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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

CWE Eastern MA: Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - October 22

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: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - October27

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: Steps to Start a Business - October 29

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

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?

Connect to Self: Body, Strength, and Dignity (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 21

Join us to learn how to connect to your dignity and rethink your self-care routine!

Decisions, Decisions: Making Tough Decisions During COVID (Online Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 26

Come enjoy the camaraderie of other women in this informal networking group as we share our thoughts on the decision-making process during COVID.

Tuesday Talks with CWE & SBA (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 27

Join CWE and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for our monthly check-ins for women in business!  We'll share updates from CWE and SBA, and answer your questions.

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual) - CWE RI - Oct 28

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain "not normal" for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. This means you need to be strategic about your planning and communications in order t...

Social Media Made Simple (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 28

This workshop is meant for folks that are looking for a high-level overview of how to navigate each social media platform, and the tools that are available to help you succeed. 

All About Your Business’ Financial Statements (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 30

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them?

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: Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - October 22

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: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - October27

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: Steps to Start a Business - October 29

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

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...

Finance Without Fear: Braving Your Numbers for Better Outcomes (Webinar) - Central MA - Oct 27

In this webinar, through a combination of storytelling and practical how-to’s, you will learn how to face your finances!

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual) - CWE RI - Oct 28

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain "not normal" for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. This means you need to be strategic about your planning and communications in order t...

Keeping the Books: Basic Accounting & Recordkeeping (Webinar) - CWE Central MA - Oct 29

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

AARP Work For Yourself @ 50+ (Virtual) - CWE RI - Nov 2

Work for Yourself@50+ is a webinar 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.

CWEVT - 10-Week Biz Planning For Food & Ag - 11/2

This 10-week course will take you from idea to plan and put you on stable ground to launch your food and farm 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

CWE Eastern MA: Programa de Crecimiento Empresarial Estratégico para Lawrence/Andover/North Andover

Programa de Crecimiento Empresarial Estratégico para Emprendedoras de Lawrence, Andorver y North Andover

CWE Eastern MA: Managing Your Cash Flow during COVID-19 - October 28

Join us for this webinar series to help you navigate the resources to help you keep your business afloat.

CWE Eastern MA: Finding New Revenue Streams in Retail & Food - Nov 4

Join us for this webinar to help your retail or food business identify new sources of revenue during COVID.

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual) - CWE RI - Oct 28

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain "not normal" for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. This means you need to be strategic about your planning and communications in order t...

Panel Discussion: Where Is The Money? - CWE RI - Nov 4

Are you in the process of starting your business or do you need financing to expand your business? Join this lender panel discussion where you will learn about business loan products, services, and the stipulations. Our invited speakers will be Bank...

Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Nov 19

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners in industries where they have been historically underrepresented, the federal government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracti...

Understand and Improve Your Credit (Virtual) - CWE RI - Dec 15

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. We will discuss how to maintenance a positive score and how to correct errors on the report. Knowledge is power, the more you understand credit, the better equipped you will be to make sound financial...

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