CWE Rhode Island – Women’s 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.

Rhode Island Start Courses

Understand, Manage and Improve your Credit - CWE RI - Nov 28

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you yourself are financially stable. This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health. You will lea...

Interviewing Strategies & Skills - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 29

The journey of finding our ideal job can be exciting and rewarding, but you need to prepare yourself for the process.

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Small Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 30

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 Rhode Island - Dec 1

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.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 5

This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business.

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 6

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

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 12

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

Coffee & Connections - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 15

This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly-productive business owners and experts. 

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 18

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. 

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search – CWE RI – Jan 24

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your next job. In this session, you’ll...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – Jan 30

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...

Personal Financial Planning – CWE RI – Feb 6

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. In this session, you will:

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – Mar 8

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...

The Art of Networking – CWE RI – Apr 6

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – May 22

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...