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

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Jan 18

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

Introduction to Social Media Platforms for Businesses - CWE VT - Jan 24

Your business needs a social media presence and there are a lot of platforms to navigate. In this workshop, you’ll learn to streamline your social media efforts and ensure your active platform is most efficient and effective in reaching your target ...

"How Will I Get It All Done?" - CWE VT - Jan 25

Everyone finds time management challenging. You  can  be more productive! 

Legal Considerations for Growing Businesses - CWE VT - Feb 6

This workshop provides an overview of a range of legal issues that business owners should be aware of when their company is in a stage of growth. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can pr...

Facebook Essentials - CWE VT - Feb 7

Advance your Facebook game by learning how to make the world’s largest social media platform work for your business.

Social Media for Your Business: Speed Mentoring - CWE VT - Feb 8

Bring your social media questions about your business to our office hours. Sign-up for a 30-minute speed mentoring session with our social media trainer, Sara Munro. 

The Art & Science of Project Management - CWE VT - Feb 12

Get frameworks, tools, and tips to manage projects successfully, on your own or with a team. Bring a project idea that you'd like to develop (big, ambitious ones are welcome!), and leave with a project plan.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Feb 13

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE VT - Feb 15

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company. It is suited for busi...

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Feb 20

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


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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