CWE Rhode Island – Women Business Center

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

At the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) we provide 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. In Providence, Rhode Island since 2002 our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs.

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 Rhode Island

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting - CWE RI - Jan 23

Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial record-keeping is critical to your success.   

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jan 24

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.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Jan 30

Learn from seasoned recruiters who know what it takes to get noticed for your next job.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Jan 30

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno, entonces este taller es para usted.

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE RI - Jan 31

Discuss effective, AFFORDABLE ways to connect with your audience.

AARP Work for Yourself @ 50+ - CWE RI - Feb 1

Work for Yourself@50+ is a comprehensive program to help you learn about self-employment and make the decisions that are right for you

Intellectual Property - CWE RI - Feb 5

tend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas.

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Feb 6

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit - CWE RI - Feb 6

This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health. 

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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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

Harness opportunities to help you meet your business goals. Find out where you fit in by taking our Assessment then find the class that is right for you.

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