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...

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Sept 6

Leave this session with an idea of the resources and immediate next steps you can take to start your business journey.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE VT - Sept 16

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

Power Forward! Strategic Growth Planning Course - CWE VT - Sep 17-Dec 10

Apply for this Fall's 2019 strategic growth planning course for food and product businesses with a revenue of at least $50,000.

#AskMeAnything: Budgeting & Building Wealth - CWE VT - Sept 18

Q&A on paying yourself now & into the future

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Sept 23

This workshop provides an overview of how and why to start writing a business plan.

Business Planning Course (NEK) - CWE VT - Oct 1 - Dec 3

Learn small business management skills, gain confidence in yourself, and build the plan for your business in this 10 week course.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Oct 23

Leave with resources and next steps for you to start your business journey.

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE VT - Oct 24

This panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a small business owner.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Oct 28

Need an introduction to why and how to write a business plan? Join us!


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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