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

CEP Business Planning: Getting Started (3 week course) - CWE RI - July 9

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?

Understand Manage and Improve your Credit - CWE RI - July 24

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable.  This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

The Art of Networking - CWE RI - August 2

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - August 8

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 - August 8

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. 

Keeping the Books: Basic Record-keeping and Accounting - CWE RI - August 21

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.    This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the best practices in keeping books ...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You - CWE RI - August 22

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

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE RI - August 23

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture   however, it is vital to the success of any business strategy.   This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management ...

Improving your Presentation Skills - CWE RI - August 28

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success.  Learn the dos and don’ts of how to give a presentation, how to approach your subject with confidence, and how to avoi...