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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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Pricing for Your Market – CWE Eastern MA – Jan 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 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Eastern MA – Jan 24

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

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA – Jan 24

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Accounting for Non-Accountants – CWE Eastern MA – Jan 25

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?  In this workshop, participants will learn:

Effective Presentation Skills – CWE Eastern MA – Jan 31

As an entrepreneur, your ability to persuade your audience through a concise and compelling presentation is a key factor to your business success.  This interactive workshop focuses on the basics of developing a strong presentation and the skills yo...

Coffee & Connections – CWE Eastern MA – Jan 31

This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly productive business owners and experts.  Come enjoy a continental-style breakfast and unlimited coffee!

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA - Feb 6

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.  Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures

Branding for Your Small Business – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 8

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.

The Art of Networking– CWE Eastern MA –Feb 12

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. 

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 13

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit– CWE Eastern MA –Feb 14

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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –Feb 15

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

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 15

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 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 21

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

Facebook for Small Businesses – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 22

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.  In this workshop you will learn:

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 22

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno,  entonces este taller es para usted. Inscríbase  para que:

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 27

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

CEP: Visioning (2 Weeks) – CWE Eastern MA – Feb 28

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

Insure your Business with Confidence – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 1

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

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 6

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. It is suited for bus...

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 7

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

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Start Up Business – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 7

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!  

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 8

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 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.  In this workshop, you will:

Project Management (2 Part Course) – CWE Eastern MA – March 14 & 21

In this class you will learn the essential methods in helping you manage the key constraints in your business: Time, Money and Resources. This course will cover key components of project management that all businesses need in order to run effectivel...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 15

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. 

CEP: Business Planning: Getting Started (10 Weeks) – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 20

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.

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 20

This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand.  At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Pricing for Your Market – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 21

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 

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA – March 21

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 an...

Social Media Made Simple – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 22

Are you looking to use social media for your business?   Join us for this workshop and learn:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –Mar 29

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

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE Eastern MA – Mar 29

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 

Women & Wine – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 12

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

Speed Mentoring Clinic – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 10

Get an opportunity to meet up with up to 4 small business experts and have your questions answered in one morning! Select up to 4 topics you would like to speak to a counselor 

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 11

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. 

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 12

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –Apr 17

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

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 17

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 

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 18

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 26

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

Create a Marketing Plan: Intensive Course – CWE Eastern MA – Apr 26

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 – CWE Eastern MA – May 1

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?  In this workshop, participants will learn:

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit – CWE Eastern MA – May 3

Do you have enormous passion around addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

Personal Financial Planning– CWE Eastern MA –May 8

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. In this session, you will:

The Art of Networking– CWE Eastern MA –May 9

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. 

Coffee & Connections – CWE Eastern MA – May 10

This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly productive business owners and experts.  Come enjoy a continental-style breakfast and unlimited coffee!

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –May 15

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 16

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.

Branding for Your Small Business – CWE Eastern MA – May 22

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.