CWE Online Learning

No time to attend an in-class program?  Regardless of where you are in your professional journey, CWE has online learning opportunities for you.  You can choose among monthly live webinars, over 100 instructor-led online business courses, or self-paced online business programs.

Questions?  Please contact the CWE Online Learning Department, 617-536-0700.

CWE's self-paced online business programs are designed for people who like to learn on their own, at their own pace. These programs, exclusively created by CWE instructors, guest expert speakers, and staff, provide you with foundation skills in a variety of business areas.  Courses include online presentations, related readings, worksheets and videos, and quizzes to reinforce learning. 

And when you complete 5 CWE self-paced online courses, you will receive a future CWE self-paced online course for 75% off!

Now Available:

"How to Start Your Own Business"  
If you are thinking about owning a business or are in the early stages of starting one, this course will walk you through the basics of business ownership.  Fee: $50

"Raising Angel Capital for Your Business"
Are you thinking about raising capital for your business? Not sure where to turn or what kind of funding to look for? Then this course is for you…. Fee:  $75

"Everything You Need to Know About Funding a New or Growing Business"  
You may have a great business model, but unless you’ve got a huge personal bank account, financing your business isn’t easy. This course will give you the inside scoop on how best to finance your new or growing business. Fee: $75

“Effective Hiring Practices for Highly Successful Organizations”
Hire right the first time.  In this course, you will learn how to hire effectively, and put processes in place to attract and retain the best talent.  Fee:  $75

"Positioning Your Product or Service for Maximum Value"
In this course, we'll talk about value propositions, market research, competitive analysis, and how to work through a process to truly communicate the essence of your product or service.  Fee:  $75

"Why Public Relations is Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool"
While your marketing efforts may be through traditional or social media, it is also important to factor in other ways to deliver your messages: relationship marketing, speaking, awards, events, industry participation, community relations, etc.  In this course, you will learn how to influence public opinion about you and your company.  Fee:  $75

"People, Teams and Culture: How to Build and Manage Productive Teams"
Selecting the right people, managing the team, and creating a culture that inspires each team member are critical to the success of any business, large or small.  In this course, you will learn how to assemble and motivate high-performance teams.  Fee:  $75

Coming Soon:

Building an Advisory Board for Your Business
Effective Business Networking
LinkedIn For Business Professionals
Take Risks, Make Mistakes, Move Forward
Why Marketing to Non-English Speakers is a MUST

CWE’s instructor-led online business courses are designed for people who want to combine the convenience of online learning with assignments, personal support, interaction with fellow learners, and feedback from expert instructors.

Powered by award-winning e-learning provider Ed2Go, our courses are affordable, fun, convenient, and chock full of skill-building and practical information that you can put to immediate use.

“Totally enjoyed and understood the class so much more than I was anticipating. The course material was very clearly put together and presented. Very useful and great instructors. Many, many thanks! I will be taking more classes to build on what I learned in this class.” - Sheri A. ,CWE Ed2Go Client

Fee:  Only $95 per 6-week online course, unless otherwise noted.

New Sessions Start Monthly.

How it Works (pdf)


Available Courses:

Job Search & Career 

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
Resume Writing Workshop                
Jump-Start Your Career                     
Explore a Career as a Paralegal                    
Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician            
Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant                
Explore a Career in Medical Coding             
Explore a Career in Medical Transcription               
Explore a Career in Medical Writing            
Explore a Career in Nursing              
How to Get Started in Game Development               
Introduction to Natural Health and Healing              
Legal Nurse Consulting                      
Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow                                                  

Personal Finance        

Keys to Successful Money Management 
Personal Finance                    
Where Does All My Money Go?                    
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!                    
Planning & Launching a Business      
Creating a Successful Business Plan              
Start Your Own Small Business                      
Starting a Consulting Practice                       
Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business            
Starting a Nonprofit               
Start a Pet Sitting Business                 
Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business                  
Start Your Own Gift Basket Business             
Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay                       
Secrets of the Caterer                       
Start an Event Planning Business                   
Starting Your Own Business in Health and Healing  

Marketing & Sales     

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
Marketing Your Business on the Internet                  
Using Social Media in Business                     
Creating Web Pages              
Creating WordPress Websites                       
Designing Effective Websites            
Advanced Web Pages            
Intermediate WordPress Websites                
Responsive Web Design                     
Write Effective Web Content            
Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5                   
Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5               
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions                     
Introduction to Google Analytics                   
Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners                    
Effective Selling                     
Professional Sales Skills                                 

