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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. Use our Assessment Tool to help you find the path that is right for you. Ready to get started? Fill out the Client Information Form and/or schedule a time to consult about your business ideas at the Center near you.

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Click on the level and view the classes available for where you are on your road to start and run a business, increase your professional success, and personal growth.

Explore

Are you unemployed, underemployed, or considering starting your own business?

CWE offers workshops related to job search, personal budgeting, career growth strategies, and entrepreneurship. CWE helps you discover if owning or starting your own business is right for you.

These workshops include:

  • Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
  • The Art of Networking
  • Steps to Starting a Business
  • Financing Strategies

CWE Eastern MA: Business Plan Basics - August 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

CWE Eastern MA: Steps to Start a Business - August 26

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

CWE Eastern MA: Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - August 20

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.

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tues, & Wed) - CWE RI - Oct 1

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?

Changes and Options for Getting Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification (Virtual) - Aug 13

The  Women-Owned Small Business Certification Federal Contracting Program  has had some exciting improvements for their certification process of both the Women-Owned Small Businesses.

Business Strategies for Surviving a Difficult Labor Market (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 13

Learn how to hire in a difficult market and recieve training funds, learn about alternatives to layoffs and so much more. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for your Small Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 14

Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding- how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business!

Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Aug 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

Leveraging LinkedIn (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 18

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your business or career.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Aug 19

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

Plan

Is Owning Your Own Business Right For You?

CWE helps you discover if owning or starting your own business is right for you. The workshops will provide you with resources and tools that will help you make the decision that is right for you. The workshops are FREE.

Workshops include:

  • Is Entrepreneurship Right for You
  • Legal Considerations for Your Business
  • 12 Steps to Starting a Business
  • And more . . .

Planificación de negocios (virtual) (12 sesiones) - CWE RI

Este curso lo ayudará a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un empresario independiente, mientras adquiere confianza en usted mismo y en su conocimiento de la gestión de pequeñas empresas.

CWE Eastern MA: Business Plan Basics - August 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

CWE Eastern MA: Steps to Start a Business - August 26

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

CWE Eastern MA: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - August 25

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs.

CWE Eastern MA: Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - August 20

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.

CWE Eastern MA: Social Media Made Simple - August 19

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

CWE Eastern MA: Cambridge 10-Week Business Planning Program September 21st to December 7th

The City of Cambridge collaborates with the  Center for Women and Enterprise  to offer Cambridge Business Planning Program online. 

CEP Business Planning ( Virtual 12 sessions) - CWE RI

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? This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming...

Leveraging LinkedIn (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 18

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your business or career.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Aug 19

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

Build

Your business is open and running – now what?

Bring your business to the next level with workshops and events that will provide you with the tools you need to increase your venture.

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Marketing Intensive
  • Selling Online
  • Ways to Maximize Linked In for Your Business

CWE Eastern MA: Sales Strategies Masterclass - August 27

Implementing  a Successful Sales Process

CWE Eastern MA: Advanced Grant Writing for Nonprofits - August 25

This advanced class will assist you to increase your capacity to write successful grants.

CWE Eastern MA: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - August 25

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs.

CWE Eastern MA: Social Media Made Simple - August 19

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

CWE Eastern MA: Cambridge 10-Week Business Planning Program September 21st to December 7th

The City of Cambridge collaborates with the  Center for Women and Enterprise  to offer Cambridge Business Planning Program online. 

CWE Eastern MA: Steps to Grow Your Business - September 2

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level?

Leveraging LinkedIn (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 18

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your business or career.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 25

This web-based seminar provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company.

Rhode Island Secretary of State Business Services Informational Webinar (Virtual) - CWE RI - Aug 26

Whether you’re looking to open a brand new business or to maintain or grow an existing one, the RI Department of State Business Services Division can help.

Seminario para reforzar su crédito (Virtual) - CWE RI - Ago 31

Aprenda cómo funciona el crédito y por qué es importante. Discutiremos cómo mantener una puntuación positiva y cómo corregir los errores en el informe.   

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