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

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting - CWE RI - Jan 23

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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jan 24

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.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Jan 30

Learn from seasoned recruiters who know what it takes to get noticed for your next job.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Jan 30

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.

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE RI - Jan 31

Discuss effective, AFFORDABLE ways to connect with your audience.

AARP Work for Yourself @ 50+ - CWE RI - Feb 1

Work for Yourself@50+ is a comprehensive program to help you learn about self-employment and make the decisions that are right for you

Intellectual Property - CWE RI - Feb 5

tend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas.

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Feb 6

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit - CWE RI - Feb 6

This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health. 

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Feb 7

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

CEP Business Planning: Getting Started (3 week program) - CWE RI - Feb 11

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.

¿Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted? - CWE RI - Feb 12

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted.

Retail Boot Camp and Mentoring Program - CWE Rhode Island - March & April 2019

Retail Boot Camp (RBC) will prepare serious Rho de Island entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar retail establishment. 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Feb 13

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

¿Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted? - CWE RI - Feb 13

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted.

Job Search Tips for People in Transition - CWE RI - Feb 14

This workshop will give you a broad outlook on areas to be aware of when setting out on the job search. It will help you answer questions such as:

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Feb 15

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

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search - CWE RI - Feb 20

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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Feb 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

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Feb 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.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - Feb 27

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 a Marketing Plan (3 week Intensive Course) - CWE RI - Mar 6

Today, in order to build a successful business and stand out from the competition you need to stop doing “random acts of marketing”. Successful business people follow a reliable plan for business growth. 

¿Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted? - CWE RI - Mar 12

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. 

Retirement Planning for Women - CWE RI - Mar 19

Yes, retirement planning is necessary because that “day” will arrive and you will need a detailed path to be successful. The good news for women: they live longer, so they will have longer to enjoy their retirement. The bad news: they live longer, s...

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 Business - 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.