CWE Central Massachusetts - Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

CWE Women's Business Leadership ConferenceIn Central MA since 1999, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) provides opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs that have been perfected since 1995.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Central Massachusetts

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - May 29

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Jun 3

Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding- how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business!

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jun 4

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

Employee to Entrepreneur: How Franchising can Reduce the Risk - CWE Central MA - Jun 12

This workshop will unveil the myths and truths about franchising and help you determine if franchising may be right for you! 

Business Accounting: Get Your Financial Questions Answered! - CWE Central MA - Jun 14

Sign up for a one-on-one session to review your business financial statements, discuss the tax side of entity choices, and/or to strategize your next stage of growth.

Legal Sessions: Get Your Questions Answered! - CWE Central MA - Jun 14

Register for a one-on-one session with an attorney to discuss such topics as entity formation, partnerships, HR questions and/or succession planning. 

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting - CWE Central MA - Jun 17

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to  the best practices in keeping books for your small business. 

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jun 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Central MA - Jun 21

Find out how to market your product, determine and refine your target audience, and reach customers with the right message and the right media.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Jun 25

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. 


Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Learn More


Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 508-363-2300.

Central Massachusetts l 69 Milk St, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 

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