Grow: CWE Rhode Island – Women Business Center


As your business grows so must your skills. The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) offers many opportunities for you to acquire the know-how you need when you need it.

Grow Your Skills – Your Roadmap to Success

Our varied curriculum will help you navigate the different ways you can grow your business, and maximize your success. We offer courses, workshops, and networking opportunities at convenient times and locations with your schedule in mind.

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Rhode Island Grow Courses

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification for the State of RI - CWE RI - Mar 3

Did you know certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government?

Lenders Panel - CWE RI - Mar 12

Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business?

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Mar 17

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them?

Leveraging LinkedIn - CWE RI - Mar 17

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career.

Power Forward! (Hybrid Class) - CWE RI - Mar 18

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur ready to lead your business to the next phase, this accelerator program is for you!

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit - CWE RI - Mar 18

This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Mar 31st

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

Understanding your Personal Branding - CWE RI - Apr 3

By taking advantage of the innovations of social media and the Internet, your virtual space can become a powerful tool for personal branding.

Social Media Trends - CWE RI - Apr 7

Having an on-line presence is vital to the success of a business. Discover important social media strategies you can implement as well as tips, tricks and trends for 2020. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - Apr 14

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. 

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Apr 14

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

Success for Small Business (SSB) - Éxito para pequeños negocios (Taller de 2 Noches) - CWE RI - Mayo 12 & 14

Success for Small Business (SSB)  es un programa desarrollado para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeños negocios, proporcionando orientación sobre cómo operar un negocio con éxito. 

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.