CWE Rhode Island – Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

At the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) we provide opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. In Providence, Rhode Island since 2002 our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Rhode Island

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE RI - September 26

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to discuss effective and AFFORDABLE ways to connect with your audience.

Social Media Made Simple - CWE RI - Sept 27

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

Life in Business - CWE RI - October 1

This workshop is designed for the start-up or small business owner. Learn to create more tax advantages , get answers to your tax questions , and plan for your future.

Creating a Marketing Plan (3 week Intensive Course) - CWE RI - October 15

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.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - October 9

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. 

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for your Start-Up Business - CWE RI - October 9

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!  

Exploring SBA Resources - CWE RI - October 10

Are you interested in starting a small business but don’t know where to start?  Do you already own a small business and need assistance with marketing, employee management, setting up financial statements?  Interested in possibly getting a loan? 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You - CWE RI - October 16

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

Power Forward! Strategic Plan for Growth - CWE RI -October 17

This accelerator program is designed for established business owners who have not yet grown their firms to substantial levels of revenue or employment. If you are an entrepreneur  ready to  lead your business to the next phase, this program is for yo...

Financing Strategies - CWE RI - October 17

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

Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 401-277-0800.

Rhode Island l 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence, RI L 401-277-0800

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Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Learn More


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