CWE Central Massachusetts - Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

CWE Women's Business Leadership ConferenceIn Central MA since 1999, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) provides opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs that have been perfected since 1995.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Central Massachusetts

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Aug 19

This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, to how to use it as a tool to help grow your business.  

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Aug 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Sep 3

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. 

Open Consults - Business Strategy - CWE Central MA (Fitchburg) - Sep 6

Schedule a one-on-one consult to have a business strategist answer all of your burning questions! 

Develop Your Business Model - CWE Central MA - Sep 9

Begin to understand how to develop a business model using the business model canvas framework.

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA - Sep 9

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Sep 10

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Power Forward: Strategic Plan for Growth - CWE Central MA - Sep 12

Power Forward! is based on developing and executing a strategic plan that reflects the experience of the business and the adjustments needed to get to the next level both financially and in terms of business maturity. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Sep 13

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

Military Spouses Workshop - VBOC of New England - Sept 17

This program will provide resources and training for spouses whose partners have deployed or those who seek entrepreneurship or change of employment.


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


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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