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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 the Assessment Tool to find the path that is right for you, then click on the class(es) below that fit your needs.

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Pricing for Your Market - CWE Central MA - Jun 19

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.  

The Art of Networking - CWE Central MA - Jun 21

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Jun 25

A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all sizes need to develop a brand.

Mastering Time Management - CWE Central MA - Jul 2

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - Jul 6

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance. 

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Central MA - Jul 9

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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Jul 10

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.  

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Hudson) Jul 11

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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Jul 13

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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 16

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

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting - Jul 17

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

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Central MA - Jul 18

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a new business owner. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 23

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on Crowdfunding- how to utilize your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business!

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA - Jul 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Intellectual Property - CWE Central MA - Jul 31

This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas.

Insure your Business with Confidence – CWE Central MA - Aug 6

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

Facebook for Small Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 8

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.  Most of us have personal Facebook accounts, but the ins and outs of page management for your business are not the same as your own profile. 

Make your Blog Work for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 9

In this workshop, you will have an interactive learning experience as you create your very own blog.

Visioning - CWE Central MA - Aug 10

If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality! 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Aug 16

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.  

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 20

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

Business Plan Basics – CWE Central MA - Aug 21

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Aug 27

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

Steps to Start a Business (Worcester) Sep 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.

Business Plan Basics (Worcester) Sep 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business (Worcester) Oct 2

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

Business Plan Basics (Worcester) Oct 16

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business (Worcester) Nov 13

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

Business Plan Basics (Worcester) Nov 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business (Worcester) Dec 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. 

Business Plan Basics (Worcester) Dec 11

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.