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

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Vermont - Dec 12

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a new business owner. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Dec 13

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

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Vermont - Dec 14

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.  

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Vermont - Dec 19

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn:  The basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your  business thrive

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE VT – Jan 4

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

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE VT – Jan 9

This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. It is suited for businesses in the first 1-3 years of operations with sales between $25-$100K/year.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – Jan 10

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

Mastering Time Management Skills – CWE VT – Jan 11

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.

CEP: Visioning (2 Weeks) – CWE VT – Jan 11

If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! 

Accounting for Non-Accountants – CWE VT – Jan 16

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance.  The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?  In this workshop, participants will learn:


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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