CWE Rhode Island – Women’s Business Center

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.

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Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search – CWE RI – Jan 24

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your next job. In this session, you’ll...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – Jan 30

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – Feb 2

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

Personal Financial Planning – CWE RI – Feb 6

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:

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE RI – Feb 7

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. 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – Feb 7

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.

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE RI – Feb 13

 This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. It is suited for businesses in the first 1-3 years of operations with sales between $25-$100K/year.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE RI – Feb 15

n this interactive session, we'll discuss practical tips and techniques that will enable you to create more interesting and impactful presentations, so you can sell your ideas, get your project funded, ace the interview, and win business. 

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements – CWE RI – Feb 16

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for operating a successful business.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE RI – Mar 5

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:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – Mar 6

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

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – Mar 8

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE RI – Mar 13

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. 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – Mar 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.

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio – CWE RI - Mar 16

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:

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE RI – 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:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – Apr 3

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 RI – Apr 5

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. 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – Apr 5

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.

The Art of Networking – CWE RI – Apr 6

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. 

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE RI – Apr 9

This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. It is suited for businesses in the first 1-3 years of operations with sales between $25-$100K/year.

Understanding Cash Flow Management – CWE RI – Apr 10

This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and how it can help your business survive and thrive during the first years of operation.   

Improving Your Presentation Skills – CWE RI – Apr 19

hether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success.  Learn the dos and don’ts of how to give a presentation, how to approach your subject with confidence, and how to avoid ...

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? – CWE RI – Apr 24

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – May 7

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 RI – May 8

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. 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – May 8

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.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE RI – May 10

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:

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE RI – May 11

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:

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio – CWE RI - May 14

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:

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE RI – May 15

n this interactive session, we'll discuss practical tips and techniques that will enable you to create more interesting and impactful presentations, so you can sell your ideas, get your project funded, ace the interview, and win business. 

Marketing on a Shoestring – CWE RI – May 17

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to:

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices – CWE RI – May 21

Your business is growing and you're ready to hire more staff. Hiring the right people is critical as your people will be the key to the success of your business.  

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – May 22

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...