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.


Rock Your Resume - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 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...

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 . . .

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - Feb 8
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 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...

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...

Business Planning: Getting Started (10-wks) - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 21 - Apr 25
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 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...

Effective Leadership Practices - CWE Rhode Island - Feb 22
Attend this workshop to develop effective leadership strategies and skills. In this session, you will: Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 22
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 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...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Central MA - Feb 23
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...

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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Feb 24
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...

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements - CWE Rhode Island - Feb 27
You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools 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...

Utilizing LinkedIn For Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 28
LinkedIn is a great social networking platform for connecting with other business professionals, but are you using it to its full potential? Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 1
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 New Hampshire - Mar 1
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...

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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Central MA - Mar 2
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 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...

The Art of Networking - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 2
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this session to explore Read More...

Promoting Your Business in Vermont - CWE Vermont - Mar 2
Vermont is a small state with a lot of character. The way businesses market here is different from marketing Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 6
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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 6
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 New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 7
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...

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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 7
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 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 Start-Ups & New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 8
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 Vermont - Mar 10
Are you ready to take your business’s online presentation up a notch? Join us for this interactive workshop to learn the 12 top tips 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...

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...

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 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...

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...

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...

Speed Mentoring Clinic - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 15
Get an opportunity to meet up with up to 4 small business experts and have your questions answered in one morning! Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - Mar 15
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 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...

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...

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...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 16
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...

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...

Run Your Business as a Solopreneur - CWE Vermont - Mar 16
People who start and run their businesses as a one-woman team, called ‘Solopreneurs’, face specific challenges Read More...

Steps to Starting A Business-CWE Central MA - Mar 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...

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE Vermont - Mar 17
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 Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Mar 21
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 23
Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility 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...

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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Mar 24
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 Rhode Island - Mar 24
Get an opportunity to meet up with up to 4 small business experts and have your questions answered in one morning! 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...

Business Planning: Getting Started (10-weeks) - CWE Eastern MA - Mar 28-May 30
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...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 28
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...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Vermont - Mar 29
Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn: 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...

QuickBooks Basics (4-weeks) - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 3-24
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. 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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 5
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 6
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 to new business owners. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Central MA - Apr 6
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 - Apr 11
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: Read More...

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

Best Practices in Email Marketing - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 14
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 20
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...

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

Pricing For Your Market - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 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...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You - CWE New Hampshire - May 4
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE New Hampshire - May 8
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - May 18
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...

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.


HR Basics: Employment Law and Staffing Best Practices - CWE Vermont - Feb 28
Your business is growing and you're ready to hire more staff. Hiring the right people is critical - 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...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark - CWE Rhode Island - Mar 10
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...

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...

Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn for Your Business - CWE Vermont - Mar 20
This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners who want to quickly master their firms business development potential 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...

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-weeks) - CWE Vermont - Mar 23 & 30
Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. 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...

Strategies & Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE New Hampshire - May 12
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...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - May 22
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...

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE New Hampshire - May 24
Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques Read More...