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.

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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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Mar 21

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

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE RI - March 21

This discussion on Facebook Strategy gives you a platform to help you understand what the conversation should sound like between your internal team and the company building your web presence.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Mar 26

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.

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Mar 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Mar 28

Are you looking to use Instagram and Pinterest for your business? Join us for this workshop.

Intellectual Property: Protect Business Brand & Ideas - CWE RI - Apr 4

This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know.

CWE Rhode Island - Intellectual Property: Enforcement & Defense - CWE RI - Apr 11

This workshop provides a high-level overview on how entrepreneurs can enforce and defend their intellectual property rights.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Apr 12

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

Personal Branding - CWE RI - Apr 16

Businesses and corporations understand the importance of developing strong brands. Today, however, individuals in career transition who are vying for work in a highly competitive marketplace are taking a lesson from businesses and emerging with thei...

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Apr 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Intellectual Property: Monetization and Licensing - CWE RI - Apr 25

This workshop provides a high-level overview on how entrepreneurs can monetize and license their intellectual property.

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - May 2

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification - CWE RI - May 16

Certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - May 21

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

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE RI - May 22

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

Creating Website Content for Maximum Engagement - CWE RI - May 29

Build-it-yourself web platforms like Squarespace and Wix promise that you can build a beautiful and dynamic website in a single afternoon; which is only half the truth. While selecting a cool-looking template is a good start it’s up to you to create...

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tue & Thu) - CWE RI - Jun 3

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?

Planificación de su Negocio (4 semanas, lun, mie, y jue) - CWE RI - jun 24

¿ Tiene una idea para un negocio que desea iniciar o quizás explorar más profundamente? ¿Siempre has soñado con ser empresario, pero no esta seguro de dónde empezar? Este curso puede ayudarle a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un propi...

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jun 27

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

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tue & Thu) - CWE RI - Jul 8

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.