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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.

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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

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – April 9

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.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - April 25

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

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Apr 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Business Planning Basics - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 23

If you are in the early stages of starting a business and want to organize your ideas, this class is for you.

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting - CWE Central MA - Apr 23

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to  the best practices in keeping books for your small business.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - abr 23

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.

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – April 25

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

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Central MA - Apr 25

The basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your business thrive

Intellectual Property: Monetization and Licensing - CWE RI - Apr 25

This workshop provides a high-level overview on how entrepreneurs can monetize and license their intellectual property.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE VT - Apr 25

This session provides an overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

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 . . .

Writing Successful Grant Proposals – CWE Eastern MA – April 17 & April 24

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

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Apr 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Planificación de su Negocio (4 semanas, lun, mie, y jue) - CWE RI - abr 22

¿ Tiene una idea para un negocio que desea iniciar o quizás explorar más profundamente? ¿Siempre has soñado con ser empresario, pero no esta seguro de dónde empezar? Este curso puede ayudarle a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un propi...

Pricing for Profit - CWE Eastern MA - April 23

Often, business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only factor when determining the price of a product or service. 

Intellectual Property: Monetization and Licensing - CWE RI - Apr 25

This workshop provides a high-level overview on how entrepreneurs can monetize and license their intellectual property.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE VT - Apr 25

This session provides an overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

Basics of Business Contracts & Agreements - CWE Eastern MA - April 29

As a current or prospective business owner, you will have a number of business relationships involving some type of contractual commitment or obligation. Managing your contracts and business relationships is therefore very important.

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tue & Thu) - CWE RI - May 6

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?

Social Media For Your Business: Speed Mentoring - CWE VT - May 10

Bring your social media questions about your business to our office hours.

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained – CWE Eastern MA – May 13

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

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

Best Practices for 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.

Intellectual Property: Monetization and Licensing - CWE RI - Apr 25

This workshop provides a high-level overview on how entrepreneurs can monetize and license their intellectual property.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE VT - Apr 29

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.

Expert Series Online Webinar: Submit a Winning Bid - Online Learning - May 1

Join this webinar to learn: What are the main things they can expect to see on an RFP? What are common errors that you have seen? What can they do to prepare right now even if there’s no RFP for them to bid on yet? ...

Creating an Effective Marketing Plan (3-Week Course) - CWE Eastern MA - May 2 to May 16

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.

Start Up Nashua Small Business Conference - CWE New Hampshire - May 2

Start Up Nashua's Small Business Conference. Theme: Innovation for any organization:Changes that count. Keep your business relevant in today's rapidly changing world.

Systems With Soul - CWE VT - May 2

Learn how business systems are holistic, grow organically, and what you can do to leverage the way they work for you.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - May 7 & 14

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?

Marketing con un presupuesto limitado - CWE RI - may 7

La competencia para obtener un un lugar en el Mercado es díficil. Tome este taller para: Aprender como maximizar sus recursos y obtener visibilidad para sus productos y servicios Descubrir como mercadear su producto Dete...

How to Give Effective Presentations - CWE Eastern MA - May 15

This interactive workshop focuses on the basics of developing a strong presentation and the skills you can use when speaking to various stakeholders such as potential investors and clients.

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