CWE Vermont – Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) opened the Women's Business Center in Vermont in 2016.  Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA), CWE works with the SBA in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Eastern and Central Massachusetts to deliver quality services to current and prospective women entrepreneurs. 

At the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) we provide opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs that have been perfected since 1995.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Vermont

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Oct 23

Leave with resources and next steps for you to start your business journey.

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE VT - Oct 24

This panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a small business owner.

Legal Considerations for Growing Businesses - CWE VT - Oct 25

Bring your legal questions to this Q&A, discussion-based class with attorney Kat O'Neill that will cover a range of legal issues faced by growing businesses.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Oct 28

Need an introduction to why and how to write a business plan? Join us!

Marketing Strategy Intensive - CWE VT - Nov 1, 8, & 15

In need of improved marketing materials and overall outreach strategy for your small business? YOU can gain the know-how to develop your business' strategic marketing plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE VT - Nov 6

This session provides an overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

In-Depth Introduction to Instagram for Businesses - CWE VT - Nov 7

This session is designed for those who new to using Instagram for digital marketing and need help getting started.

Getting Found Online: SEO & SEM - CWE VT - Nov 13

Join us to learn what SEO is and why it matters, best practices for search optimization, search engine marketing/advertising, and more.

Cash Flow Management - CWE VT - Nov 18

Want to learn about cash flow management, how to identify and reduce risks to your business' cash flow, and how to use reports to manage cash flow?

How To Obtain Bank Financing - CWE VT - Nov 19

Join us to learn about bank financing if you are considering using a loan to start or grow your business.


Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Learn More


Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 802-391-4870.

CWE Vermont l 431 Pine St., Suite 101, Burlington, VT 05401

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