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

Visual Thinking: Learn to Use Drawing for Better Problem-Solving, Communication and Creativity - Vermont - Apr 14

This workshop walks you through a series of exercises to help you get comfortable with drawing and experience how visual thinking improves your problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills.

Business Plan Basics - Vermont - Apr 21

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business - Vermont - May 4

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

Employee Handbooks 101 - Vermont - May 14

An employee handbook is an excellent tool for communicating your expectations, policies, and practices to employees. If you’re looking for tips and tools to get started with your employee handbook, or if you have one and want to make it better, this...

Business Plan Basics - Vermont - May 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Start a Business - Vermont - Jun 9

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

Legal Considerations for a New Business - Vermont - Jun 9

Join CWE VT and Kate Foley of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC for Legal Considerations for New Business Owners.

Business Plan Basics - Vermont - Jun 24

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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