CWE Rhode Island – Women’s Business Center

CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

Start Your Journey – Your Roadmap to Success

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.

Rhode Island Start Courses

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...

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual) - CWE RI - Oct 28

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain "not normal" for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. This means you need to be strategic about your planning and communications in order t...

AARP Work For Yourself @ 50+ (Virtual) - CWE RI - Nov 2

Work for Yourself@50+ is a webinar to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

Panel Discussion: Where Is The Money? - CWE RI - Nov 4

Are you in the process of starting your business or do you need financing to expand your business? Join this lender panel discussion where you will learn about business loan products, services, and the stipulations. Our invited speakers will be Bank...

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Nov 10

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. Topics covered include: -Technical Assis...

Understand and Improve Your Credit (Virtual) - CWE RI - Dec 15

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. We will discuss how to maintenance a positive score and how to correct errors on the report. Knowledge is power, the more you understand credit, the better equipped you will be to make sound financial...

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.