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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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Mar 21

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 New Hampshire - Mar 21

Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts – CWE Eastern MA – Thursday, March 21

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. 

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE RI - March 21

This discussion on Facebook Strategy gives you a platform to help you understand what the conversation should sound like between your internal team and the company building your web presence.

What it Takes: A Panel Conversation with Women in Business - CWE Central MA - Mar 21

Whether you are looking to open a brick and mortar, create a product or offer a service – this event has something for everyone!

Saturday Start-up Summit (KEENE) - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 23

Are you thinking about starting a business but don’t know where to start? Limited on time? Attend this Saturday Summit and get all the nuts and bolts in one place!

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT Mar 25

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Mar 25

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

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Mar 26

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno, entonces este taller es para usted.

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Mar 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

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 . . .

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE RI - March 21

This discussion on Facebook Strategy gives you a platform to help you understand what the conversation should sound like between your internal team and the company building your web presence.

Rutland Training: QuickBooks Online - CWE VT - Mar 22

Join us for a training in Rutland of QuickBooks Online on Friday, March 22 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm!  All participants must bring a laptop with an active QuickBooks Online subscription.

Business Planning - Getting Started (10-Week Class) - CWE Eastern MA - Spring 2019

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?

Marketing On A Shoestring - CWE Eastern MA - March 27

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility for your products and services.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 27

Gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding and learn tips for building your own successful brand.

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 2

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.

Social Media Content Planning: Scheduling Your Ideas for Success - CWE VT - Apr 3

 This workshop will help you pull together your business goals and communications channels into an actionable plan. You will learn how to leverage email marketing, blogs, and social media posts into coordinated strategies to reach your customers and...

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained – CWE Eastern MA – April 4

Confused about Non-Profits, Benefit Corporations (B-Corp), and regular Corporations?

Intellectual Property: Protect Business Brand & Ideas - CWE RI - Apr 4

This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know.

Writing Successful Grant Proposals – CWE Eastern MA – April 4 & April 11

This class will help you increase your capacity to write successful grant proposals. 

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

PowerUP! 13-Week Strategic Planning Program - CWE Eastern MA - February 27

Gearing up to take your business to the next level? This fast-paced comprehensive program is designed for entrepreneurs with some business background, or for those who have begun a business without a formal plan.

Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Mar 28

Are you looking to use Instagram and Pinterest for your business? Join us for this workshop.

Protect Your Business with Copyright & Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - April 3

As an entrepreneur with an innovative product or service, it is essential to know how to protect your brand, your name, and the content you create.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - April 3

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

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE VT - Apr 11

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company.

Gorgeous Graphics: How to Make Your Business Look Good on Social Media - CWE NH - Apr 17

Learn how to pull people in through eye-catching visuals on your social media platforms.

Facebook for Small Businesses @ Harvard Innovation Lab - CWE Eastern MA - April 17

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business. Most of us have personal Facebook accounts, but the ins and outs of page management for your business are not the same as your own profile.

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales of Strategies - CWE Eastern MA - April 18

Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques. 

Business Branding - CWE VT - Apr 23

In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding, and learn tips for building your own successful brand.

Creating an Effective Marketing Plan (3-Week Course) - CWE Eastern MA - April 25, May 2, May 9

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

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