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.


Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search - CWE Rhode Island - Jan 18
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Read More...

Rock Your Resume - CWE Eastern MA - Jan 27
Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. Knowing how to create a resume that showcases your skills Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 27
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this engaing session Read More...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future - CWE Rhode Island - Jan 30
Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that opinion is formed within seven seconds? Read More...

Mastering Time Management Skills - CWE Vermont - Feb 7
Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 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...

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 2
Everyone worries about their personal finances. At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings Read More...

Retirement Planning for Women - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 22
Yes, retirement planning is necessary because that "day" will arrive and you will need a detailed path to be successful. 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 . . .

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 16
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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE New Hampshire -Jan 17
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business Read More...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Central MA - Jan 18
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...

Speed Mentoring Clinic - CWE Vermont - Jan 18
Get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with up to 4 small business experts and have your questions answered in one morning! Read More...

Best Practices in Email Marketing - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 19
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business Read More...

Explore Small Business Aministration (SBA) Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Jan 19
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to entrepreneurs looking Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? CWE Eastern MA - Jan 19
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 Vermont - Jan 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...

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - VBOC of NE - Jan 23
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own Read More...

Visioning (2-weeks) - CWE Eastern MA - Jan 24 & Jan 31
If you are contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 24
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 (SBA) Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Jan 24
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to entrepreneurs Read More...

Creating a Successful New Product - CWE Vermont - Jan 24
New ideas and new products are the drivers of any economy. Seeing an existing product that does not work quite right, solving a problem Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Jan 24
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 Planning: Getting Started (10-wks) - VBOC of NE - Jan 25 - Mar 29
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...

Fundamental Selling Skills - CWE Vermont - Jan 25
Do you think that 'selling' means beiung pushy? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn that selling is about effectively building relationships Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - Jan 25
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 Non-Profit - CWE Eastern MA - Jan 26
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 Read More...

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Eastern MA - Jan 27
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...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Central MA - Jan 31
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 Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - CWE Rhode Island - Feb 1
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 2
Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture, however, it is vital Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Feb 7
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 Central MA - Feb 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...

Legal Considerations for Start-Ups & New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 9
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting Read More...

Utilizing LinkedIn for Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 9
LinkedIn is a great social networking platform for connecting with other business professionals, but are you using it to its full potential? Read More...

Speed Mentoring Clinic - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 13
Get an opportunity to meet up with up to 4 small business experts and have your questions answered in one morning! Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Feb 14
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: Read More...

Business Planning: Getting Started (10-wks) - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 14 - Apr 18
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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - VBOC of NE - Feb 15
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? -CWE New Hampshire - Feb 15
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 16
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...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 17
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 (SBA) Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 21
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to entrepreneurs looking Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? CWE Eastern MA - Feb 21
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 Start-ups & New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 21
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting-CWE New Hampshire - Feb 22
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...

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 23
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to entrepreneurs Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 23
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to entrepreneurs Read More...

Financing Strageties: Learn from the Experts - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 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...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 27
A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all sizes need Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 28
This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, Read More...

Visioning (2-weeks) - CWE Central MA - Mar 1 & Mar 8
If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! Read More...

Starting a Non-Profit - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 2
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Central MA - Mar 10
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...

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 10
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...

Understand, Manage & Improve Your Credit - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 14
The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. This workshop will help you Read More...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 14
Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn: Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Mar 14
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: Read More...

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

Business Planning: Getting Started (10-wks) - CWE Central MA - Mar 15 - May 24
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...

QuickBooks Basics (4-wks) - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 16 - Apr 6
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...

Crowdfunding: Alternate Financing for Your Start-up Business - CWE NEw Hampshire - Mar 23
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 23
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services available to entrepreneurs looking Read More...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 27
Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture, however, it is vital to the success of any Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE Central MA - Mar 30
This workshop will help you understand the various U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs Read More...

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

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Apr 11
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: Read More...

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

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.


Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website Through SEO - CWE Rhode Island - Jan 20
Search engines are one of the primary ways that Internet users find websites. That’s why a good website with good search engine listings Read More...

Strategies Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE Vermont - Jan 31
Many people shy away from the idea of negotiating, but developing your negotiation skills can be a key factor in the success Read More...

Strategies & Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 1
Many people shy away from the idea of negotiating, but developing your negotiation skills can be a key factor in the success Read More...

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 6 & Mar 13
Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. Read More...

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-wks) - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 9 & Mar 16
Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. Read More...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 16
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...

Business Planning: Getting Started (10-wks) -CWE New Hampshire - Mar 21 - May 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 Read More...

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website Through SEO - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 30
Search engines are one of the primary ways that Internet users find websites. That’s why a good website with good search engine listings Read More...

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website Through SEO - CWE Eastern MA -Apr 13
Search engines are one of the primary ways that Internet users find websites. That’s why a good website with good search engine Read More...