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

Pitch Camp - CWE VT - Jun 26

At pitch camp, you’ll have an opportunity to dive into the elements of a successful pitch, gain insight from seasoned pitchers and listeners, and work with advisors to perfect your own pitch.

Mastering Time Management Skills – CWE VT – Jun 27

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – Jul 17

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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Jul 18

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. 

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE VT - Jul 19

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? 

Mastering the Elevator Pitch - CWE Vermont - Jul 23

In 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.

QuickBooks Training - CWE VT - Aug 1

In partnership with Community Capital of Vermont, we are offering free QuickBooks training that can be taken as a full day course, or as separate workshops. Please join us for one or both workshops on Wednesday, August 1.

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – Aug 29

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Business Plan Working Session – CWE VT – Aug 29

Do you need a place to really get that business planning and strategy work done that you’ve been putting off? Drop-in to CWE for your own office hours.


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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