Helping people with limited incomes start and sustain small businesses.


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E4E Grad Tierra Bonita Featured in December ’13 Thurston Talk


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November 2013 AG Press: Land preservation allows farmers deeper roots

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October 2013 Olympian Article: Saving Fertile Land–One Farm at a Time

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E4E Grads Featured in October 2013 Olympia Power & Light and Thurston Talks!


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Our Business Development Program offers:


  • 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).


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