Classes

Classes - Womens Conference Attendee

If you’re starting a business, you have questions. The Center For Women & Enterprise offers you classes, workshops, and training and networking opportunities as you begin this exciting journey of entrepreneurship.

Take a look at what CWE can do for you.

To view classes at a specific Women Business Center please click on the link below:

   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.

Are you in career transition or considering a new path?

The economy has left many of us unemployed or underemployed. Take advantage of our free workshops for professionals in transition.

Our workshops are run by experienced career counselors. Each class also includes a discussion of coping with the stresses and challenges of unemployment.


Creating Your Next Steps - Baby Boomers in Transition - CWE Rhode Island - May 10
Were you born between 1946 and 1964? Are you a recent empty nester, newcomer to the area, single again, changing jobs or careers, transitioning to retirement, Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE Eastern MA - May 16
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this session to explore the art Read More...

Retirement Planning for Women - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 2
Yes, retirement planning is necessary because that "day" will arrive and you will need a detailed path to be successful. Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 22
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this session to explore Read More...

Understand, Manage & Improve Your Credit - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 12
The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 20
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools Read More...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 31
Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds? Read More...

Interviewing Strategies & Skills - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 4
The journey of finding our ideal job can be exciting and rewarding, but you need to prepare yourself for the process. Read More...

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 . . .

Business Planning- Getting Started (5-weeks) - CWE Rhode Island - May 1 - June 5
Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start? This course can help you to take the necessary steps to become an independent business owner. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - May 2
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You?- CWE Rhode Island - May 3
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - CWE New Hampshire - May 4
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE New Hampshire - May 8
As an entrepreneur, your ability to persuade your audience through a concise and compelling presentation is a key factor to your business success Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - May 8
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - May 9
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...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - May 9
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - May 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 Read More...

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements - CWE Vermont - May 9
You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA - May 11
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. Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - May 11
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - May 11
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts-CWE Central MA - May 12
If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options available to new business owners. Read More...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - May 17
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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - May 18
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - May 18
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Eastern MA - May 23
Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Eastern MA - May 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 Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Eastern MA - May 24
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - May 25
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...

Understand, Manage & Improve Your Credit - CWE Rhode Island - May 30
The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. This workshop will help you understand the importance Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - May 30
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - May 31
If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options Read More...

Pricing For Your Market - CWE Eastern MA - May 31
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only factor Read More...

Legal Considerations - CWE Central MA - Jun 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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 1
This workshop will help you understand the various US Small Business Administration programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 5
Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial recordkeeping is critical to your success. Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - Jun 5
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Rhode Island -Jun 5
Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn: Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 6
If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options available Read More...

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 6
You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Jun 6
This workshop will outline everything you need to know from developing your business idea to reviewing the importance of a business plan. Read More...

QuickBooks Basics (4-weeks) - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 6 - Jun 27
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 7
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 7
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 7
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...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - Jun 12
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Jun 13
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 14
If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 14
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 Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island -Jun 14
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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Jun 15
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Pricing For Your Market - CWE Vermont - Jun 16
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jun16
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 19
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...

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 21
Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Jun 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 Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Jun 22
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 23
If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options Read More...

Pricing for Your Market - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 26
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Jun 28
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 28
In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policies Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 28
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Jul 6
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 6
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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 6
This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs Read More...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 7
A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all sizes need to develop a brand. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 7
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Pricing For Your Market - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 10
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 11
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Crowdfunding: Alternate Funding for Your Start-Up Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 11
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding Read More...

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 13
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. Read More...

Business Planning Basics - CWE Central MA - Jul 18
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 20
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 20
This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 24
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 26
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 1
Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 3
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Aug 3
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Starting a Non-Profit - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 14
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people Read More...

Steps to Starting Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 16
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 17
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 21
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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 21
This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs Read More...

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 29
Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Read More...

Are you just starting to envision your business idea or are in the start-up phase of business ownership?

We have courses that will provide you with the planning skills necessary to lessen your risk and prepare for success.

 

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 your local Center with your request. Please click here for Contact information.


Master Your Social Media & Email Marketing Strategy (3-Weeks) - CWE Eastern MA - June 7 - June 21
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Marketing Intensive (3-weeks) - CWE Vermont - May 5 -May 19
As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers Read More...

Strategies & Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE New Hampshire - May 12
Many people shy away from the idea of negotiating, but developing your negotiation skills can be a key factor in the success of your new or growing venture. Read More...

Introduction to Intellectual Property - CWE New Hampshire - May 15
This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas. Read More...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark - CWE Rhode Island - May 19
This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to trademark that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand. Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - May 22
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. Read More...

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE New Hampshire - May 24
Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques Read More...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE Eastern MA - May 30
As an entrepreneur, your ability to persuade your audience through a concise and compelling presentation is a key factor to your business success. This interactive workshop focuses on the basics Read More...

Maximize the Power of LinkedIn for Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - May 31
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners that want to quickly master the business development potential through LinkedIn. Read More...

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-Weeks) - CWE Eastern MA - June 5 - June 12
Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. In this workshop, participants will learn Read More...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - June 6
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding- how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business! Read More...

Master Your Social Media & Email Marketing Strategy (3-Weeks) - CWE Eastern MA - June 7 - June 21
Are you looking to solidify or improve your online presence and digital marketing strategy? This fun, informative and interactive 3-part workshop is designed to help you build an overall strategy for marketing your business online. Read More...

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website with SEO - CWE Eastern MA - June 13
Search Engines are one of the primary ways that Internet users find websites. That’s why a website with good search engine listings may see a dramatic increase in traffic. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Nonprofit - CWE Eastern MA - June 15
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Eastern MA - June 19
This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Eastern MA - June 19
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As part of this workshop, you will: Explore the process and learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - June 27
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - June 29
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. 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. Read More...

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 18
Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn Read More...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 24
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...