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

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? – CWE RI – Apr 24

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – May 7

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 – May 8

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 (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – May 8

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.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE RI – May 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.  In this workshop, you will:

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE RI – May 11

This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand.  At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio – CWE RI - May 14

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno,  entonces este taller es para usted. Inscríbase  para que:

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE RI – May 15

n this interactive session, we'll discuss practical tips and techniques that will enable you to create more interesting and impactful presentations, so you can sell your ideas, get your project funded, ace the interview, and win business. 

Marketing on a Shoestring – CWE RI – May 17

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to:

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices – CWE RI – May 21

Your business is growing and you're ready to hire more staff. Hiring the right people is critical as your people will be the key to the success of your business.  

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 ...