CWE Rhode Island – Women’s 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.

Rhode Island Start Courses

Planificación de negocios (12 sesiones) - CWE RI

Este curso lo ayudará a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un empresario independiente, mientras adquiere confianza en usted mismo y en su conocimiento de la gestión de pequeñas empresas.

CEP Business Planning (12 sessions) - CWE RI

Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start? This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming...

Stress Tolerance (Webinar) - CWE RI - Apr 9

Sometimes stressful situations are beyond our control. However, the way that you handle these situations can make things better or worse. 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (WEBINAR) - CWE RI - Apr 14

This web-based seminar provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware  of when starting a new company. 

Business Continuity - CWE RI - Apr 15

A business continuity plan (BCP) will minimize the impact of business interruption should a disaster occur.

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification - CWE RI - May 6

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

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. 

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - May 13

Did you know ...  Certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government.  

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - May 20

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.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Sep 15

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Sep 23

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.

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.