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.
 

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.


In Transition: Networking for People Who Hate Networking – CWE Rhode Island - September 26
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Come to this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that help you open more doors. In this workshop, you will Read More...

CWE Eastern MA - Coffee and Connections - September 30
This must attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other CWE clients. Hear from a successful woman business owner who will share her story and how CWE Read More...

In-Transition: Networking for People Who Hate Networking- CWE Central Massachusetts -October 7
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Come to this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that help you open more doors. In this Read More...

In Transition: Smart Job Seeker Seminar with the Boston Business Journal - CWE Eastern MA - October 8
Are you looking to jump start your career and make powerful connections? Find jobs, land jobs and set yourself apart using the Boston Business Journal . Learn how the BBJ can help you stand out, know more Read More...

In Transition: The Energy of Financial Success: A Step-by-Step Guide to Unleashing Your Personal Power and Tapping Into Your Full Money Making Potential – CWE Eastern MA – October 9
To cultivate financial abundance on the outside, we need to feel abundant on the inside. Join this workshop to learn transformational tools to help you create the career and/or business you truly desire. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?- CWE Central Massachusetts - Oct 15
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

In-Transition: Developing Your Personal Brand – CWE Central Massachusetts - Nov 4
Whether you are a job seeker, business professional or entrepreneur, having a personal brand is a critical component of your success. Learn how to establish a personal brand that confidently and articulately Read More...

In Transition: Balance? Juggle? Find Time for you! – CWE Eastern MA - November 18
Work-life balance, for many, may seem like the impossible dream. Is it a myth that there are some people who are able to get it all done or is it a miracle? Attendees will develop strategies to live a life that is less Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?- CWE Central Massachusetts - Nov 21
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

In Transition: Balance? Juggle? Find Time for you! – CWE Rhode Island – November 28
Work-life balance, for many, may seem like the impossible dream. Is it a myth that there are some people who are able to get it all done or is it a miracle? Attendees will develop strategies to live a life that is less Read More...

In Transition: Networking for People Who Hate Networking – CWE Eastern MA - December 9
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Come to this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that help you open more doors. In this Read More...

In-Transition: Presentation Skills- CWE Central Massachusetts - Dec 9
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success. Learn the do’s and don’ts of how to give a presentation, how to approach your Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?- CWE Central Massachusetts - Dec 10
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Owning Your Own Business Right For You?

CWE’s “How To” series 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.

HOW TO Workshops include:

  • Explore Entrepreneurship
  • Deal with Career Change – In-Transition
  • Choose Your Legal Entity
  • Obtain Bank Financing
  • And more . . .

PYB: Understanding and Managing Your Credit – CWE Rhode Island – September 22
This workshop will help participants to understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health. Participants will learn the costs of having poor credit and the Read More...

PYB: Keeping Your Books- CWE Central Massachusetts - Sep 23
Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial record keeping is critical to your success. This workshop will provide an introduction to the best practices Read More...

CWE Eastern MA - Coffee and Connections - September 30
This must attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other CWE clients. Hear from a successful woman business owner who will share her story and how CWE Read More...

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

PYB: Rock the Cash Box – CWE Eastern MA - October 7
Many new business owners feel intimidated by learning about 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 Read More...

PYB: Facebook Fast Start and Instagram – CWE Eastern MA – October 14
71% of Internet users are on Facebook. Social Media is a key piece of business owners’ marketing arsenal. This hands-on workshop will give you a solid understanding of Facebook and Instagram and how to Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - October 21
This complimentary SBA Advantage workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA - October 21
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA - October 23
This workshop provides a high level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting their company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ Read More...

PYB: QuickBooks Boot Camp – CWE Eastern MA – October 28
Keeping track of your business’s finances can be complicated but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. Participants will learn the basics of navigating the QuickBooks program Read More...

Insure How? Insure Now! – CWE Eastern MA - October 29
The goal of this workshop is to teach participants how to effectively protect their business and personal assets through choosing an appropriate and cost effective insurance policy. The session Read More...

PYB: You Can’t Go it Alone: Hiring Your First Employee – CWE Eastern MA – November 4
Getting your business' work done means getting help from other people. For most companies, at some point, that means hiring employees. This workshop will teach you: Read More...

How to Do Business with the Federal Government – CWE Eastern MA - November 6
Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. As a small business owner, you may be eligible for certain Read More...

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

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts – CWE Rhode Island - November 7
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 - November 7
This workshop provides a high level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting their company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ Read More...

PYB: Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn: A Beginner’s Workshop – CWE Eastern MA – November 12
In this workshop, you will learn how to get started with LinkedIn through a step-by-step illustration using a live LinkedIn account with demonstrations of many powerful features. Topics include: Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts – CWE Eastern MA - November 13
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 Read More...

PYB: Insure How? Insure Now! – CWE Rhode Island - November 14
The goal of this workshop is to teach participants how to effectively protect their business and personal assets through choosing an appropriate and cost effective insurance policy. The session will provide Read More...

PYB: Marketing Boot Camp – CWE Eastern MA – November 18
As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. As more challenging competition and technical tools become the norm, it is essential to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA - November 19
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts – CWE Central Massachusetts - November 21
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 Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Central Massachusetts – November 21
This workshop provides a high level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting their company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ Read More...

PYB: Who is Negotiating? – CWE Rhode Island - November 21
Although many people shy away from the idea of negotiating, developing your negotiation skills can be a key factor to the success of your new or growing venture. This course will provide practical tools and tips Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA - December 3
This workshop provides a high level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting their company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Rhode Island - December 5
Attend this workshop and Decemberide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

PYB: Twitter for Small Business – CWE Eastern MA – December 8
This course will help you demystify the secrets of Twitter, while using it as a tool to grow your business. In this workshop you will learn: Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – December 10
This complimentary SBA Advantage workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA - December 10
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 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.


Community Entrepreneurs Program: Business Planning – CWE Eastern MA - September 22
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? This course can help you to Read More...

Community Entrepreneurs Program: Business Planning Getting Started – CWE Rhode Island -September 23
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? This course can help you to Read More...

CWE Eastern MA - Coffee and Connections - September 30
This must attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other CWE clients. Hear from a successful woman business owner who will share her story and how CWE Read More...