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

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA - Sep 16

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

Military Spouses Workshop - VBOC of New England - Sept 17

This program will provide resources and training for spouses whose partners have deployed or those who seek entrepreneurship or change of employment.

Keeping the Books: Basic Accounting & Recordkeeping - CWE Central MA - Sep 18

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

Explore the Basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Central MA - Sep 20

Join us to learn about the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy, so that you can make important decisions about your marketing plan.

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Central MA - Sep 23

Join this workshop to learn the  basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your  business thrive

Business Planning: Getting Started - Central MA (Orange) - Oct 2

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

Basics of a Small Business Marketing Plan - Central MA - Oct 3

Join us to learn the basics of a small business marketing plan, and resources available to help. 

Social Media & Intro to Your Marketing Plan - Central MA (Orange) - Oct 3

Learn how to strategize your social media outreach, and additional components of a solid small business marketing plan.

Women's Business Leaders Conference - Central MA - Oct 4

CWE's annual Women Business Leaders Conference is the premier event for women in business.  Each year this event brings together women business leaders and owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders, supplier diversity teams and purchasing professional...

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Oct 8

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


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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