CWE Central Massachusetts - Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

CWE Women's Business Leadership ConferenceIn Central MA since 1999, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) provides opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs that have been perfected since 1995.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Central Massachusetts

Business Planning: Getting Started (Webinar) - Central MA - Apr 6

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Webinar) - Apr 14

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.

Introduction to Crowdfunding (Webinar) - Central MA - Apr 15

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!

Lean Business Model Canvas (Webinar) - Central MA - Apr 17

  Join us to explore the fundamentals of building a business model for your venture.  This workshop is ideal for people who are in the early stages of business planning. 

Exploring Entrepreneurship (Webinar) - Central MA - Apr 24

This workshop will uncover the many ways to be an entrepreneur, the pros and cons of going into business for yourself, and how to recognize a good business opportunity.

Certification Options for Small Business - Central MA - Apr 27

Join us to explore the types of small business certifications available.  We will discuss how to determine whether getting certified is the right move for your business.

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Webinar) - Apr 28

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - May 5

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. 

Open Consults - Business Strategy - CWE Central MA (Fitchburg) - May 8

Whether you want help registering a business or drafting a business plan, this is the perfect opportunity to get free one-on-one advice.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - May 15

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.

Small Business Administration

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. Learn More

Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 508-363-2300.

Central Massachusetts l 69 Milk St, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 

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