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CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

Start Your Journey – Your Roadmap to Success

Our curriculum gives you the skills to minimize risk as you prepare for success. Use the Assessment Tool to find the path that is right for you, then click on the class(es) below that fit your needs.

Vermont Start Courses

#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...

#AskMeAnything: Benefits - CWE VT - Aug 21

Q&A on offering work perks as a small company.  8/21

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.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE VT - Aug 29

Ensure the success of your new business with this overview of legal issues business owners should be aware of as they get started.

trust.IT: Strategic Implementation Course - CWE VT - Sept 3-Oct 22

Ensure sustainable success as you bring your product or service to the online market in this 7-week course.

Plan Your Business Promotions - CWE VT - Sept 4

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.

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.

Insure Your Business With Confidence - CWE VT - Sept 10

Learn to protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate, cost effective insurance policies.

Business Planning Course (Rutland) - CWE VT - Sept 11-Nov 13

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

Intro to Promoting Your Business on Facebook - CWE VT - Sept 12

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of how Facebook can work for promoting your business and how to get started.

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

Q&A on paying yourself now & into the future

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.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Oct 28

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

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Sessions with low enrollment may be cancelled.  CWE will notify you of class cancellations and changes.

If you can no longer join us for a session you register for, please notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours before the start of the session for a full refund.  If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the session, we will be unable to issue refunds or payment transfers.

Free Program - Cancellations and Participant Notification Policy

If you can no longer attend a no-cost session for which you registered, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.  These classes are offered at no cost as a benefit to you, but there are per-registration costs to CWE associated with them.  We reserve the right to request a $25 contribution to defray our costs for no shows, so that we may continue to offer free classes in the future.