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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. 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.

Explore

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE Eastern MA - February 13

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

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – February 28

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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Dec 12

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

Steps to Start A Business - CWE Eastern MA - December 13

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.  You will leave the session with an A-to-Z overview, and specific tools and tips that will help you get star...

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Central MA - Dec 14

At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. 

Inventory Management Software - Lunch and Learn - CWE VT - Dec 14

In this workshop, we will cover the two types of inventory systems (periodic vs. perpetual), a brief overview of inventory valuation methods (LIFO, FIFO, average cost), and the variety of softwares available.  

Business Plan Basics - CWE Eastern MA - December 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - December 19

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.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Dec 18

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Jan 8

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

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 . . .

How to Build A Successful Business Brand - CWE Eastern MA - February 19

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.

Social Media Made Simple - CWE New Hampshire - Dec 12

Learn how to utilize social media efficiently and effectively to promote your business without sitting in front of a screen all day.

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained – CWE Eastern MA – December 12

Confused about Non-Profits, Benefit Corporations (B-Corp), and regular Corporations?  Not really sure what the….benefit is, for each entity?   Come join us at our Benefit Corporation workshop.

Social Essentials: Inside Instagram - CWE VT - Dec 12

This course is designed for those already in business and need deeper knowledge about social media strategy and hands-on work to put new tips and tricks into a comprehensive content plan to reach their business goals.

Social Media Made Simple - CWE RI - Dec 13

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop!

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Dec 17

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Jan 8

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno, entonces este taller es para usted.

Managing Cash Flow - CWE Central MA - Jan 9

Whether you've been in business for one year or twenty, it's crucial to have a solid strategy for managing your cash flow. 

Setting Brilliant Goals that Stick - CWE Central MA - Jan 10

This workshop offers you a unique approach to setting goals and resolutions, following a brilliant process that starts with your heart's desires.

CEP Business Planning: Getting Started (3 week program) - CWE RI - Jan 14

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

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

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - February 27

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 New Hampshire - Jan 16

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.

Facebook for Small Businesses @ Harvard Innovation Lab - CWE Eastern MA - January 24

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.  Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - January 30

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.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - February 7 & 14

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?

Facebook Advertising Explained (Claremont) - CWE NH - Mar 13

Learn how to target ads and spend relatively little money to get improved visibility and branding through Facebook.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 20

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.

Gorgeous Graphics: How to Make Your Business Look Good on Social Media - CWE NH - Apr 17

Learn how to pull people in through eye-catching visuals on your social media platforms.

Social Media Intensive - CWE New Hampshire - May 21

Do you need to strengthen your market reach and increase customer engagement? Are you looking to social media to generate more revenue? This  3-week intensive course  will help!

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