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.


Change Your Image, Change Your Future - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 12
Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that opinion is formed within seven seconds? Read More...

Interviewing Strategies & Skills - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 12
The journey of finding our ideal job can be exciting and rewarding, but you need to prepare yourself for the process. Read More...

Understanding Personal & Business Branding - CWE Vermont - Apr 14
Having a strong brand is important. Not only a business brand, but a compelling personal brand, too. Read More...

Creating Your Next Steps - Baby Boomers in Transition - CWE Rhode Island - May 10
Were you born between 1946 and 1964? Are you a recent empty nester, newcomer to the area, single again, changing jobs or careers, transitioning to retirement, Read More...

The Art of Networking - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 22
The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools. Join us for this session to explore 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 . . .

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...

Business Planning Intensive (5-weeks) - CWE Vermont - Apr 3 - May 3
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...

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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 4
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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 4
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 Planning: Getting Started (10-wks) - CWE Central MA - Apr 5 - Jun 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 Read More...

Veterans - Visioning - VBOC of NE - Apr 5
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 Rhode Island - Apr 5
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 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...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 6
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...

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...

Compliance Assistance – Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 7
The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the Read More...

QuickBooks Basics (4-weeks)-CWE Eastern MA - April 10-May 1
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 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 to new business owners. Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - Apr 10
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...

Fundamental Selling Skills - CWE Vermont - Apr 12
Do you think 'selling' means being pushy? In this interactive workshop, you will learn that selling is about effectively building relationships Read More...

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 12
A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all sizes need to develop a brand. 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...

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

Veterans Business Planning:Getting Started (10-wks) - VBOC of NE - Apr 19 - Jun 21
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...

Starting a Non-Profit -CWE Eastern MA - Apr 19
Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Apr 20
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 New Business Owners - CWE New Hampshire - Apr 20
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...

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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 20
This workshop will help you understand the various US Small Business Administration programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business. Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 20
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 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...

QuickBooks Basics (4-weeks) - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 24 - May 15
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. Read More...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Vermont - Apr 26
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 and services. Read More...

Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted? CWE Rhode Island - 26 de abril
Explorar el proceso y aprender acerca de los riesgos y beneficios de poner en marcha su propio negocio. Read More...

Twitter for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 26
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...

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...

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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 27
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...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - May 2
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 Rhode Island - May 3
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 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...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - May 8
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - May 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...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - May 9
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Read More...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - May 9
This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services Read More...

Steps to Start Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - May 11
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...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts-CWE Central MA - May 12
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...

Speed Mentoring Clinic - CWE Rhode Island - May 12
Get an opportunity to meet up with up to 4 small business experts and get your questions answered in one morning! Read More...

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio - CWE Rhode Island - 17 de mayo
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...

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...

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Rhode Island - May 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...

Understand, Manage & Improve Your Credit - CWE Rhode Island - May 30
The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. This workshop will help you understand the importance Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - May 31
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...

Explore SBA Resources - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 1
This workshop will help you understand the various US Small Business Administration programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - Jun 5
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 5
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...

QuickBooks Basics (4-weeks) - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 6 - Jun 27
Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, but a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. Read More...

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 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 Read More...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 9
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Veterans - Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - VBOC of NE - Jun 12
Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Read More...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Jun16
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 New Hampshire - Jun 19
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 - Jun 26
Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only Read More...

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE New Hampshire - Jun 28
In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policies 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 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...

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 7
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...

Marketing Intensive (3-weeks) - CWE Rhode Island - April 10, 17 & 24
As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways 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...

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website Through SEO - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 25
Search engines are one of the primary ways that Internet users find websites. That’s why a website with good search engine listings may see a dramatic increase in traffic. Read More...

Using Blogging to Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - Apr 25
Are you a business that would like to reach out to your audience effectively, inexpensively, and in a timely manner? Read More...

Improve Your Presentation Skills - CWE Rhode Island - Apr 27
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker, or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success. Read More...

Constant Contact Bootcamp (2-weeks) - CWE Rhode Island - May 4 & May 11
Join us for a two-part Constant Contact intensive program and learn about the power of email marketing success and simple strategies 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...

Protect Your Brand with Trademark - CWE Rhode Island - May 19
This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to trademark that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand. 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...