CWE Rhode Island – Women 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 2002, the Rhode Island 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.

Courses in Rhode Island

Planificación de negocios (virtual) (12 sesiones) - CWE RI

Este curso lo ayudará a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un empresario independiente, mientras adquiere confianza en usted mismo y en su conocimiento de la gestión de pequeñas empresas.

CEP Business Planning ( Virtual 12 sessions) - CWE RI

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? This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming...

Leveraging LinkedIn (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 18

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your business or career.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Aug 19

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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 25

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

Rhode Island Secretary of State Business Services Informational Webinar (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 26

Whether you’re looking to open a brand new business or to maintain or grow an existing one, the RI Department of State Business Services Division can help.

Seminario para reforzar su crédito (Virtual) - CWE RI - Ago 31

Aprenda cómo funciona el crédito y por qué es importante. Discutiremos cómo mantener una puntuación positiva y cómo corregir los errores en el informe.   

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources (Virtual) - CWE RI - Sep 23

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them start or expand a business.

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.

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

Rhode Island

Veronica Martinez
Director - Rhode Island
(401) 427-6532
Nancy Vargas
Program Manager - Rhode Island
(401) 427-6535
Program Coordinator - RI
(401) 427-6531

Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 401-277-0800.

Rhode Island l 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence, RI L 401-277-0800

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