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

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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.

 

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Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements (2 Part Course) – CWE Eastern MA (Allston) - June 26 & July 3

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This 2-part workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow;

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – July 11

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them start or expand a business.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA – July 11

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 Benefit Corporation - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 11

Confused about Non-Profits, Benefit Corporations (B-Corp), and regular Corporations? Not really sure what the benefit is, for each entity? Come join us at the first ever Benefit Corporation workshop where you learn about the differences, the pros, th...

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Eastern MA - July 12

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: develop your business idea and planning, review the importance of a business plan...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Eastern MA - July 18

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn: The basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to help your business thrive, ways to decrease time spent on social media with auto...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - July 18

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company. Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures

Protect Your Business with Copyright & Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 24

As an entrepreneur with an innovative product or service, it is essential to know how to protect your brand, your name, and the content you create. Join us for this informative session on trademarks and copyrights.  

Unleash the Power of Being Yourself (2 Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 25

This course is a two part Self Development workshop created to empower women entrepreneurs and women in business to be their best self through confidence building, and by forging individual success to own and shape their future.

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 26

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before?

How to Navigate through Debt - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 30

Having debt and starting a business can certainly be overwhelming. When used responsibly, the power of leverage can be an incredible tool to have at your disposal. 

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 7

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options available to new business owners.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 9

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies. The session will provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance 

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 14

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company.

Facebook for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA (Allston) - Aug 15

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. In this workshop you will learn: ...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 16

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them start or expand a business.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 16

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. Find out more about CWE programs and resources that can help you move forward with your business idea

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 21

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company. Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect...

Business Plan Basics - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 29

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.