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HOMEGROWN INITIATIVE/MICRO BUSINESS SHOWCASE

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 1:00-4:00pm
Enterprise for Equity’s Farm Incubator at Scatter Creek Farm and Conservancy
8941 James Rd SW, Rochester, WA  98579

Our event is being held on farmland, and we recommend comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots and that you dress for the elements.  We would like to stress that this is a working farm and that many buildings and areas are off-limits to guests. Please pay special attention to signage and flagged areas. Accessible parking is available for those in need, and portable toilet facilities are available on site. If you have any mobility issues and may have difficulty walking on uneven or rugged terrain, please contact Enterprise for Equity at 360-704-3375 x3 for more information.

Enterprise for Equity is providing a sampling of local and delicious food to enjoy while you celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of our Business Planning Program 2013-2014 graduates.  These small business owners will be on hand to share about their products or services and to network with their community.

We are grateful to Senator Karen Fraser for opening our gathering and sharing some perspectives on her work in the legislature around rural economic development, business and agriculture.   Our afternoon culminates with a dedication of our new farm incubator land, which will provide an incredible opportunity for new farmers and agroforesters-a chance to launch their small farm enterprises. Our event will end with a tour of Enterprise for Equity’s Incubator Farm and the Scatter Creek Farm and Conservancy.

Thank you for joining us for this very special day, please do not hesitate to call 360-704-3375 x3 or email office@enterpriseforequity.org for more information.

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Homegrown Initiative/Micro-Business Showcase September 14, 2014

Homegrown Postcard FRONT ONLY

Register today and join the celebration! Enterprise for Equity is celebrating our 15th year of entrepreneurship in the South Sound!

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Our Business Development Program offers:

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  • Training to build skills and confidence.
  • Technical assistance and support.
  • Peer support from learning circles.
  • Assistance in obtaining start-up funds.
  • Each participant will:
    • Pay a fee.
    • Attend classes and complete homework.
    • Develop and write a business plan.
    • Receive technical assistance.
    • Learn practical business skills.
    • Present his or her business at the Business Showcase (formerly known as the Community Graduation).

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