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

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Vermont - Nov 28

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies. 

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE Vermont - Nov 29

Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Vermont - Nov 30

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.

Coffee & Cash Flow Clinic - CWE Vermont - Dec 1

Are you perplexed by your financial statements? Are you looking to understand your cash flow, balance sheet, and income statement and how they interact? 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Vermont - Dec 4

Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. As part of this workshop, you will: Explore the process and learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business

Mastering Time Management Skills - CWE Vermont - Dec 5

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.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Vermont - Dec 5

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keep your customers returning.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Vermont - Dec 6

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. 

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Vermont - Dec 12

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a new business owner. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Vermont - Dec 13

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.


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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