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CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

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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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Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - Feb 22

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

Credit Reporting for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Feb 25

Explain the concept of credit reporting and the impact of credit reports on the operation or growth of a small business.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Feb 26

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Mastering Time - CWE Central MA - Feb 27

Mastering Time honors the fact that developing a brand new relationship with time is an outer and inner journey, like two wings of a bird. We want you to fly high and feel crazy empowered!

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Feb 28

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

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business - CWE Central MA - Mar 1

Come join us for a panel discussion followed by Q&A with women who started from scratch and are doing what they love today.

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Mar 4

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.

Explore SBA Resources Webinar - CWE Central MA - Mar 6

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.

CWE Expert Series: ABCs of Commercial Real Estate - CWE Online - March 6

Where should your business be located?  In this Expert Series webinar, learn and ask questions about commercial real estate. Learn the language and understand the unique process to leasing or purchasing commercial property to operate your busi...

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Mar 7

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

Employee to Entrepreneur: How Franchising can Reduce the Risk - CWE Central MA - Mar 8

Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option but want a proven business model to get to your goals more quickly and safer?

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Mar 11

This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, to how to use it as a tool to help grow your business.  

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Mar 12

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

Wednesday, Women & Wine - CWE Central MA (Northborough) - Mar 13

Connect with fellow ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds at this exciting event with wine, cheese, and light hors d'oeuvres. 

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting - CWE Central MA - Mar 15

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

Business Planning: Getting Started - CWE Central MA - Mar 18

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.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Mar 19

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Women's History Month Event - CWE Central MA - Mar 21

Whether you are looking to open a brick and mortar, create a product or offer a service – this event has something for everyone!

Your Bank & You: Relational Finance for Business Success - CWE Central MA - Apr 3

Understand how other small business owners decide which banking services to use

Get Noticed! Optimize Your Website Through SEO - CWE Central MA - Apr 5

Join us for this interactive session to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) - the main way your website gets “found” by search engines

Planning for a Healthy Business - CWE Central MA - Apr 8

Join us for this introductory exploration of what makes a healthy foundation for your business.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Apr 10

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keeping your customers.

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE Central MA - Apr 12

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.  

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 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. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Apr 16

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

Effective Leadership Practices - CWE Central MA - Apr 18

Attend this workshop to develop effective leadership strategies and skills. 

Keeping the Books: Basic Record Keeping and Accounting - CWE Central MA - Apr 23

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

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Central MA - Apr 25

The basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your business thrive

Insure your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Apr 26

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Apr 30

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Apr 30

Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. 

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - May 6

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - May 7

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

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - May 13

This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, to how to use it as a tool to help grow your business.  

Business Plan Basics - Central MA (Worcester) - May 21

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - May 21

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

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.