Enterprise for Equity

We ensure that people with limited incomes in the South Sound region have access to training, support, and funds to develop their own small businesses and become strong, confident entrepreneurs.


For over 20 years, Enterprise for Equity has been providing financial education, business training, business technical assistance, and microloans to people with limited incomes, Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, people with disabilities, veterans, rural entrepreneurs and many others in our region.  We empower entrepreneurs, existing small business owners and others in our region to create financial well-being for themselves through small business development. 


Our work prioritizes efforts that build regional economic strength by assisting small business owners and those considering self-employment. These components include:  Outreach to rural communities via our partners to find and connect with people interested in growing their small businesses; Information Sessions, business training, tools and technical assistance; Connections with workforce partners and others for support with their employees, and asset building programs that build prosperity; and, Financing for business start-up or expansion through microloans and connections with

SBA partners and other lending partners.


Services are available to people who live or sell products within Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Clallam and rural Pierce counties.  Services are also provided statewide for veterans. Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Market Research

Business Planning

  • Cash Flow/Financial Planning (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Grow Your Number of Customers
  • Market Research
  • Operations

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow (Specialty)
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Loan Providers
  • Microloans (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Re-Entry Support
  • Workforce Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Small Scale Manufacturing

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Social Media Consulting
  • Branding
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small and Microbusiness/General (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Microbusiness Advocacy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Insurance Requirements

Starting a Business

  • Business Technical Assistance (Specialty)
  • Business Training (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)
  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business

Technical Assistance

  • Business Bootcamps, Business Classes (Specialty)
  • Rural Business Resources (Specialty)
  • Triple Bottom Line (Specialty)
  • Website Development
  • E-Commerce
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Operations Planning/Systems
Contact Information
Erika Naficy
PO BOX 1291
Olympia, WA 98507