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

Planificación de negocios (12 sesiones) - CWE RI

Este curso lo ayudará a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un empresario independiente, mientras adquiere confianza en usted mismo y en su conocimiento de la gestión de pequeñas empresas.

Marketing Freedom with Mailchimp - CWE RI - Nov 5

In this hands-on hybrid webinar/workshop you will learn how to use Mailchimp as an email marketing tool.

Small Business Certifications & Contracting Panel (Innovate Newport)- CWE RI - Nov 20

This panel will provide information on how to get certified as a women-owned business and a minority-owned business.

Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - CWE RI - Nov 25

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 busi...

Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - CWE RI - Nov 25

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

Exploring U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Dec 4

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

Job Search Tips for People in Transition - CWE RI - Dec 10

This workshop will give you a broad outlook on areas to be aware of when setting out on the job search. It will help you answer questions such as:

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Dec 11

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Dec 12

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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jan 15

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.  

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Mar 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.  

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.