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.


Pathways to Entrepreneurship: Becoming a Realtor - CWE Central MA - Sept 26
Have you always wondered if becoming a realtor was right for you? Many women find this is a great career choice for them Read More...

The Art of Networking-CWE Rhode Island-Oct 6
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...

Mastering Time Management Skills-CWE New Hampshire-Nov 3
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...

Personal & Business Branding - CWE Central MA - Nov 3
Having a strong brand is important. Not only a business brand, but also a compelling personal brand. Read More...

Rock Your Resume - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 7
Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. Knowing how to create a resume that showcases your skills and presents you Read More...

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Future-CWE Rhode Island-Nov 15
What’s holding you back from meeting your potential? Why aren’t you pursuing your dreams? Read More...

Personal Financial Planning-CWE Rhode Island-Nov 15
Everyone worries about their personal finances. At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement Read More...

Interviewing Skills & Strategies - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 2
The journey of finding our ideal job can be exciting and rewarding, but you need to prepare yourself for the process. A resume may get you in the door Read More...

Creating Your Next Steps - 50+ In Transition - CWE Rhode Island -Dec 7
Research has found that one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business or non-profit venture in the next five to ten years 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 . . .

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? CWE Vermont-Sept 26
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE NH - Sept 26
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Sept 26
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...

Business Plan Basics-CWE Central MA-Sept 27
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 27
You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from these? Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 28
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 Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 28
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial recordkeeping is critical to your success. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business – CWE NH – Sept 28
f you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basics Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE NH - Nov 14
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial record-keeping is critical to your success. Read More...

Introduction to Quickbooks – CWE Vermont - Sept 30
This session is designed to present an introduction to QuickBooks software and will cover: Read More...

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio – CWE Rhode Island – Oct 3
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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts – CWE NH – Oct 3
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...

Business Planning: Getting Started (5-wks) - CWE Central MA-Oct 3-Nov 7
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? Read More...

Business Planning: Getting Started (10-wks)-CWE Eastern MA - Oct 3-Dec 19
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? Read More...

Business Planning-Getting Started-10-weeks-CWE Eastern MA-Oct 4 - Dec 13
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 Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 4
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 4
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 4
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...

Programa para Empresarios de la Comunidad: Escriba su Plan de Negocio en 10 Semanas - CWE Eastern MA - Oct 4 -Dec 20
¿Siempre ha soñado con ser un empresario, pero no sabe por dónde empezar? Read More...

QuickBooks Basics: Intensive (4 wks) -CWE New Hampshire-Oct 4 - 25
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. In this 4-week intensive program, Read More...

Business Planning: Getting Started -10 weeks-CWE New Hampshire - Oct 5 - Dec 7
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? Read More...

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website with SEO - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 5
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...

Understand, Manage & Improve Your Credit - CWE New Hampshire - Oct 7
The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - CWE Vermont - Oct 10
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 11
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Eastern MA - Oct 11
Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn: The basics for using social media.... Read More...

Promoting Your Business in Vermont-CWE Vermont-Oct 11
Vermont is a small state with a lot of character. The way businesses market here is different from marketing elsewhere Read More...

Business Planning: Getting Started (5-wks) - CWE Vermont - Oct 11-Nov 10
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? Read More...

Legal Considertations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island -Oct 12
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...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources -CWE Rhode Island - Oct 12
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...

Business Planning: Getting Started - 10 weeks - CWE Central MA - Oct 12 - Dec 21
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? Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 13
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...

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting-CWE Eastern MA - Oct 13
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...

Understanding Cash Flow Management-CWE Rhode Island-Oct 13
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 Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners-CWE Vermont-Oct 14
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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Central MA - Oct 14
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 Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Oct 14
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 New Hampshire - Oct 17
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Elevator Pitch: Sell them on Your Idea, Your Product, Your Company, You! - CWE Central MA - Oct 18
We've all sat through (and maybe even delivered) boring presentations. What's the difference between one that's dull and uninspiring, and one that moves us? Read More...

Business Planning:Getting Started (10-weeks)-CWE NH - Oct 18-Dec 20
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? Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? -CWE Eastern MA - Oct 19
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As part of this workshop, you will: Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Vermont - Oct 19
Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility for your products and services Read More...

