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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Jan 24

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. 

Marketing on a Shoestring – CWE VT – Jan 24

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

Opening Doors to Government and Corporate Contracting – CWE VT – Jan 25

Interested in landing contracts with state or federal agencies? Interested in being a supplier to large corporations?  Certifying your business is key; but the certification arena can be extremely confusing. Join us for this panel discussion and lea...

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – Jan 26

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE VT – Jan 30

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options available to new business owners. 

Pricing for Your Market – CWE VT – Jan 31

Understanding your customers’ perceived value and establishing a pricing strategy that is right for your market is as important to your success as understanding your costs and breakeven point. 

Branding for Your Small Business – CWE VT – Jan 31

 In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding, and learn tips for building your own successful brand.

Community Entrepreneurs Program: Business Planning (10 Weeks) - CWE Vermont - Feb 1

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.

Social Media Made Simple – CWE VT – Feb 7

Are you looking to use social media for your business?   Join us for this workshop and learn:

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE VT – Feb 7

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.


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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