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

Retail Boot Camp and Mentoring Program - CWE Rhode Island - October

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

CEP Business Planning: Getting Started - CWE RI - Nov 26

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.

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Nov 28

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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Dec 4

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

Job Search Tips for People in Transition - CWE RI - Dec 5

This workshop will give you a broad outlook on areas to be aware of when setting out on the job search.

AARP Work for Yourself @ 50+ - CWE RI - Dec 6

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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - Dec 11

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit - CWE RI - Dec 11

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.

Social Media Made Simple - CWE RI - Dec 12

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop!

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search - CWE RI - Dec 12

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your next job.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Dec 18

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 - Jan 8

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 - Jan 9

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