Getting Started

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

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Feb 26

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Feb 26

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.

Mastering Time - CWE Central MA - Feb 27

Mastering Time honors the fact that developing a brand new relationship with time is an outer and inner journey, like two wings of a bird. We want you to fly high and feel crazy empowered!

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 27

Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - Feb 27

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. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Feb 28

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE New Hampshire - Feb 28

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 – 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.

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business - CWE Central MA - Mar 1

Come join us for a panel discussion followed by Q&A with women who started from scratch and are doing what they love today.

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Mar 4

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

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 . . .

Steps to Start A Non-Profit - CWE Eastern MA - February 28

Do you want to start a non-profit so you can put your good ideas to work?

Social Media for Your Business: Speed Mentoring - CWE VT - Mar 1

Bring your social media questions about your business to our office hours. Sign-up for a 30-minute speed mentoring session with our social media trainer, Sara Munro. 

CWE Expert Series: ABCs of Commercial Real Estate - CWE Online - March 6

Where should your business be located?  In this Expert Series webinar, learn and ask questions about commercial real estate. Learn the language and understand the unique process to leasing or purchasing commercial property to operate your busi...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Eastern MA - March 7

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

Community Entrepreneurs Program: Visioning (2-Part Class) - CWE Eastern MA - March 12 & 19

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 Resources - CWE Eastern MA - March 13

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.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 13

In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding and learn tips for building your own successful brand.

Business Planning: Getting Started - CWE Central MA - Mar 18

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.

Burlington Training: QuickBooks Online - CWE VT - Mar 18

Join us for a training in Burlington of QuickBooks Online on Monday, March 18 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm!  All participants must bring a laptop with an active QuickBooks Online subscription.

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE RI - March 21

This discussion on Facebook Strategy gives you a platform to help you understand what the conversation should sound like between your internal team and the company building your web presence.

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.

PowerUP! 13-Week Strategic Planning Program - CWE Eastern MA - February 27

Gearing up to take your business to the next level? This fast-paced comprehensive program is designed for entrepreneurs with some business background, or for those who have begun a business without a formal plan.

CWE Expert Series: ABCs of Commercial Real Estate - CWE Online - March 6

Where should your business be located?  In this Expert Series webinar, learn and ask questions about commercial real estate. Learn the language and understand the unique process to leasing or purchasing commercial property to operate your busi...

3 Week Marketing Intensive - CWE VT- Mar 8, 15, & 22

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

Marketing and Sales Planning Multi-week - CWE New Hampshire - Mar 12

You know your business needs to be seen, but do you know how to get your business in front of the right eyes while maximizing your time and marketing dollars?Join us to create an effective marketing and sales plan for your business.

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.

Blogging & Search Engine Optimization for Small Business - CWE RI - Mar 14

Come join us to learn how  to communicate with your customers using blogs and how to use search engine optimization to  help improve the chances of your blog appearing in search results. 

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

Is your business in its first few years, and have you secured a steady client base, but want to take your business to the next level?  This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and begin thinking strategically.

Steps to Grow Your Business @ Staples Pro Services - CWE Eastern MA - March 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. 

Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Mar 28

Are you looking to use Instagram and Pinterest for your business? Join us for this workshop.

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