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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

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Aug 19

This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, to how to use it as a tool to help grow your business.  

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Aug 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – August 21st

Workshop topics will include: • Different types of entity formations  • Contract basics • Intellectual property considerations • Licenses and regulations

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE RI - Aug 21

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.  Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can p...

Exploring U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Aug 22

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

Understanding Your Personal Branding - CWE RI - Aug 27

Businesses and corporations understand the importance of developing strong brands. Today, however, individuals in career transition who are vying for work in a highly competitive marketplace are taking a lesson from businesses and emerging with thei...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – August 27th

Topics covered include: • Technical Assistance Program • SBA Loan Guarantee Program • 8(a) Business Development Program • HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) Program • Government Contracting Opportunities

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Aug 28

Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. Knowing how to create a resume that showcases your skills and presents you in the best light is a valuable skill that anyone in transition should have.

Introduction to Social Media Platforms for Businesses - CWE VT - Aug 28

This workshop will provide an overview of different social media platforms and how they can contribute to your overall marketing endeavors.

Military Spouses Workshop - VBOC of New England - Aug 28

This program will provide resources and training for spouses whose partners have deployed or those who seek entrepreneurship or change of   employment.

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 . . .

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – August 21st

Workshop topics will include: • Different types of entity formations  • Contract basics • Intellectual property considerations • Licenses and regulations

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Aug 28

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 statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for op...

Military Spouses Workshop - VBOC of New England - Aug 28

This program will provide resources and training for spouses whose partners have deployed or those who seek entrepreneurship or change of   employment.

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – August 29th

In this workshop, you will: • Develop your business idea and planning • Review the importance of a business plan • Gain an understanding of the process and requirements for starting a business, including;  • Legal structures • How to ...

Plan Your Business Promotions - CWE VT - Sept 4

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 Planning Multi-week Course (Littleton, NH) - CWE New Hampshire - Sep 10

Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start?    Or, have you started a business but don't have a clear plan? This class is for you!

Business Planning Course (Rutland) - CWE VT - Sept 11-Nov 13

Learn small business management skills, gain confidence in yourself, and build the plan for your business over this 10 week course.

Pricing for Your Market (Claremont) - CWE New Hampshire - Sep 11

Pricing for profitability: pricing strategy keeping your market in mind.

Power Forward: Strategic Plan for Growth - CWE Central MA - Sep 12

Power Forward! is based on developing and executing a strategic plan that reflects the experience of the business and the adjustments needed to get to the next level both financially and in terms of business maturity. 

Intro to Promoting Your Business on Facebook - CWE VT - Sept 12

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of how Facebook can work for promoting your business and how to get started.

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

#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...

#AskMeAnything: Benefits - CWE VT - Aug 21

Q&A on offering work perks as a small company.  8/21

Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Aug 27

Are you looking to use Instagram and Pinterest for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn How you can use instagram and Pinterest to target your audience with effective marketing messages How to use Instagram and Pintere...

trust.IT: Strategic Implementation Course - CWE VT - Sept 3-Oct 22

Ensure sustainable success as you bring your product or service to the online market in this 7-week course.

#AskMeAnything: Budgeting & Building Wealth - CWE VT - Sept 18

Q&A on paying yourself now & into the future

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