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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

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 28

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - Jan 30

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. 

Facebook for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Feb 5

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

Steps to Start a Business - Central MA - Feb 7

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

The Keys To Speaking Confidence - Central MA - Feb 10

Join the Center for Women & Enterprise and Linda Ugelow for a fun, interactive talk and leave with the secrets to true ease and confidence that will banish speaking anxiety once and for all.

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

Financing Strategies for Small Businesses - Central MA (Orange) - Feb 11

Learn about funding and financing options for your small business!

Keeping the Books: Basic Accounting & Recordkeeping - Central MA - Feb 12

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

Exploring Entrepreneurship - Central MA - Feb 19

Join us to explore whether starting your own business may be the right fit for you!

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - Feb 21

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. 

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - Feb 25

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

Steps to Start a Business - 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.

Exploring Entrepreneurship - Central MA - Mar 10

Join us to explore whether starting your own business may be the right fit for you!

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

All About Business Financial Statements - Central MA - Mar 11

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for operating a successful business.

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA - Mar 16

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 - Central MA (Worcester) - Mar 17

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

Insure Your Business with Confidence - Central MA - Mar 20

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.   

Find Your Squad: Who do you Need on Your Business Team? - CWE Central MA - Mar 23

Every small business owner needs a team of experts in their corner, and this panel conversation will help you find yours. Join us to learn who should be on this team!

Social Media Made Simple - Central MA - Mar 25

Join this workshop to learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to boost your business! 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - Mar 31

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.

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

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - 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. 

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - May 19

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.