Accounting, Finance & QuickBooks   

Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel
Accounting Fundamentals                 
Accounting Fundamentals II              
Introduction to QuickBooks Online                
QuickBooks 2016 Series (Fee: $195/12-week course) 
Introduction to QuickBooks 2016 (Fee: $110/6-week course)
Introduction to QuickBooks 2015                  
Introduction to QuickBooks 2014                  
Introduction to QuickBooks 2013                  
Intermediate QuickBooks 2015                     
Intermediate QuickBooks 2014                     
Intermediate QuickBooks 2013                     
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2015                    
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2014                    
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013                    
QuickBooks 2015 for Contractors                  
QuickBooks 2014 for Contractors                  
QuickBooks 2013 for Contractors      

Mastering Microsoft Applications     

Microsoft Office 2016 Value Suite (Fee $315/18-week course)
What's New in Microsoft Office 2013                       
What's New in Microsoft Office 2010                       
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013                       
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac                     
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010                       
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007                       
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016   (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013              
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010               
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007              
Microsoft Excel 2016 Series (Fee $315/18-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013            
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010            
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007            
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013               
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010               
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007               
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013                    
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010                    
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007                    
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013              
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010              
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013                    
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2010                     
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013                 
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010                 
Microsoft Access 2016 Series (Fee $170/12-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013                      
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010                      
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007                      
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2013            
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2010            
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2007            
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013                     
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010                     

Technology & Computer        

Computer Skills for the Workplace 
Introduction to Windows 10              
Introduction to Windows 8                
Introduction to Windows 7                
Understanding the Cloud                   
Introduction to PC Security                        

Leadership & Management   

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management 
Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II                
Building Teams That Work                
Achieving Success with Difficult People                    
Skills for Making Great Decisions                  
Get Assertive!            
Individual Excellence             

Business Communications     

Effective Business Writing
Business and Marketing Writing                   
Mastering Public Speaking                
Keys to Effective Communication                  
Interpersonal Communication                       
Writing Essentials                  

Human Resources      

Understanding the Human Resources Function
Employment Law Fundamentals
Workers' Compensation

Improving Business Operations         

Managing Customer Service 
Introduction to Business Analysis 

Running a Nonprofit  

Introduction to Nonprofit Management 
Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials                   
A to Z Grant Writing              
Writing Effective Grant Proposals                 
Get Grants!                
Advanced Grant Proposal Writing                 
Marketing Your Nonprofit                 

Writing & Getting Published  

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
How to Make Money From Your Writing                  
Introduction to Internet Writing Markets                 
Publish and Sell Your E-Books            
Mystery Writing                     
Romance Writing                   
Travel Writing            
Write Fiction Like a Pro                     
Advanced Fiction Writing                   
Writing Young Adult Fiction               
Writing for Children              
Writing the Fantasy Novel                 
Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book                   
Beginning Writer's Workshop                       
Research Methods for Writers                       
Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers               
The Keys to Effective Editing             

New Sessions Start Monthly.

How it Works (pdf)


CWE’s live webinars are designed for people looking for a fast, convenient way to gain knowledge from reputable and experienced experts on the hottest and most applicable topics in business. Our webinars are affordable, thought-provoking, and interactive.

Upcoming Webinars:

Expert Series Webinars

Live one-hour online webinars featuring presentations by industry experts on a variety of subjects that will help you learn new skills and grow your business. More about Expert Series Webinars

Informational Webinars

Live one-hour online webinars regarding CWE programs and services of interest.

Why and How You Should Certify Your Business As Women-Owned Through WBENC”

[Recommended for businesses with $50k+ in revenues looking to grow]

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification offered through the Center for Women & Enterprise is the nation’s leading independent certification of women-owned businesses. Over 12,000 businesses are certified nationwide, and over 600 corporate supplier diversity and procurement professionals recognize the WBENC certification.

Certification enables you to grow your business through contracts with large companies, colleges & universities, and some government entities; it also provides an opportunity to partner and/or conduct business with other certified women-owned businesses.

If your business is at least 51% owned, and 100% operated, managed, and controlled by a woman or women, you may qualify for this national certification.

Join us for this complimentary, informative Webinar and learn:

  •  Why WBENC certification is good for business
  •  How WBENC certification can help you expand your business network and ultimately grow your business through contracts with corporations, colleges and universities, and government entities
  •  Whether your business is a good candidate for certification
  •  What the certification process entails and how to get started

 Note: This is a free Online Webinar; you must register to attend.

Register now (choose date):  Webinar is from 12:00PM to 1:00PM

September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017

Fee: Free