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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Apr 24

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. 

Mastering Time Management Skills – CWE VT – Apr 26

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.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE VT – May 3

We've all sat through (and maybe even delivered) boring presentations. What's the difference between one that's dull and uninspiring, and one that moves us? 

Visioning - CWE VT - May 5

If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality!

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE VT – May 8

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

Social Media Made Simple – CWE VT – May 10

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE VT – May 14

This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. It is suited for businesses in the first 1-3 years of operations with sales between $25-$100K/year.

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices – CWE VT – May 15

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.  

Building Teams that Work – CWE VT – May 15

To build high-performance teams, a leader must examine the dynamics of existing teams, identify ways teams can improve, and create an environment that encourages, values, and respects individual styles and contributions.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – May 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.


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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