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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

Facebook for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Nov 18

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.  Most of us have personal Facebook accounts, but the ins and outs of page management for your business are not the same as your own profile. 

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

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Twitter for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Nov 20

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. 

Working with a Bank - CWE Central MA - Nov 22

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

Financing Options for Business - (Orange) CWE Central MA - Nov 22

The discussion will focus on strategies for raising funds as well as what lenders and investors look for when making financing decisions.

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Dec 9

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to boost your business.

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.

Insure your Business with Confidence - Central MA - Dec 16

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.

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

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 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 - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 28

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

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 - CWE 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.

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

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.