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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.

 

Eastern Massachusetts Start Courses

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – April 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.

Writing Successful Grant Proposals – CWE Eastern MA – April 17 & April 24

This class will help you increase your capacity to write successful grant proposals. 

Pricing for Profit - CWE Eastern MA - April 23

Often, business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only factor when determining the price of a product or service. 

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – April 25

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

Basics of Business Contracts & Agreements - CWE Eastern MA - April 29

As a current or prospective business owner, you will have a number of business relationships involving some type of contractual commitment or obligation. Managing your contracts and business relationships is therefore very important.

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA – May 1

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Creating an Effective Marketing Plan (3-Week Course) - CWE Eastern MA - May 2 to May 16

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-Part Course) - CWE Eastern MA - May 7 & 14

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business, but they don’t discount its importance. The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained – CWE Eastern MA – May 13

Confused about Non-Profits, Benefit Corporations (B-Corp), and regular Corporations?

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Eastern MA - May 15

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. 

How to Give Effective Presentations - CWE Eastern MA - May 15

This interactive workshop focuses on the basics of developing a strong presentation and the skills you can use when speaking to various stakeholders such as potential investors and clients.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - May 21

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 Eastern MA - May 22

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

Understand, Manage, and Improve Your Credit - CWE Eastern MA - May 22

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - May 23

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

How to Build A Successful Business Brand - CWE Eastern MA - May 29

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.

Protect Your Business with Copyright & Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - May 30

As an entrepreneur with an innovative product or service, it is essential to know how to protect your brand, your name, and the content you create.

Steps to Start A Business - CWE Eastern MA - May 30

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