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:

News & Announcements

Financial Education-September in Hoquiam

Registration opens August 1! 360-704-3375 x3
or for more information

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Social Media Marketing Intensive-Beginning and Intermediate

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For more information or to register,
please call 360-704-3375 x 3
or email


Train your Brain to Grow your Business

presented by Linda Terry

Wednesday, June 24 6:00-8:00pm
Sponsored by Enterprise for Equity
$10 Enterprise for Equity Graduates/ $30 General Public
360-704-3375 or to register

There is no doubt business owners wear many hats.  Between juggling the variety of tasks and rarely being “off the clock”, it’s most important for your brain to be functioning at its highest levels daily to be your best. Best brain fitness practices will help ensure that you are to make solid decisions, thinking quickly, remembering what you need to do and who you have met, and focusing on what you are doing can help you grow your business.

Brain Health is a general feeling of alertness, of control, of productivity and having the mental skills required to function at your best in business as well as life. Is it possible to change your brain?  To give it a tune-up?  Yes it is!  The scientific term is neuroplasticity.

In this workshop, Linda Terry will offer practical points to “change your brain”.  You will learn easy ways to improve your brain health, practices to remember people’s names, and tools and resources to optimize your brains function.  You will leave feeling more energetic as well as having knowledge to increase your own brain function and to share your knowledge with those around you.

Linda Terry is a Brain Health Learning Coach that has helped people of all ages fine tune their cognitive skills of memory, focus, and processing speed. Linda is a certified Geriatric Specialist and has been based in Olympia Washington for the last 10 years where she offers private coaching sessions from her Fiddlehead Marina office. Linda also conducts classes and workshops throughout the Puget Sound region. Linda works with students and middle-aged adults but she especially loves to help and work with elders. Linda was a cognitive trainer for Learning RX pilot program at JBLM where she worked with soldiers returning from war. Linda is a public speaker and was a keynote speaker at the Pierce County Cancer Survivors Conference. She founded the cross-generational volunteer program STEP (Sharing Teens and Elders Project) which pairs youth and elders together in one-on-one connecting sessions. Linda is very active in the Olympia community where she serves on the Enterprise for Equity Board of Directors. Linda’s clients include Providence Health and Services, Community Youth Services, Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG) as well as various other senior living communities. Linda is married and the mother of two teenage children.


Coming July & August-Social Media Marketing Intensive with Mary K Johnson


Beginning: Wednesdays July 22 and July 29, 5-9PM
Intermediate: Wednesdays August 5 and 12, 5-9PM
Websites need traffic and social media is a cost effective way to generate it. Social media networks provide access to conversations that happen any time, any place, 24/7. In these courses you will learn how to create original content using time-tested methods of marketing adapted to current communication standards. We will start with business marketing goals, honing in on individual priorities. You will learn ways to grow your network and increase potential business with your identified target markets.

Offered in this course:
• How to start using social networks to market your business/organization/or project based on your marketing priorities.
• Find out which networks are the best to engage in.
• Discover how to balance your marketing time for the best outcome.
• Start a new social network profile, and/or improve an existing one.
• Learn how to build on the networks you have, with an introduction about ways to grow the networks you want.
• Use your smart-phone or tablet to take original photos to develop engaging content. A digital camera will also work.
• Begin to develop a set of original content ideas.
• Find relevant content to share.
• Understand the relationship between social media networks and the website your business uses.

• Build on your goals from the Beginning class.
• Strategically engage in selected networks that match your business marketing goals.
• Develop a 1-year marketing plan using a workflow designed to streamline the time you spend marketing via social networks.
• Learn how to analyze and learn from successful social media campaigns of other similar businesses.
• Understand how to use a paid promotion to enhance your engaging marketing efforts.
• Gain a deeper understanding of smart-phone photography and ways to edit photos using optional apps. This will help to develop a brand style that carries in your photos.
• Discover how to build on original content ideas, learning more about crafting compelling headlines, and writing good articles.
• Gain a comprehensive understanding of ways to link social media activity to website promotions, either on your website or via a community website that is promoting your business.

To register, please contact Lauren at 360-734-3375 x3 or email

Graduates $100 each class paid in advance ($175 for both paid in advance)
Non-Graduates $150 each class paid in advance ($275 for both paid in advance)

Mary K Johnson is the owner of Corona Communications which is built upon her twelve year background in marketing and design work. She has been designing no-code websites since 2006. In 2009 she began working with social media networks to increase website traffic for her clients. As a graphic designer she spent nine years with Costco Wholesale creating original package designs, and five years working as a self-employed designer in Tacoma, WA. 
This social media workshop has been developed to provide an introduction to the essential tools needed to begin marketing small businesses via these networks. In the classroom Mary K‘s consulting background is adapted to a group-setting, using work-along demonstrations and facilitating collaborative learning. This workshop will serve to benefit small business owners by helping them to work towards their diverse social media marketing goals.


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.”

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