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

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA (Worcester) – Feb 20

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:

Pricing for Your Market – CWE Central MA (Worcester) Feb 22

Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only factor when determining the price of a product or service.  Understanding your customers’ perceived value an...

Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA – Feb 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Federal Government Contracting – CWE Central MA – Feb 28

Looking for new markets for your small business' s  goods or services? Consider selling to the federal government.  Attend this workshop, led by the U.S. Small Business Administration, to:

Eat, Drink and Talk Money! - CWE Central MA - Feb 28

The evening will feature a panel discussion, which will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what lenders and investors look for when making financing decisions.     

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

CEP: Business Planning: Getting Started (10 Weeks) – CWE Central MA – Mar 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?

Commercial Leasing 101 - CWE Central MA - Mar 8

Do you need to lease space for your business? It can be a very complicated and daunting process. This class will be led by a commercial real estate agent who will cover basic terms and common provisions, different ways rent can be calculated, terms,...

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Hudson) Mar 9

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Mar 13

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


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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