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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 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 a list of the type of classes that may be right 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

CWE Eastern MA - Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - December 3

Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

CWE Eastern MA - Business Plan Basics - December 8

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

CWE Eastern MA - Understanding Cash Flow Management (For Beginners) December 15

This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and how it can help your business survive and thrive.

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tues, & Wed) - CWE RI - Oct 1

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?

Women Supporting Women: Online Open Forum - Central MA - Nov 30

As we are all navigating this "new normal," the Center for Women & Enterprise is bringing you a new series, "Women Supporting Women," where women entrepreneurs are invited to bring a cup of coffee and connect with fellow small business owners.

Understand and Improve Your Credit (Virtual) - CWE RI - Dec 15

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. We will discuss how to maintenance a positive score and how to correct errors on the report. Knowledge is power, the more you understand credit, the better equipped you will be to make sound financial...

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 . . .

Planificación de negocios (virtual, 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.

CWE Eastern MA: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - Nov 30

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs.

CWE Eastern MA - Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - December 3

Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

CWE Eastern MA - Business Plan Basics - December 8

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.  

CWE Eastern MA - Understanding Cash Flow Management (For Beginners) December 15

This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and how it can help your business survive and thrive.

CWE Eastern MA: Women Supporting Women Workshop - December 10

As we are all navigating this "new normal," the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Eastern MA is offering a workshop to help you connect with fellow women small business owners.

CEP Business Planning ( Virtual, 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...

Understand and Improve Your Credit (Virtual) - CWE RI - Dec 15

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. We will discuss how to maintenance a positive score and how to correct errors on the report. Knowledge is power, the more you understand credit, the better equipped you will be to make sound financial...

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

CWE Eastern MA: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - Nov 30

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs.

CWE Eastern MA - PR and Marketing Tools for Small Business - December 9

Join us in this session and learn the basic concepts of creating a comprehensive marketing communication strategy.

CWE Eastern MA - Cash Flow Management for COVID Recovery December 16

The numbers tell a story; do you know how to read it?

CWE Eastern MA: Women Supporting Women Workshop - December 10

As we are all navigating this "new normal," the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Eastern MA is offering a workshop to help you connect with fellow women small business owners.

Understand and Improve Your Credit (Virtual) - CWE RI - Dec 15

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. We will discuss how to maintenance a positive score and how to correct errors on the report. Knowledge is power, the more you understand credit, the better equipped you will be to make sound financial...

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