CWE Vermont – Women Business Center

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

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) opened the Women's Business Center in Vermont in 2016.  Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA), CWE works with the SBA in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Eastern and Central Massachusetts to deliver quality services to current and prospective women entrepreneurs. 

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. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs that have been perfected since 1995.

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 Vermont

Business Planning: Solopreneur (Hybrid) - Vermont - Feb 14

Calling Freelancers, Gig Workers and Trailing Spouses!  Build a proactive plan for a multiple-income lifestyle and experience the support of your community.

Business Plan Basics - Vermont - Feb 24

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Business Plan Basics - Vermont (Rutland) - Feb 25

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Power Up Rutland - CWE Vermont (Rutland) - Feb 26 - Jun 10

If you've started your business and looking to get your implementation plan in order, this 13-week accelerator course is for you.

Getting Started Selling Online - Vermont - Mar 5

If you are planning to sell products online or are in the early stages of e-commerce, this session is for you.

Steps to Start a Business - Vermont - Mar 10

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, this session is for you.

Intro to Email Marketing - Vermont - Mar 10

If you want to leverage Email Marketing to sell products online, this session is for you.

Grow with Google: Spring into Action - Vermont - Mar 11

Start the year off right by learning how to use Google Analytics to gain insights into how consumers engage with businesses online.

Employee Handbooks 101 - Vermont - Mar 12

An employee handbook is an excellent tool for communicating all aspects of your business to your employees.

Business Plan Basics - Vermont - Mar 13

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.


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


Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 802-391-4870.

CWE Vermont l 431 Pine St., Suite 101, Burlington, VT 05401

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