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 Record-keeping and Accounting - CWE RI - August 21

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You - CWE RI - August 22

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

Power Up! Plan Estrátegico Para Su Negocio - CWE RI - August 28

¿Desea llevar su negocio al próximo nível? Este es un programa comprensivo y acelerado, diseñado para aquellos emprenderores con conocimientos en negocios ó para aquellos emprendedores que han comenzado su negocio sin un plan de negocios formal.

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE RI - September 11

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture   however, it is vital to the success of any business strategy.   This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management ...

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - September 13

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 RI - September 17

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

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - September 19

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.

Power Forward! Strategic Plan for Growth - CWE RI - Sept 19

This accelerator program is designed for established business owners who have not yet grown their firms to substantial levels of revenue or employment. If you are an entrepreneur  ready to  lead your business to the next phase, this program is for yo...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE RI - Sept 27

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop 

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

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