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

June 8, 2021 from 10:00-11:00am: WEDA Tech Tuesday

WSMA Executive Director Lisa Smith presents core information about WSMA’s initiative to bring together business technical assistance providers on June 10, 2021. The one hour presentation will include a short video, examples of partners who will be involved and ways of becoming connected with the platform.

June 10, 2021 1:00-2:30pm: Business Resources Across Washington State
Business Technical Assistance Providers are invited to participate in a networking meeting that explores ways we can help entrepreneurs more effectively find the resources that are perfect for their needs.  Help connect small businesses to the crucial business development services in rural and urban parts of the state, especially those businesses that have been left out of opportunities in the past.  We want to work with all of you to help make these business resources more visible to the entrepreneur through an online resource. Registration now closed. Look for the meeting video soon!

June 16, 9:30-11:00am: Micro Businesses, Macro Opportunity: Building Community, Prosperity and a Healthy Planet from the Ground Up
Join us for a discussion that examines the role our small businesses can play in the emerging clean materials economy. Micro businesses can help drive the transition to a clean economy while expanding equitable opportunity in communities large and small – if given the chance. Insightful leaders will explore how this often-overlooked part of our economy can access opportunity and accelerate the promise of clean materials: good jobs, healthier communities, a more sustainable planet and broadly shared prosperity. Registration now closed. You can watch the webinar replay HERE!

June 23, 2021 at 12:00pm: The Power of Cooperatives to Build Community Wealth
Come and learn about the vital role cooperatives play in the business development ecosystem at local, state and national levels.  Join this event where leaders from around the country will share the “Big Picture” of how we can build a truly inclusive, equitable and democratic economy.  Speakers will share compelling,  action oriented materials about cooperatives, other broader ownership strategies and how we can grow cooperatives in WA state. Registration now closed. You can watch the webinar replay and download the webinar materials HERE!

June 29, 2021 from 10:00-11:00am: WEDA Tech Tuesday

WSMA Executive Director Lisa Smith presents the results of the meeting on June 10. She'll share feedback by attendees about the needs of small business owners, and the challenges that providers are facing. Lisa will also lay out the plan for the coming months, answer questions about new navigator network.