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CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

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Our curriculum gives you the skills to minimize risk as you prepare for success. Use the Assessment Tool to find the path that is right for you, then click on the class(es) below that fit your needs.

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Women's Networking Event (Webinar) - Central MA - May 27

The Center for Women & Enterprise has partnered with  Promoting Good, LLC  to offer a networking event that will allow you to share your story, share your successes, your struggles, get and share advice during this unprecedented time! 

Social Media Made Simple (Webinar) - Central MA - May 27

This workshop is meant for folks that are looking for a high-level overview of how to navigate each social media platform, and the tools that are available to help you succeed. 

Women's Networking Event (Webinar) - Central MA - May 29

The Center for Women & Enterprise has partnered with  Promoting Good, LLC  to offer a networking event that will allow you to share your story, share your successes, your struggles, get and share advice during this unprecedented time! Join us Friday...

Exploring Entrepreneurship (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 2

Join us to explore whether starting your own business may be the right fit for you! You will learn the different ways to be an entrepreneur, the pros and cons of going into business for yourself, and how to distinguish a good business opportunity!  ...

Build Financial Confidence with In Good Company (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 4

In this four-part series you will lay the foundation for financial success, as you learn how to build a successful plan for spending, saving and investing. 

Steps to Starting a Business (Webinar) - CWE Central MA - Jun 9

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

Developing a Dynamic Capability Statement (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 11

Attend our FREE  webinar to learn tips for developing a robust capability statement to assist you in marketing your products & services to large business prime contractors and federal agencies.

Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 16

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

Social Media Made Simple (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 18

This workshop is meant for folks that are looking for a high-level overview of how to navigate each social media platform, and the tools that are available to help you succeed. 

Accounting for Non-Accountants (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 19

In this workshop you will learn how to read and understand basic financial statements and how to use those numbers to make well informed operational decisions.

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 26

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to  the best practices in keeping books for your small business.

Exploring Entrepreneurship (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 7

This webinar will help you explore the different ways to be an entrepreneur, the pros and cons of going into business for yourself and how to differentiate a good idea from a good business opportunity.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 10

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.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 13

In this webinar, participants will laern how to read and understand basic financial statements and how to use the numbers to make well informed operational decisions.

Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 14

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

Insure your Business with Confidence (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 17

The session with provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance and how they may be critical to protecting your assets as a business owner. 

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 20

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to  the best practices in keeping books for your small business.

Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 21

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Social Media Made Simple (Webinar) - Central MA - Jul 27

This workshop is meant for folks that are looking for a high-level overview of how to navigate each social media platform, and the tools that are available to help you succeed. 

Exploring Entrepreneurship - Central MA - Aug 4

Join us to explore whether starting your own business may be the right fit for you!

Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 11

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

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for your Small Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 14

Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding- how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business!

Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

All About Your Business’ Financial Statements (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 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.

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA - Sep 28

Draft your business plan in this 10-week intensive! 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.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Sessions with low enrollment may be cancelled.  CWE will notify you of class cancellations and changes.

If you can no longer join us for a session you register for, please notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours before the start of the session for a full refund.  If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the session, we will be unable to issue refunds or payment transfers.

Free Program - Cancellations and Participant Notification Policy

If you can no longer attend a no-cost session for which you registered, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.  These classes are offered at no cost as a benefit to you, but there are per-registration costs to CWE associated with them.  We reserve the right to request a $25 contribution to defray our costs for no shows, so that we may continue to offer free classes in the future.