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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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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 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. 

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? – CWE RI – Apr 24

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 26

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:

Insure your Business with Confidence – CWE Central MA – Apr 26

n this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.  This session will provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance a...

Eat, Drink & Talk Strategy - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 26

Every small business owner needs a team of experts in his or her corner.  Join us to learn about this team and to gain exposure to specialists who can help your business start and grow. 

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.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA – May 1

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:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – May 7

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

Personal Financial Planning– CWE Eastern MA –May 8

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. In this session, you will:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Central MA – May 8

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

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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 . . .

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements – CWE Eastern MA - May 2

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income 

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping & Accounting - CWE New Hampshire - May 2

Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial recordkeeping is critical to your success.   

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 ...

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE New Hampshire - May 3

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. 

Steps to Starting A Business - VBOC - May 4 - Portland ME

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

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!

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – May 8

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.

Social Media Made Simple – CWE VT – May 10

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

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 

Marketing on a Shoestring – CWE RI – May 17

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to:

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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

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.

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:

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - May 1

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level?

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? 

Create a Marketing Plan - CWE Central MA - May 7

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.

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE RI – May 11

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:

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.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE RI – May 15

n this interactive session, we'll discuss practical tips and techniques that will enable you to create more interesting and impactful presentations, so you can sell your ideas, get your project funded, ace the interview, and win business. 

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.  

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - May 17

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 an...

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