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...

Credit Empowerment Workshop / Seminario para reforzar su crédito (Bilingual/bilingüe) - CWE RI - Jul 18

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. / /Aprenda cómo funciona el crédito y por qué es importante.

Protect Your Identity and other Assets - CWE RI - Jul 14

Your identity is an asset. Learn methods you can use to reduce the risk of identity theft.

How to Write a Grant - CWE RI - Jul 15

This workshop provides an introduction to grant writing will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Julio 22

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.

Work for Yourself 50+ - CWE RI - July 27

Work for Yourself@50+ is a webinar to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

Women & Minority Business Certification Panel - CWE RI - Aug 12

The panel will provide information on how to get certified as a women-owned business and a minority-owned business. If your business is already certified or you plan on certifying it, we’ll provide useful tips on how to use your certification to sec...

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.