CWE Rhode Island - Women Business Center

In Providence, Rhode Island since 2000, CWE helps women start and grow their own business.  As New England's leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful business women at the other end of the spectrum.

For more information about CWE in Rhode Island please call 401-277-0800 or email us at info.RhodeIsland@CWEonline.org

Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903

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   Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please call us at 401-277-0800. 

Lunch and Learn: Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Rhode Island - Sep 25
Competition for a spot in the marketplace and media is tough. Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility for your products and services. Find out how to market your product, determine and refine your target audience, and reach customers with the right message and the right media. Read More...

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Sep 26
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. It is suited for businesses in the first 1-3 years of operations with sales between $25-$100K/year. Read More...

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 2
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. Read More...

Leveraging LinkedIn for your Job Search - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 3
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your next job. Read More...

Exploring SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 04
This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business. Read More...

Creating a Marketing Plan: Intensive Course (3 Sessions) - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 5
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. Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 12
Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 17
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you, Read More...

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 18
This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand. Read More...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 23
From the importance of grooming and first impressions, to the way clothing communicates, your image has an undeniable impact on your success. Discovering your image can change your life. Read More...

Tech Entrepreneurship - CWE Rhode Island - 24 Oct through 28 Nov
Learn the steps necessary to successfully evaluate, develop and launch a software idea or project. Read More...

Using Blogging to Grow Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 25
Are you a business that would like to reach out to your audience effectively, timely, and inexpensively? Do you enjoy writing, sharing your thoughts and idea while creating conversation? If you answered yes, then blogging is for you! Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 27
The discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what lenders and investors look for when making financing decisions. Read More...

Es el Empresariado Adecuado para Usted? - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 30
Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted podrá: Read More...

Coffee and Connections - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 3
This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful and highly productive business owners and experts. Read More...

Pasos para Iniciar un Negocio - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 6
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. Inscríbase para que: Read More...

Opening Doors to Government and Corporate Contracting - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 7
Interested in landing contracts with state or federal agencies? Interested in being a supplier to large corporations? Read More...

Branding for your Small Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 8
Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo-it's your reputation, and it's essential to keep your customers returning. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 13
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 14
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. Read More...

AARP Workshop: Work for Yourself@50+ - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 14
Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Let Work for Yourself@50+ help you get started. Join us for an interactive workshop where you'll learn to: Explore your options, Find your focus, Make a plan, Watch out for trouble, Connect with resources in your community Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn From the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 17
If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a new business owner. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 20
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Read More...

Exploring SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 20
This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business. Read More...

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 28
This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health. Read More...

Interviewing Strategies & Skills - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 29
The journey of finding our ideal job can be exciting and rewarding, but you need to prepare yourself for the process. Read More...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Small Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 30
Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 1
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. Read More...

Master the Power of LinkedIn for Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 4
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners who want to quickly master their firms' business development potential through LinkedIn. Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 5
This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business. Read More...

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 6
The numbers tell a story; do you know how to read it? Read More...

Effective Leadership Practices - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 11
Increase awareness of your own leadership style, examine the responsibilities of leadership, and determine best practices. Read More...

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 12
At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. Read More...

Coffee & Connections - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 15
This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly-productive business owners and experts. Read More...

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Sep 26
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. It is suited for businesses in the first 1-3 years of operations with sales between $25-$100K/year. Read More...

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132 George M. Cohan Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903


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