Getting Started

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

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?

Vermont Classes

CWE Vermont has exciting things planned for 2020 and we can't wait for you to join us! Please click here for access to our course offerings. 

Success for Small Business (Woonsocket) - CWE RI - Jan 28 & Jan 30

Success for Small Business is a program developed to assist small business owners and provide guidance on how to operate successfully.  

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 28

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

AARP Work for Yourself@50+ (Innovate Newport)- CWE RI - Jan 28

Work for Yourself@50+ is a workshop to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 28

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

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA – January 29

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – January 29

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.  

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - Jan 30

Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. 

Facebook for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Feb 5

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.

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 (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.

Vermont Classes

CWE Vermont has exciting things planned for 2020 and we can't wait for you to join us! Please click here for access to our course offerings. 

CEP Business Planning (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...

Fierce Friday: Branding and Social Media Marketing Summit (DERRY) - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 24

Learn the top 10 tips for social media marketing, the building blocks of good branding, and why you need to add video to your marketing tool kit today!

Success for Small Business (Woonsocket) - CWE RI - Jan 28 & Jan 30

Success for Small Business is a program developed to assist small business owners and provide guidance on how to operate successfully.  

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification for the State of RI - CWE RI - Jan 28

Did you know certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government?  

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – January 29

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.  

Advanced Grant Writing Skills - CWE RI - Feb 4

The workshop will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2 Parts) (Staples-Govt Ctr) - CWE Eastern MA - February 6 & 13

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?

Explore Small Business Administration Resources (Harvard ILab) – CWE Eastern MA – February 11

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.  

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

Power Forward! (Hybrid Class) - CWE RI - Spring 2020

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur ready to lead your business to the next phase, this accelerator program is for you!

Vermont Classes

CWE Vermont has exciting things planned for 2020 and we can't wait for you to join us! Please click here for access to our course offerings. 

Advanced Grant Writing Skills - CWE RI - Feb 4

The workshop will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants.

Getting Started Selling Online - Vermont - Feb 5

If you are planning to sell products online or are in the early stages of e-commerce, this session is for you.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources (Harvard ILab) – CWE Eastern MA – February 11

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.  

Understanding Cash Flow Management (Staples-Brighton) - CWE Eastern MA - February 20

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. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management. ...

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales of Strategies (Staples - Cambridge) - CWE Eastern MA - February 20

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. 

Visioning & Goal Setting: Business 2020 - Vermont - Feb 21

What do you want your business to do for you this year? How are you going to keep your head about you on those “how am I ever going to get this done?!” days?

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Mar 10

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.

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