Start: CWE Central Massachusetts - Women Business Center

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 - Aug 27

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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA - (Fitchburg) - Aug 30

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 Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Sep 4

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 Planning: Getting Started - CWE Central MA - Sep 10

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.

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - Sep 17

The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Sep 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Oct 2

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 - CWE Central MA (Uxbridge) - Oct 4

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Central MA - Oct 5

nderstanding your customers’ perceived value and establishing a pricing strategy that is right for your market is as important to your success as understanding your costs and breakeven point. 

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Oct 10

This workshop is suitable for pre-startup entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Oct 16

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Website Considerations for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Oct 16

Ensuring potential customers are able to find you is key to creating and developing new business. 

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Central MA - Oct 17

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 18

In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding, and learn tips for building your own successful brand.

Achieving SMART Goals - CWE Central MA - Oct 22

At the "Achieving SMART Goals" workshop, you will learn to a system to achieve more in less time.

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 24

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 

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

Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Breaking Silos: Collaborating for Impact and Innovation - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Nov 1

Join us as we celebrate the diversity of resources available via Worcester-area non-profits, and for a discussion of strategy for collaborative impact on our community.

Make Your Blog Work for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Nov 2

In this workshop, you will have an interactive learning experience as you create your very own blog. 

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - Nov 5

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance. 

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Central MA - Nov 9

At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement.

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Nov 12

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. 

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Nov 13

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 Start a Business - CWE Central MA - Nov 16

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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA - Nov 16

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 - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Nov 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Social Media: What Does it Mean to your Brand? - CWE Central MA - Nov 26

In this social media workshop, you will learn to better understand the inner workings of social media and how it impacts your brand. 

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Dec 4

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

Be the Most Productive You in the New Year - CWE Central MA - Dec 7

In this workshop, you will set goals for the new year, both personal and professional, and implement the necessary milestones into a plan to assist in achieving the set goals.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Dec 11

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Cash Flow Management - CWE Central MA - Dec 11

This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and how it can help your business survive and thrive during the first years of operation.   

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Central MA - Dec 14

At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Dec 17

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 

Storytelling: A Story of Your Brand - CWE Central MA - Jan 14

This easy-to-follow workshop with accompanying workbook teaches you to develop your mission statement and set you on the path to creating the brand you've always wanted.