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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...

Start & Stabilize Your Consulting Practice (6 Sessions) - CWE VT - June 13 - July 2

Want to start your consulting practice with stability?  Join Markey Read of MRG, Inc. and CWE VT for: Stand Out In the Crowd! Launch, Grow and Prosper as a Woman Solopreneur, a 6-session intensive for sonsultants, coaches, and other professiona...

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - June 25

This workshop provides an overview of how to get started writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CW VT - June 26

Learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Inside Instagram for Business - CWE VT - July 10

This session is designed for those already familiar with Instagram, ready to maximize its potential for their businesses.

Social Media for Business: Speed Mentoring - CWE VT - July 12

Sign up for a 30-minute session to get your questions answered about social media for your biz!

Social Media for Your Business: Speed Mentoring (Montpelier) - CWE VT & Montpelier Alive - July 16

 Bring social media questions about your business to our office hours (in Montpelier!) for one-on-one guidance.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - July 22

An intro to considering legal structure, naming and entity, licensing, insurance, and more for starting a business.

#AskMeAnything: Staffing - CWE VT - July 24

Q&A on hiring the right employees

Plan Your Promotions - CWE VT - July 25

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.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Aug 14

This workshop provides an overview of how to get started writing a business plan.

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.