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 19
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration Read More...

Steps to Starting a New Business - CWE Eastern MA - Oct 20
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...

Community Entrepreneurs Program: Visioning (2-wks)-CWE Rhode Island - Oct 20 & 27
If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! Read More...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Start Up Business - CWE New Hampshire - Oct 20
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! Read More...

Franchising-Is It Right For You? -CWE Central MA - Oct 20
Want to be your own boss, but not sure you want to take on the risk of starting your own business from scratch? Read More...

Starting a Non-Profit-CWE Eastern MA - Oct 20
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Read More...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Central MA - Oct 25
Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn the basics of using social media such as Facebook, Read More...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE Central MA - Oct 25
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...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 26
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. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners-CWE Central MA - Oct 27
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...

Speed Mentoring Clinic-CWE New Hampshire-Oct 27
Get an opportunity to meet with up to 4-5 small business experts and get your questions answered in one morning! Read More...

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements-CWE Eastern MA - Oct 27
You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE NH - Oct 27
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Nov 1
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Nov 1
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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 2
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Vermont - Nov 2
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 Read More...

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit -CWE Eastern MA - Nov 2
The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. Read More...

Personal & Business Branding – CWE Eastern MA– Nov 3
Businesses and corporations understand the importance of developing strong brands. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Vermont - Nov 4
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Starting a Non-Profit - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 4
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an under-served group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners-CWE Eastern MA - Nov 7
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...

Creating a Successful New Product – CWE Central MA – Nov 7
New ideas and new products are drivers of any economy. Seeing an existing product that does not work quite right, Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE NH - Nov 8
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 Starting a Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 10
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...

No Surprises! Minimizing the Risk of Manufacturing New Products – CWE Central MA – Nov 14
The complexities and costs involved with mass-producing a new product demand the highest level of attention to detail. Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 15
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Eastern MA - Nov 16
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As part of this workshop, you will: Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Nov 16
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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 16
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. A Read More...

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements - CWE Central MA - Nov 16
You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary Read More...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Start Up Business – CWE Eastern MA – Nov 17
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding, the hottest new way Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 21
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...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 21
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...

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 22
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...

QuickBooks Basics Intensive (4-wks) - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 28-Dec 19
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. In this 4-week intensive series Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Nov 30
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...

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Central MA- Nov 30
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 1
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As part of this workshop, you will: Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources-CWE Eastern MA-Dec 1
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 NH – Dec 5
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? – CWE Central MA – Dec 6
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Dec 6
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Dec 6
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...

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

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 7
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...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Central MA - Dec 7
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. Read More...

Es el Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted? – CWE Rhode Island – Dec 8
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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 8
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 Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE NH - Dec 12
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 13
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...

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

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Dec 13
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...

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

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 14
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...

Insure Your Business with Confidence – CWE Eastern MA – Dec 14
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...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Start Up Business - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 15
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding - the hottest new way to raise capital Read More...

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 19
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration 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.


Social Media Intensive (3 weeks) - CWE Rhode Island - Sept 19, 26 & Oct 3
Do you need to strengthen your market reach and increase customer engagement? Are you looking to use social media to generate more revenue? Read More...

Ways to Maximize LinkedIn for Your Business-CWE Vermont-Sept 28
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners who want to quickly master the business development potential through LinkedIn. Read More...

Strategies & Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE Eastern MA - Oct 4
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...

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 17
This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright and the issues that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand. Read More...

Grant Writing for Non-Profits - CWE Eastern MA - Oct 25
Designed for non-profit business clients, this class will provide an overview of the grant seeking process including: Read More...

Selling Online - CWE Vermont - Oct 26
Do you want to start selling your products and services online but don't know where to start? Read More...

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2 wks) - CWE Rhode Island - Oct 27 & Nov 3
Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. Read More...

Best Practices in Email Marketing - CWE Eastern MA - Nov 3
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help Read More...

Marketing Intensive (3-wks) - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 29-Dec 13
As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways Read More...

Ways to Maximize LinkedIn for Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 29
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners who want to quickly master the business development potential through LinkedIn. Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE NH - Dec 1
This course will help you demystify the secrets of Twitter, while using it as a tool to grow your business. Read More...

Best Practices in Email Marketing - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 12
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help Read More...