Women's Business Enterprise National Council
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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.
Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 18
Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.
Turn, Turn, Turn: How to Pivot your Business Model During a Financial Crisis (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 18
In this virtual panel presentation, a collaboration between CWE and VETRN, you will learn from a Vietnam veteran, who has spent his professional career as a CEO working with underperforming businesses, about how to successfully pivot your business m...
All About Your Business’ Financial Statements (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21
This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for operating a successful business.
LinkedIn (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21
LinkedIn is the best platform to promote yourself as a professional. Use it as a platform to advertise your skills, build credibility as a professional and increase your visibility.
Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 22
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan
Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: An SBA Overview (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 22
In this webinar, SBA Lender Relations Specialist Ili Spahiu will provide an overview of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.
Insure Your Business with Confidence (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 24
This workshop is suitable for pre-start-up entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs
Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 24
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.
Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: A Lenders' Tutorial (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 25
In this webinar, you will be guided through the forgiveness process by two experienced lenders, Ben Marshall of Bank of America and Stephanie Luz of Avidia Bank.
Women Supporting Women - Online Open Forum (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21
During a time when it's not easy to make new connections, we welcome you to come share your story and listen, and build meaningful relationships during a difficult time.
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.
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
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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Counselors are on-call 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday with evening and weekend hours available. Please check the class calendar for course times and dates.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our facilities are closed. All CWE services will be done virtually. There are no in-person programs, consults, meetings, etc.
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