rural On The Radar: Investing In Small Businesses Webinar Replay

Small businesses often lack opportunities, especially in rural communities, to access funding for their small enterprises. This webinar recorded on April 10, 2023 presented insights and strategies for how individuals involved with local investment networks have been able to finance businesses on main street and in rural communities.

Many thanks to the Washington State Department of Commerce for their generous support for WSMA in this work.

WATCH THE VIDEO REPLAY (Captions available)


Anthony Gromko, Washington State University Extension

Jacob Ewing, Association of Washington Cities

Lisa Smith, Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA)

Earll Murman, Local Investing Opportunities Network (LION) in Jefferson County. Watch the video!

Patrick Law, Twispworks, representing the Methow Investment Network in Twisp (Slide Deck)

Dale Stenning, Local Investment Opportunity Network of NE Seattle (LIONNES) (Slide Deck)

Monica Seidl, Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), representing the Lower Columbia Investment Network (LCIN) in Kelso (Slide Deck)