Helping people with limited incomes start and sustain small businesses.





Commercial Kitchen Survey

Enterprise for Equity is grateful for the opportunity to use QuestionPro to launch our South Sound Commercial Kitchen User Survey. The survey results will help us understand the potential need for a large commercial kitchen facility and explore programs and initiatives to better assist the people we serve and others who want to launch and grow their food-based enterprises. Our South Sound Commercial Kitchen User Survey can be found here: http://questionpro.com/t/ALDasZRa3F

News & Announcements

Innovating Waste-to-Profit in Grays Harbor

Is your company throwing away valuable materials as waste? On April 28th Grays Harbor businesses from all industries are convening to explore ways to extract greater value from their waste streams. This interactive event will provide real world examples of local companies that are saving money through waste exchanges and building profitable businesses that turn waste into new products. Focused breakout sessions will enable participants to make connections, discover collaboration opportunities with commercial partners and other stakeholders, and spark innovation. Discover the value of sustainable resource management for reducing costs, innovating new entrepreneurial opportunities, and promoting a strong local economy. Join us on April 28th and start recapturing the value of your waste materials. REGISTER today!

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Business Growth Planning 101

Business Builders Workshop – Business Growth Planning 101

April 29, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm

A simplified process for moving your business to the next level
Do you often feel extremely busy yet making little progress in your business?
Are you trying to get to that next level but aren’t sure how to get there?

 If so, it’s time to create or update your plan for how to move your business forward.

Since most business owners view planning as tedious and complicated, they usually do not take the time to plan well. However, planning for business growth does not have to be difficult and can be done quicker than you might think.

During this two-hour workshop you will learn a simple process to help you clearly determine where you want to go, where you are currently at now, and how you will get from here to there. A clear plan will help you to stay focused and spend your days and weeks working on critical tasks that will help you get closer to where you want to go, instead of simply staying busy.

Daryl Murrow – Murrow Group LLC

Daryl Murrow is a business consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker.  For over 23 years, Daryl started, owned, and operated several different businesses in retail, services, and manufacturing.  He has taught and consulted with hundreds of small business owners with planning and launching start-ups, improving operational performance, and achieving business growth.

Location: This event will be held at Enterprise for Equity
To register: Please call or email Lauren at 360-704-3375 or lauren@enterpriseforequity.org
Cost: $10.00 graduates, $30.00 general public

Enterprise for Equity in the News!

A big thank you to Maury Forman and the Washington State Department of Commerce for their thoughtful mention of our 15th Anniversary Reception at the Governor’s Mansion in November in the most recent “Choose Washington” blog-BSD Community Update.

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More than 170 Community Partners and Friends Celebrated Enterprise for Equity’s  15th Anniversary at the Governor’s mansion last month. Entrepreneurs shared  their stories of being in business and Gifford Pinchot III gave wise words on the power of entrepreneurship to change lives and the world. Congratulations to Lisa Smith and her team in helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams for a decade and a half.”

Read more here

Financial Education OLYMPIA April 2015

 

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Eligibility:

Many low-income working individuals and families qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which you can find out more about on our Whom We Serve page.

“Enterprise for Equity provided me with the support I needed to find a way to fit into the work force. My ideas and organization skills were recognized as strengths and the interactions with others broke up the routine pattern of isolation I sometimes get in.”

“I have had struggles with DSHS about self-employment as a viable option for getting off welfare, but many of the skills I learned in class gave me the resource base necessary to demonstrate my business could successfully meet requirements for getting my family off welfare.”

Enterprise for Equity Graduate