CWE Vermont – Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) opened the Women's Business Center in Vermont in 2016.  Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA), CWE works with the SBA in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Eastern and Central Massachusetts to deliver quality services to current and prospective women entrepreneurs. 

At the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) we provide opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs that have been perfected since 1995.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Vermont

#AskMeAnything: Q&A Discussions for Curious Business Owners

Finally! Get answers to the “trivial” and “taboo” business questions you’ve been scared to ask.  This summer at CWE VT, join peers and content experts who’ve seen it all for coffee, croissants, and conversation about the trials of small business own...

Start & Stabilize Your Consulting Practice (6 Sessions) - CWE VT - June 13 - July 2

Want to start your consulting practice with stability?  Join Markey Read of MRG, Inc. and CWE VT for: Stand Out In the Crowd! Launch, Grow and Prosper as a Woman Solopreneur, a 6-session intensive for sonsultants, coaches, and other professiona...

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - July 22

An intro to considering legal structure, naming and entity, licensing, insurance, and more for starting a business.

Plan Your Business Promotions - CWE VT - July 24

Learn smart ways to apply prior knowledge of social media and your goals to plan out what, how, and when you will communicate to your customers throughout the upcoming (holiday) season.

#AskMeAnything: Staffing - CWE VT - July 24

Q&A on hiring the right employees

Succeeding in Your Side Hustle (Bradford) - CWE VT - Aug 1

This workshop will provide tools and templates to feel confident and enthusiastic about a multiple-income stream lifestyle.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Aug 14

This workshop provides an overview of how to get started writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business (Lyndonville) - CWE VT - Aug 15

 You’ll leave with a clear idea of the resources and immediate next steps you can take to start your business journey.

Steps to Grow Your Business (Rutland) - CWE VT - Aug 21

Learn analysis methods to examine current and future opportunities for your business .

Introduction to Social Media Platforms for Businesses - CWE VT - Aug 28

This workshop will provide an overview of different social media platforms and how they can contribute to your overall marketing endeavors.


Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Learn More


Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 802-391-4870.

CWE Vermont l 431 Pine St., Suite 101, Burlington, VT 05401

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