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CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

Start Your Journey – Your Roadmap to Success

Our curriculum gives you the skills to minimize risk as you prepare for success. Use the Assessment Tool to find the path that is right for you, then click on the class(es) below that fit your needs.

Central Massachusetts Start Courses

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Jul 25

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. 

Business Accounting: Get Your Questions Answered! - CWE Central MA - Jul 26

Sign up for a one-on-one session to review your business financial statements, discuss the tax side of entity choices, and/or to strategize your next stage of growth. 

Getting Started with Instagram: A Basic How-To Guide to Harnessing IG for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 26

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Instagram for small business.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Jul 30

The session with provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance and how they may be critical to protecting your assets as a business owner. 

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jul 30

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 5

Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding - how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business!

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Aug 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.  

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 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. 

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting - CWE Central MA - Aug 12

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to  the best practices in keeping books for your small business.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Aug 16

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Aug 19

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.  

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Aug 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Aug 23

The session with provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance and how they may be critical to protecting your assets as a business owner. 

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Sep 3

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

Develop Your Business Model - CWE Central MA - Sep 9

Begin to understand how to develop a business model using the business model canvas framework.

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA - Sep 9

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.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Sep 10

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Oct 8

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

Starting a Small Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 9

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. 

Employee to Entrepreneur: How Franchising can Reduce the Risk - CWE Central MA - Oct 10

Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option but want a proven business model to get to your goals more quickly and safer?

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Oct 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

20th Anniversary Fundraiser - CWE Central MA - Oct 30

Join us for an evening of inspiration, networking, and support for CWE!

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Nov 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.

Working with a Bank - CWE Central MA - Nov 8

This workshop will help you determine the advantages and disadvantages of each banking service available to you. 

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Nov 19

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Dec 10

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

Financial Management - CWE Central MA - Dec 13

In this workshop we will explain the basic concept of financial management and why it's important as well as identify the basic steps of bookkeeping for a small business.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Dec 17

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Sessions with low enrollment may be cancelled.  CWE will notify you of class cancellations and changes.

If you can no longer join us for a session you register for, please notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours before the start of the session for a full refund.  If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the session, we will be unable to issue refunds or payment transfers.

Free Program - Cancellations and Participant Notification Policy

If you can no longer attend a no-cost session for which you registered, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.  These classes are offered at no cost as a benefit to you, but there are per-registration costs to CWE associated with them.  We reserve the right to request a $25 contribution to defray our costs for no shows, so that we may continue to offer free classes in the future.