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...

Leveraging LinkedIn (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 18

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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Aug 19

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 25

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

Rhode Island Secretary of State Business Services Informational Webinar (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 26

Whether you’re looking to open a brand new business or to maintain or grow an existing one, the RI Department of State Business Services Division can help.

Seminario para reforzar su crédito (Virtual) - CWE RI - Ago 31

Aprenda cómo funciona el crédito y por qué es importante. Discutiremos cómo mantener una puntuación positiva y cómo corregir los errores en el informe.   

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources (Virtual) - CWE RI - Sep 23

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.

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.