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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

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?

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th 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 h...

Facebook for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 21

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. 

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Oct 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Oct 23

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

Twitter for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 23

This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, to how to use it as a tool to help grow your business. 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE New Hampshire - Oct 23

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

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE RI - Oct 24

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.  Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can p...

Growth Strategies and Certification Options - Central MA (Orange) - Oct 24

Strategize the next steps for your business and learn whether certification is the right move for you!

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.

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.

CWE Eastern MA – October 8th through November 26th

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 becomin...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th 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 h...

Speed Mentoring/Executive Roundtable Mash-up (MANCHESTER) - CWE New Hampshire - Oct 24

Join us for a unique mentoring experience that merges the best of two popular event platforms — the executive roundtable and speed networking.

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – October 24

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: • Develop your business idea and planning • Review the importance of ...

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.

Social Media Marketing 101 (PLYMOUTH) - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 13

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn what you need to know to get started!

Marketing on a Shoestring (Innovate Newport) - CWE RI - Nov 14

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 Discover how to market your product Determine ...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Dec 4

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

Understanding Business Financials - CWE VT - Dec 9

Join us for an introduction to financial reports, tracking income & expenses, and how to use your numbers to run a profitable 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

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th 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 h...

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - Oct 29

 This workshop will cover basic strategies to grow your revenue base and evaluate the direction your business is taking. 

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.

Advanced Grant writing for non-profits - Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Advanced Grant writing for non-profits - Thursday, November 7th, 2019 This workshop will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants. The workshop targets individuals who have some experience with...

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.

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