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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.

 

Eastern Massachusetts Start Courses

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - February 27

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture, however, it is vital to the success of any business strategy. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management.

PowerUP! 13-Week Strategic Planning Program - CWE Eastern MA - February 27

Gearing up to take your business to the next level? This fast-paced comprehensive program is designed for entrepreneurs with some business background, or for those who have begun a business without a formal plan.

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – February 28

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

Steps to Start A Non-Profit - CWE Eastern MA - February 28

Do you want to start a non-profit so you can put your good ideas to work?

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners @ Staples - CWE Eastern MA - February 28

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. 

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...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Eastern MA - March 7

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

Community Entrepreneurs Program: Visioning (2-Part Class) - CWE Eastern MA - March 12 & 19

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

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Eastern MA - March 13

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 – March 13

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 Eastern MA - March 14 [Rescheduled]

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.

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA – March 14

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Insure Your Business With Confidence - CWE Eastern MA - March 20

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

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts – CWE Eastern MA – Thursday, March 21

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. 

Business Planning - Getting Started (10-Week Class) - CWE Eastern MA - Spring 2019

Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start?

Marketing On A Shoestring - CWE Eastern MA - March 27

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility for your products and services.

Steps to Grow Your Business @ Staples Pro Services - CWE Eastern MA - March 27

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. 

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - March 28

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. 

Steps to Start A Business - CWE Eastern MA - March 28

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

Protect Your Business with Copyright & Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - April 3

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 Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - April 3

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level?

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained – CWE Eastern MA – April 4

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

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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? – CWE Eastern MA – April 9

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

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - April 10

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. 

Facebook for Small Businesses @ Harvard Innovation Lab - CWE Eastern MA - April 17

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.

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales of Strategies - CWE Eastern MA - April 18

Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques. 

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. 

Creating an Effective Marketing Plan (3-Week Course) - CWE Eastern MA - April 25, May 2, May 9

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.

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.

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?

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Eastern MA - May 1

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.