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 (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 (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...

Success for Small Business (Woonsocket) - CWE RI - Jan 28 & Jan 30

Success for Small Business is a program developed to assist small business owners and provide guidance on how to operate successfully.  

AARP Work for Yourself@50+ (Innovate Newport)- CWE RI - Jan 28

Work for Yourself@50+ is a workshop 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.

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification for the State of RI - CWE RI - Jan 28

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

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.

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

Develop and strengthen fundraising skills for your non profit

Marketing Freedom with Mailchimp Webinar-Class Hybrid - CWE RI - Feb 11 & Feb 18

In this hands-on hybrid webinar/workshop you will learn how to use Mailchimp as an email marketing tool.

AARP Work for Yourself@50+ - CWE RI - Feb 12

Work for Yourself@50+ is a workshop 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.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - Feb 25

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.

Social Media Made Simple - CWE RI - Mar 4

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Mar 10

Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. Knowing how to create a resume that showcases your skills and presents you in the best light is a valuable skill that anyone in transition should have.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Mar 11

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.  

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.