Start: CWE Central Massachusetts - Women Business Center

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, then click on the class(es) below that fit your needs.

Central Massachusetts Start Courses

Steps to Start a Business - Central MA - Mar 6

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

Exploring Entrepreneurship - Central MA - Mar 10

Join us to explore whether starting your own business may be the right fit for you!

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Mar 10

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

All About Business Financial Statements - Central MA - Mar 11

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 operating a successful business.

Open Consults - Business Strategy - CWE Central MA (Fitchburg) - Mar 13

Whether you want help registering a business or drafting a business plan, this is the perfect opportunity to get free one-on-one advice.

Pennies From Heaven: Financing Your Business - CWE Central MA - Mar 13

Join us to learn about financing options for your business! Our panel of experts will speak to the different types of financing available for your business.

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA - Mar 16

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.

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - Mar 17

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

Insure Your Business with Confidence - Central MA - Mar 19

The session with provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance and how they may be critical to protecting your assets as a business owner.   

Find Your Squad: Who do you Need on Your Business Team? - CWE Central MA - Mar 23

Every small business owner needs a team of experts in their corner, and this panel conversation will help you find yours. Join us to learn who should be on this team!

Social Media Made Simple - Central MA - Mar 25

Join this workshop to learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to boost your business! 

Working with a Bank - CWE Central MA - Mar 30

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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - Mar 31

Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Open Consults - Business Strategy - CWE Central MA (Fitchburg) - Apr 10

Whether you want help registering a business or drafting a business plan, this is the perfect opportunity to get free one-on-one advice.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 14

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

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 28

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - May 5

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

Open Consults - Business Strategy - CWE Central MA (Fitchburg) - May 8

Whether you want help registering a business or drafting a business plan, this is the perfect opportunity to get free one-on-one advice.

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - May 19

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Sessions with low enrollment may be cancelled.  CWE will notify you of class cancellations and changes.

If you can no longer join us for a session you register for, please notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours before the start of the session for a full refund.  If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the session, we will be unable to issue refunds or payment transfers.

Free Program - Cancellations and Participant Notification Policy

If you can no longer attend a no-cost session for which you registered, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.  These classes are offered at no cost as a benefit to you, but there are per-registration costs to CWE associated with them.  We reserve the right to request a $25 contribution to defray our costs for no shows, so that we may continue to offer free classes in the future.