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.


Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Eastern MA - July 26
Connect! Network! Learn! Connect with dozens of other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and hors d'oeurves. Read More...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future - CWE Rhode Island - Jul 31
Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds? Read More...

Interviewing Strategies & Skills - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 4
The journey of finding our ideal job can be exciting and rewarding, but you need to prepare yourself for the process. Read More...

Veterans - 5 Week Business Planning - North Grosvenor Dale, CT - Aug 7 through Sept 11
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 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 . . .

Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Eastern MA - July 26
Connect! Network! Learn! Connect with dozens of other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and hors d'oeurves. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Jul 26
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 New Hampshire - Jul 26
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - July 27
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: d evelop your business ideas and planning, c onsider your legal structure, d iscuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 27
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding- how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business! Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - Jul 28
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 - CWE Vermont - Aug 1
If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 1
Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 2
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. Workshop topics will include: Entity formation, contract basics Read More...

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

Women's Business Certification: Doing Business with the Private Sector & Federal Government - CWE Vermont - Aug 2
In this session, you will hear from a panel about doing business with the Federal Governments & corporations in the private sector, including: Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 3
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Veterans - 5 Week Business Planning - North Grosvenor Dale, CT - Aug 7 through Sept 11
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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 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...

Compliance Assistance: Wages & the Fair Labor Standards Act -CWE Vermont - Aug 8
The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Read More...

Strategies & Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 10
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. This course will provide practical tools and tips that will help you to negotiate effectively Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Vermont - Aug 10
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: Read More...

Starting a Non-Profit - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 14
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people Read More...

Choosing your Web Platform - CWE Vermont - Aug 14
Do you know you need a website, but need help deciding how to create it? Should you hire a developer or build it yourself? In this workshop, you’ll learn about various website platforms, what makes a good platform, and how to choose a platform that aligns with your business’s message. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 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. In this workshop, you will: Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Vermont - Aug 16
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 discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what investors and lenders look for when making financing decisions. Read More...

Grant Writing for Non-Profit's - CWE Central MA - Aug 16
Designed for non-profit business clients, this class will provide an overview of the grant seeking process, including: Read More...

Steps to Starting Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 17
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 SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 21
This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - Rocky Hill, CT - Aug 21
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 21
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...

Business Plan Basics - Central MA - Aug 22
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 22
Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keeping your customers. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE New Hamsphire - Aug 22
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 - Aug 22
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning, consider your legal structure, discuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 22
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan Read More...

Employment Law and Staffing Best Practices - CWE Vermont - Aug 24
Your business is growing and you're ready to hire more staff. Hiring the right people is critical as your people will be the key to the success of your business. Read More...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 25
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. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and how it can help your business survive and thrive during the first years of operation. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 29
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...

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 29
Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Read More...

Starting a Nonprofit - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 29
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 social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit so that you can put your good ideas to work? Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Sep 5
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 New Hampshire - Sep 5 - 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...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 5
As an entrepreneur, your ability to persuade your audience through a concise and compelling presentation is a key factor to your business success. This interactive workshop focuses on the basics of developing a strong presentation Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Sep 7
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 7
Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keep your customers returning. However, many small business owners struggle in developing a strong, solid brand. In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding 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.


Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Eastern MA - July 26
Connect! Network! Learn! Connect with dozens of other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and hors d'oeurves. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - July 27
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: d evelop your business ideas and planning, c onsider your legal structure, d iscuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 2
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. Workshop topics will include: Entity formation, contract basics Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 3
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 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...

Veterans - 5 Week Business Planning - North Grosvenor Dale, CT - Aug 7 through Sept 11
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...

Strategies & Skills for Successful Negotiations - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 10
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. This course will provide practical tools and tips that will help you to negotiate effectively Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Eastern MA - August 15
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As part of this workshop, you will: Explore the process and learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business, conduct a self-assessment that will help you decide if business ownership is right for you Read More...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 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...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - Rocky Hill, CT - Aug 21
Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, to help decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 22
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning, consider your legal structure, discuss choosing a name and entity Read More...

Business Plan Basics - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 22
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan Read More...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark - CWE Rhode Island - Aug 24
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...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 25
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. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and how it can help your business survive and thrive during the first years of operation. Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 28
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: Why Twitter is a hot marketing tool, Secrets of a successful profile Read More...

Starting a Nonprofit - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 29
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 social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit so that you can put your good ideas to work? Read More...

Effective Presentation Skills - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 5
As an entrepreneur, your ability to persuade your audience through a concise and compelling presentation is a key factor to your business success. This interactive workshop focuses on the basics of developing a strong presentation Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 6
This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures Read More...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Sept 7
Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keep your customers returning. However, many small business owners struggle in developing a strong, solid brand. In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding Read More...