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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.

Vermont Start Courses

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:

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.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – Feb 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.  In this workshop, you will:

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – Feb 13

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Understanding Cash Flow Management – CWE VT – Feb 14

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture however, it is vital to the success of any business strategy. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management and...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Feb 15

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. 

How to Obtain Bank Financing – CWE VT – Feb 21

If you are considering loan financing as a way to start or grow your business, then join a banking expert for this free session that will help you:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE VT – Feb 23

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

Intellectual Property – CWE VT – Feb 27

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

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE VT – Feb 28

n this interactive session, we'll discuss practical tips and techniques that will enable you to create more interesting and impactful presentations, so you can sell your ideas, get your project funded, ace the interview, and win business.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – Mar 1

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

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – Mar 5

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices – CWE VT – Mar 6

Your business is growing and you're ready to hire more staff. Hiring the right people is critical as your people will be the key to the success of your business.  

The Art of Networking – CWE VT – Mar 8

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Accounting for Non-Accountants – CWE VT – Mar 8

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance.  The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?  In this workshop, participants will learn:

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting – CWE VT – Mar 14

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the best practices in keeping books for your small business.  Even if you have an accountant, this class will help you understand why good bookkeeping is valuable for effectively running your bus...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Mar 15

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 Intensive (3 weeks) – CWE VT – Mar 16

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE VT – Mar 20

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

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE VT – Mar 21

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. 

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE VT – Mar 28

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.

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – Apr 3

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE VT – Apr 9

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

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE VT – Apr 11

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.

How to Obtain Bank Financing – CWE VT – Apr 17

If you are considering loan financing as a way to start or grow your business, then join a banking expert for this free session that will help you:

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – Apr 20

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Apr 27

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. 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – May 2

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

Financing Strategies: Learn From The Experts – CWE VT – May 8

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. 

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – May 10

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Steps to Grow Your Business – CWE VT – May 14

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.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – May 16

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. 

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE VT – May 23

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