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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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Personal Financial Planning - CWE Central MA - Dec 14

At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Dec 17

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 

Setting Brilliant Goals that Stick - CWE Central MA - Jan 10

This workshop offers you a unique approach to setting goals and resolutions, following a brilliant process that starts with your heart's desires.

Storytelling: A Story of Your Brand - CWE Central MA - Jan 14

This easy-to-follow workshop with accompanying workbook teaches you to develop your mission statement and set you on the path to creating the brand you've always wanted. 

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 15

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

Planning for a Healthy Business - CWE Central MA - Jan 15

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

Credit Reporting Demystified - CWE Central MA - Jan 18

There is a lot of talk about credit reports, but there is still a lot of confusion.  It's important to have a healthy understanding of your credit, especially if you plan to apply for a business loan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Jan 23

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.

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Central MA - Jan 24

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement. 

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

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

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jan 29

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Banking Services Designed for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Jan 30

Banks are valuable resources for small business owners, and not just for loans! 

Effortless Time - CWE Central MA - Feb 6

EFFORTLESS 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!

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE Central MA - Feb 7

Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility for your products and services

Business Women & Beer - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Feb 11

If you are a woman who has a dream and a mission to turn her ideas into reality, this event is for you!

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Feb 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.

Financial Management - CWE Central MA - Feb 13

Join this workshop to u nderstand the essentials of financial management

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Feb 15

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

Pricing for your Market - CWE Central MA - Feb 19

Understanding your customers’ perceived value and establishing a pricing strategy that is right for your market is as important to your success as understanding your costs and break-even point. 

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. 

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

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

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.

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.

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. 

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.