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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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 22

This workshop provides an overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company - come with your questions! 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Jan 23

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.

Business Planning Basics - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 23

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

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - January 23

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.

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Central MA - Jan 24

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. 

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jan 24

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.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Jan 25

This workshop is suitable for pre-startup entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Saturday Start-up Summit (PORTSMOUTH) - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 26

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!

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 29

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 . . .

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting - CWE RI - Jan 23

Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial record-keeping is critical to your success.   

Introduction to Social Media Platforms for Businesses - CWE VT - Jan 24

Your business needs a social media presence and there are a lot of platforms to navigate. In this workshop, you’ll learn to streamline your social media efforts and ensure your active platform is most efficient and effective in reaching your target ...

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

"How Will I Get It All Done?" - CWE VT - Jan 25

Everyone finds time management challenging. You  can  be more productive! 

Pricing for Profit - CWE Eastern MA - January 29

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.

Selling Your Business & Succession Planning - CWE Central MA - Jan 31

Whether you have been in business for several years or are just starting out, you should have a solid exit strategy planned.  

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE RI - Jan 31

Discuss effective, AFFORDABLE ways to connect with your audience.

AARP Work for Yourself @ 50+ - CWE RI - Feb 1

Work for Yourself@50+ is a comprehensive program to help you learn about self-employment and make the decisions that are right for you

Intellectual Property - CWE RI - Feb 5

tend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas.

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

Facebook for Small Businesses @ Harvard Innovation Lab - CWE Eastern MA - January 24

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

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

"How Will I Get It All Done?" - CWE VT - Jan 25

Everyone finds time management challenging. You  can  be more productive! 

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - January 30

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.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - February 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?

CEP Business Planning: Getting Started (3 week program) - CWE RI - Feb 11

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

Inside Instagram - CWE VT - Feb 21

Get your Gram on! Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform and with the most engaged users, yet is the most confusing to navigate. Learn how Instagram works and generate a posting strategy for your business.

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - February 27

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.

3 Week Marketing Intensive - CWE VT- Mar 8, 15, & 22

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

Facebook Advertising Explained (Claremont) - CWE NH - Mar 13

Learn how to target ads and spend relatively little money to get improved visibility and branding through Facebook.

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