CWE Central Massachusetts - Women's Business Center

We are open for business virtually.  All CWE physical offices are closed due to COVID-19 but we are just a phone call/email away.

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The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit economic empowerment organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and the economy by supporting women to launch and successfully sustain businesses.  Opened in 1999, the Central Massachusetts Women's Business Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We offer consultations, workshops and networking opportunities to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals.

Courses in Central Massachusetts

LinkedIn (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21

LinkedIn is the best platform to promote yourself as a professional. Use it as a platform to advertise your skills, build credibility as a professional and increase your visibility.

Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan

Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: An SBA Overview (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 22

In this webinar, SBA Lender Relations Specialist Ili Spahiu will provide an overview of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.

Insure Your Business with Confidence (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 24

This workshop is suitable for pre-start-up entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs

Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 24

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

Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: A Lenders' Tutorial (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 25

In this webinar, you will be guided through the forgiveness process by two experienced lenders, Ben Marshall of Bank of America and Stephanie Luz of Avidia Bank.

Women Supporting Women - Online Open Forum (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21

During a time when it's not easy  to make new connections, we welcome you to come share your story and listen, and build meaningful relationships during a difficult time.

Twitter (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 29

Join the Twitter Universe! Reluctant to get started? Mystified by the process? Not sure you'd like it for yourself? Remember, it's not where you like to be that's important. It's where your customers are that counts.

Tuesday Talks (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 29

Join CWE and SBA for our monthly check-ins for women in business! We'll share updates from CWE and SBA, and answer your questions.

Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: Legal & Accounting (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 29

In this webinar, Amanda Shuman, Esq. and Karen Durand Ceppetelli, CPA, will discuss PPP legal, accounting, and financial reporting considerations for business entities.

Funding & Resources Available to Small Business During COVID Crisis and Recovery

Please click on the link below to see resources available to entrepreneurs in central Massachusetts in the wake of the COVID pandemic.  To schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss recovery strategies for your business please click here.


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


Central Massachusetts

Michelle Miller
Director - Central MA
(508) 453-9206
Dawn LaRochelle
Project Manager: COVID Business Recovery Central MA
(508) 453-9210
Samantha Pevear
Program Manager - Central MA
(508) 453-9209

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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