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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - June 5

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.

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - June 5

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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - June 7

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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - June 12

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

Understanding Your Business Financial Statements - CWE RI - June 13

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you  gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for...

Mastering Time Management Skills - CWE RI - June 14

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive. In this workshop you will learn how  to juggle your personal and professional life.

Improving your Presentation Skills - CWE RI - June 19

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.

Personal Financial Planning - CWE RI - June 26

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for your future.

Rock your Resume - CWE RI - July 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.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - July 12

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

Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted - CWE RI - July 16

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - July 17

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. 

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.