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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You - CWE RI - October 16

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

Power Forward! Strategic Plan for Growth - CWE RI -October 17

This accelerator program is designed for established business owners who have not yet grown their firms to substantial levels of revenue or employment. If you are an entrepreneur  ready to  lead your business to the next phase, this program is for yo...

Financing Strategies - CWE RI - October 17

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

Creating a Marketing Plan (3 week Intensive Course) - CWE RI - October 22

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE RI - October 23

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

Women and Minority Owned Business Certification - CWE RI - October 29

Certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government.Gain an  understanding of the eligibility requirements and an overview  of how women and minority enterprises can benefit.

Retail Boot Camp and Mentoring Program - CWE Rhode Island - October

Retail Boot Camp (RBC) will prepare serious Rho de Island entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar retail establishment. 

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE RI - November 1

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

Life in Business - CWE RI - November 5

Learn the 3 T's of planning for your Business.  This workshop is designed for the start-up or small business owner. Learn to create more tax advantages , get answers to your tax questions , and plan for your future.

Steps to Start A Business - CWE RI - November 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. 

Branding for your Small Business - CWE RI - November 8

A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all   sizes need to develop a brand. 

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - November 13

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 RI - November 13

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Dec 4

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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - Dec 11

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