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.

Rhode Island Start Courses

Social Media Made Simple - CWE RI - Dec 13

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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Dec 18

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 RI - Jan 8

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

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Jan 8

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.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - Jan 9

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

CEP Business Planning: Getting Started (3 week program) - CWE RI - Jan 14

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.

Change Your Image, Change Your Future - CWE RI - Jan 15

Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show you how to use it as a tool for your personal and professional success!

¿Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted? - CWE RI - Jan 23

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted.

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting - CWE RI - Jan 23

Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial record-keeping is critical to your success.   

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jan 24

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.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Jan 25

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Rock your Resume! - CWE RI - Jan 30

Learn from seasoned recruiters who know what it takes to get noticed for your next job.

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Jan 30

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.

Marketing on a Shoestring - CWE RI - Jan 31

Discuss effective, AFFORDABLE ways to connect with your audience.

AARP Work for Yourself @ 50+ - CWE RI - Feb 1

Work for Yourself@50+ is a comprehensive program to help you learn about self-employment and make the decisions that are right for you

Intellectual Property - CWE RI - Feb 5

tend this workshop to learn the basics of intellectual property and how you can protect your business brand and ideas.

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Feb 6

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Feb 7

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Job Search Tips for People in Transition - CWE RI - Feb 14

This workshop will give you a broad outlook on areas to be aware of when setting out on the job search. It will help you answer questions such as:

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search - CWE RI - Feb 20

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Feb 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

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Mar 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