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

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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. Use our Assessment Tool to help you find the path that is right for you. Ready to get started? Fill out the Client Information Form and/or schedule a time to consult about your business ideas at the Center near you.

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Click on the level and view the classes available for where you are on your road to start and run a business, increase your professional success, and personal growth.

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Are you unemployed, underemployed, or considering starting your own business?

CWE offers workshops related to job search, personal budgeting, career growth strategies, and entrepreneurship. CWE helps you discover if owning or starting your own business is right for you.

These workshops include:

  • Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
  • The Art of Networking
  • Steps to Starting a Business
  • Financing Strategies

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – May 30

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. 

The Art of Networking – CWE NH – May 29

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Eastern MA – May 24

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.  In this workshop, you will:

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE NH – May 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. 

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – May 22

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners Basics – CWE Central MA – May 17

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. 

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit– CWE Eastern MA –May 16

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable.  This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –May 15

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.  

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE NH – May 15

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. 

The Art of Networking– CWE Eastern MA –May 9

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Plan

Is Owning Your Own Business Right For You?

CWE helps you discover if owning or starting your own business is right for you. The workshops will provide you with resources and tools that will help you make the decision that is right for you. The workshops are FREE.

Workshops include:

  • Is Entrepreneurship Right for You
  • Legal Considerations for Your Business
  • 12 Steps to Starting a Business
  • And more . . .

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting – CWE NH – May 23

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the best practices in keeping books for your small business.  Even if you have an accountant, this class will help you understand why good bookkeeping is valuable for effectively running your bus...

Branding for Your Small Business – CWE Eastern MA – May 22

A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all   sizes need to develop a brand.

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE Eastern MA – May 15

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 

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit – CWE Eastern MA – May 3

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 18

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 17

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 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - – CWE NH – Apr 17

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

Intellectual Property – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 12

his workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas. Workshop top...

Speed Mentoring Clinic – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 10

Get an opportunity to meet up with up to 4 small business experts and have your questions answered in one morning! Select up to 4 topics you would like to speak to a counselor 

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit – CWE NH – Apr 10

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

Build

Your business is open and running – now what?

Bring your business to the next level with workshops and events that will provide you with the tools you need to increase your venture.

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Marketing Intensive
  • Selling Online
  • Ways to Maximize Linked In for Your Business

Facebook for Small Businesses – CWE Eastern MA – May 22

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.  Most of us have personal Facebook accounts, but the ins and outs of page management for your business are not the same as your own profile.  In this workshop you will learn:

Accounting for Non-Accountants – CWE Eastern MA – May 1

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance.  The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?  In this workshop, participants will learn:

Create a Marketing Plan: Intensive Course – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 26

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 12

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.  Whether you are in a formal or informal setting, there are several key elements tha...

Understanding Cash Flow Management – CWE NH – Apr 12

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture   however, it is vital to the success of any business strategy.   This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management ...

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE NH – Mar 29

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.

Sales and Negotiation Skills – CWE Central MA – Mar 22

any people shy away from the idea of negotiating, but developing your negotiation skills can be a key factor in the success of your new or growing venture. This workshop will provide practical tools and tips that will help you to negotiate effectivel...

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 20

This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand.  At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Effective Presentation Skills – CWE NH – Mar 14

As an entrepreneur, your ability to persuade your audience through a concise and compelling presentation is a key factor to your business success.  This interactive workshop focuses on the basics of developing a strong presentation and the skills yo...

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 6

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level?   This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. It is suited for bus...

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