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.


Unleash the Power of Being Yourself: Build Confidence & Own Your Future (2 Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - July 5 & 12
This course is a two part Self Development workshop created to empower women entreprenuers and women in business to be their best self through confidence building, and by forging individual success to own and shape their future. 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...

Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Eastern MA - July 26
Connect! Network! Learn! Connect with dozens of other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and hors d'oeurves. 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 . . .

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...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - White River Junction VT - Jun 26
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Facebook Business Builder - CWE Eastern MA - June 27
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners that want to grow their business using Facebook Pages and Facebook Ads. In the large and complicated ecosystem of online marketing, Facebook remains a highly useful tool Read More...

Mastering Time Management - CWE Vermont - Jun 27
Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive. Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - Rocky Hill CT - Jun 27
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Jun 27
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...

Veterans - Steps to Starting A 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...

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...

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...

Insure Your Business with Confidence-CWE Central MA - Jun 29
In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies. Read More...

Marketing Intensive Strategy Group - CWE Vermont - Jun 30
Build your business's Marketing Board of Advisors, find strategic support, and boost your marketing plans. Keep up your momentum with your Marketing Intensive cohorts. Read More...

Unleash the Power of Being Yourself: Build Confidence & Own Your Future (2 Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - July 5 & 12
This course is a two part Self Development workshop created to empower women entreprenuers and women in business to be their best self through confidence building, and by forging individual success to own and shape their future. 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...

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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 6
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...

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...

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...

Run Your Business as a Solopreneur - CWE Vermont - Jul 12
People who start and run their businesses as a one-woman team, called, "Solopreneurs," face specific challenges to making business work for them. Get a better grip on the systems and mindsets you'll want in place to be successful in your solo business. In the workshop, we will address: Read More...

How to Streamline and Improve Your Business for Growth - CWE Eastern MA - July 12
This training will focus on the different tools and techniques that you can apply to streamline your business processes in order to reduce cost, improve quality, eliminate waste and bottle necks, e liminate recurring problems Read More...

Veterans - Steps To Starting A Business - Augusta, ME - Jul 12
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 - Jul 13
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 - Jul 13
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...

Marketing Plan Basics - CWE Vermont - Jul 13
You'll leave this class with a host of tools and an idea of how to get started building the backbone of your business. 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...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 14
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...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark & Copyright - CWE Eastern MA - July 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...

Writing a Compelling Business Proposal - CWE Eastern MA - July 18
This workshop is for business owners who are interested in responding to government or corporate RFP's (Request for Proposal), or placing bids for services. Read More...

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

Steps to Grow your Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 19
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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Eastern MA - July 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 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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Jul 20
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. Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Central MA - Jul 24
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...

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...

Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Eastern MA - July 26
Connect! Network! Learn! Connect with dozens of other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and hors d'oeurves. 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...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 27
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - July 27
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: d evelop your business ideas and planning, c onsider your legal structure, d iscuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - Jul 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...

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...

Visioning - CWE Vermont - Aug 1
If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 2
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. Workshop topics will include: Entity formation, contract basics 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...

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...

Pricing for Profitability - CWE Central MA - Aug 8
Understanding your customer’s perceived value and pricing appropriately is as crucial to success as understanding your cost and breakeven. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - Aug 10
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...

Speed Mentoring Clinic - CWE Central MA - Aug 10
Speed Mentoring is an opportunity to meet with up to 4 small business experts and get your questions answered - in one morning! Read More...

Choosing your Web Platform - CWE Vermont - Aug 14
Do you know you need a website, but need help deciding how to create it? Should you hire a developer or build it yourself? In this workshop, you’ll learn about various website platforms, what makes a good platform, and how to choose a platform that aligns with your business’s message. 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...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 15
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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Central MA - Aug 15
The discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what investors and lenders look for when making financing decisions. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Vermont - Aug 16
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. The discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what investors and lenders look for when making financing decisions. 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...

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...

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...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - Rocky Hill, CT - Aug 21
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 22
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning, consider your legal structure, discuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 22
Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keeping your customers. Read More...

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website Through SEO - CWE Central MA - Aug 24
oin us for this interactive session to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) - the main way your website gets “found” by search engines— and help improve your chances of appearing higher in search results. Read More...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 25
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 and how it can help your business survive and thrive during the first years of operation. Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting - CWE Central MA - Aug 29
This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the best practices in keeping books for your small business. Even if you have an accountant, this class will help you understand why good bookkeeping is valuable for effectively running your business. 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...

Starting a Nonprofit - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 29
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? Do you want to start a non-profit so that you can put your good ideas to work? Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Sep 5
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Sep 7
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. 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.


Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - White River Junction VT - Jun 26
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Facebook Business Builder - CWE Eastern MA - June 27
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners that want to grow their business using Facebook Pages and Facebook Ads. In the large and complicated ecosystem of online marketing, Facebook remains a highly useful tool Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - Rocky Hill CT - Jun 27
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Veterans - Steps to Starting A 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...

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...

Unleash the Power of Being Yourself: Build Confidence & Own Your Future (2 Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - July 5 & 12
This course is a two part Self Development workshop created to empower women entreprenuers and women in business to be their best self through confidence building, and by forging individual success to own and shape their future. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 6
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...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - July 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...

Veterans - Steps To Starting A Business - Augusta, ME - Jul 12
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...

How to Streamline and Improve Your Business for Growth - CWE Eastern MA - July 12
This training will focus on the different tools and techniques that you can apply to streamline your business processes in order to reduce cost, improve quality, eliminate waste and bottle necks, e liminate recurring problems Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 13
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...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark & Copyright - CWE Eastern MA - July 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...

Writing a Compelling Business Proposal - CWE Eastern MA - July 18
This workshop is for business owners who are interested in responding to government or corporate RFP's (Request for Proposal), or placing bids for services. 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...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - July 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 - July 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...

Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Eastern MA - July 26
Connect! Network! Learn! Connect with dozens of other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and hors d'oeurves. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - July 27
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: d evelop your business ideas and planning, c onsider your legal structure, d iscuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 2
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. Workshop topics will include: Entity formation, contract basics Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Eastern MA - August 15
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, conduct a self-assessment that will help you decide if business ownership is right for you Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 15
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...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - Rocky Hill, CT - Aug 21
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 22
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning, consider your legal structure, discuss choosing a name and entity 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...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 25
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 and how it can help your business survive and thrive during the first years of operation. Read More...

Starting a Nonprofit - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 29
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? Do you want to start a non-profit so that you can put your good ideas to work? Read More...