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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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Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA – Feb 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Eat, Drink and Talk Money! - CWE Central MA - Feb 28

The evening will feature a panel discussion, which will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what lenders and investors look for when making financing decisions.     

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA – Mar 6

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

CEP: Business Planning: Getting Started (10 Weeks) – CWE Central MA – Mar 7

Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start?

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Hudson) Mar 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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Mar 13

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 

The Art of Networking – CWE Central MA – Mar 14

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners Basics – CWE Central MA – Mar 15

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

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Mar 15

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keeping your customers.

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright - CWE Central MA - Mar 16

This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand.

Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA – Mar 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Sales and Negotiation Skills – CWE Central MA – Mar 22

any people shy away from the idea of negotiating, but developing your negotiation skills can be a key factor in the success of your new or growing venture. This workshop will provide practical tools and tips that will help you to negotiate effectivel...

Help I Need a Website - CWE Central MA - Mar 28

With the prominence of the internet now, every business needs a strong web presence. In this session learn the pros and cons of hiring a web designer versus doing it yourself; how to choose a platform; how to secure your domain name; understand stan...

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE Central MA – Mar 29

The discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what lenders and investors look for when making financing decisions. The panel may include, but not be limited to, the following experts:

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA – Apr 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.  In this workshop, you will:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Central MA – Apr 5

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Hudson) Apr 12

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA – Apr 17

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Insure your Business with Confidence – CWE Central MA – Apr 26

n this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.  This session will provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance a...

Financing Strategies for Your Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 26

The discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what lenders and investors look for when making financing decisions. 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA – May 1

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Central MA – May 8

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.

Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA – May 15

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners Basics – CWE Central MA – May 17

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

Intellectual Property - CWE Central MA - May 18

This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA (Hudson) Jun 7

This workshop is suitable for pre-startup entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Jun 27

A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all sizes need to develop a brand.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Hudson) Jul 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.