Grow: CWE Rhode Island – Women Business Center


As your business grows so must your skills. The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) offers many opportunities for you to acquire the know-how you need when you need it.

Grow Your Skills – Your Roadmap to Success

Our varied curriculum will help you navigate the different ways you can grow your business, and maximize your success. We offer courses, workshops, and networking opportunities at convenient times and locations with your schedule in mind.

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Rhode Island Grow Courses

Power Forward! (Hybrid Class) - CWE RI - Spring 2020

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur ready to lead your business to the next phase, this accelerator program is for you!

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE RI - Feb 3

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

Advanced Grant Writing Skills - CWE RI - Feb 4

The workshop will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants.

Develop Fundraising Skills for your Nonprofit - CWE RI - Feb 10

Develop and strengthen fundraising skills for your non profit

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Feb 12

Are You A Woman-Owned Small Business Interested In Selling To The Federal Government? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Can Help!  

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification for the State of RI - CWE RI - Mar 3

Did you know certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government?

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Mar 17

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them?

Leveraging LinkedIn - CWE RI - Mar 17

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

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.