Entrepreneurship and Microbusiness Development

CommunityEnterprise offers accessible and affordable "first step" entrepreneurship training, consulting and other support, empowering people in low-wealth and underserved communities to start and grow profitable small businesses sustainably connected to a local, living economy.

Edmonds Community College has partnered with Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship to bring CommunityEnterprise to the college campus.

First Step Program

Have an idea for a micro/small business?

First Step provides students with a quick, reality-based process for determining the ability of self-employment or business ownership.

Students who complete the course will receive one-on-one technical assistance toward achieving their goals.

To participate, fill out the online application form. An instructor will contact you with more information.

Fall Quarter 2017 - First Step Workshops Schedule:

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Maltby 108
  • September 13, 20, and 27
  • October 11, 18, and 25
  • November 8,15, and 22
  • December 6, 13, and 20

Programs and Services

Business Advising – One-on-one business consulting. Assistance includes writing a business plan, loan packaging, finding customers and managing business operations.

Ice House On-Ramp - Immersed in the entrepreneurial mindset, participants awaken their "inner entrepreneur" to explore self-employment and business ownership as a meaningful path to livelihoods and community wealth building.

First Step – A "reality check" designed to help participants assess readiness and the feasibility of a business idea and get to a quick "go or no go" decision.

Drill Downs - Stand alone workshops that focus on the fundamentals of business management, marketing, finance and industry specific topics.

Simple Startup - Develop a business model using a "lean startup" approach.

Mentorship - Using MicroMentor.org, clients connect to mentors for general business support and subject matter expertise.

Contact an advisor, for a complete list of courses and services.

Email: communityenterprise@cie-nw.org
Office: 425.243.7366
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