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

Insure your Business with Confidence – CWE Central MA – Apr 26

n this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.  This session will provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance a...

Eat, Drink & Talk Strategy - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 26

Every small business owner needs a team of experts in his or her corner.  Join us to learn about this team and to gain exposure to specialists who can help your business start and grow. 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA – May 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.  In this workshop, you will:

Create a Marketing Plan - CWE Central MA - May 7

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Central MA – May 8

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.

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

Visioning - CWE Central MA - May 11

If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! 

Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA – May 15

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners Basics – CWE Central MA – May 17

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. 

Intellectual Property - CWE Central MA - May 18

This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know.


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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