CWE Central Massachusetts - Women's Business Center

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The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit economic empowerment organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and the economy by supporting women to launch and successfully sustain businesses.  Opened in 1999, the Central Massachusetts Women's Business Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We offer consultations, workshops and networking opportunities to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals.

Our Community Expectations

Welcome to the Center for Women & Enterprise community! We are excited to work with you! CWE programming is delivered in alignment with our company’s core values: respect, equity, collaboration, innovation, diversity, and joy. We are committed to providing a safe space for learning and connecting for everyone. We celebrate all humans, irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or other identifiers. We do our best to approach our programming from a feminist perspective that is secular and non-partisan, and are committed to doing better. We are committed to guaranteeing a safe, enjoyable, and meaningful experience for our clients, facilitators, counselors and staff. By participating in our programs, you agree to these principles. We reserve the right to remove participants from any session in the event of violation of these principles.

Your Commitments:

  • You will keep information from your peers in your CWE experience confidential.
  • You will not repurpose material provided by CWE and your classmates for your own commercial endeavors.
  • You will not actively solicit your peers or instructors

Workshops in Central Massachusetts

 

Funding & Resources Available to Small Business During COVID Crisis and Recovery

Please click on the link below to see resources available to entrepreneurs in central Massachusetts in the wake of the COVID pandemic.  To schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss recovery strategies for your business please click here.

Sector-Specific Relief Grant Program for Massachusetts Small Businesses

Additional funding has been made available for the Sector-Specific Relief Grant Program for Massachusetts Businesses.  Click here for full details!  Here are the highlights:

  • If you applied for the Massachusetts state grant in fall 2020, you do not need to apply again, but be sure to check your spam folders for emails from MGCC, which may contain requests for additional information and/or notice of award.
  • Application closes on January 15 at 11:59 p.m.
  • To be eligible, your business must have been established prior to 6/30/2019, and be a for-profit. Additional eligibility requirements and allowable uses of grant funds are available here.
  • At your earliest convenience, request your Certificate of Good Standing from the Secretary of State’s office – you’ll need it for your application!
  • Gather up your personal and business tax returns for 2019; you’ll need those, too!
  • Ready to apply? Click here to start your application
  • Be sure to reach out to your Massachusetts Women's Business Center teams if you need any support on your application!

Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Learn More


Central Massachusetts

TBD
Director - Central MA
Dawn LaRochelle
Project Manager: COVID Business Recovery Central MA
(508) 453-9210
Samantha Pevear
Program Manager - Central MA
(508) 453-9209

Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 508-363-2300.

Central Massachusetts l 69 Milk St, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 

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