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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

Business Taxes 101 - CWE VT - Oct 17

Learn best practices and important considerations for freelancers and small business owners, including maximizing tax deductions, LLCs and taxes, eliminating tax bill surprises, and more.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Oct 23

Leave with resources and next steps for you to start your business journey.

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE VT - Oct 24

This panel discussion will help you to understand the variety of financing options available to you as a small business owner.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Oct 28

Need an introduction to why and how to write a business plan? Join us!

Marketing Strategy Intensive - CWE VT - Nov 1, 8, & 15

In need of improved marketing materials and overall outreach strategy for your small business? YOU can gain the know-how to develop your business' strategic marketing plan.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE VT - Nov 6

This session provides an overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

In-Depth Introduction to Instagram for Businesses - CWE VT - Nov 7

This session is designed for those who new to using Instagram for digital marketing and need help getting started.

Getting Found Online: SEO & SEM - CWE VT - Nov 13

Join us to learn what SEO is and why it matters, best practices for search optimization, search engine marketing/advertising, and more.

How To Obtain Bank Financing - CWE VT - Nov 19

Join us to learn about bank financing if you are considering using a loan to start or grow your business.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE VT - Nov 22

Participate in this session to learn next-steps in your planning process if you want to start a business or are in the early stages of launching a business. 

Insure Your Business With Confidence - CWE VT - Dec 5

Learn how to choose appropriate and cost-effective insurance policies for your business.

Understanding Business Financials - CWE VT - Dec 9

Join us for an introduction to financial reports, tracking income & expenses, and how to use your numbers to run a profitable business.

Introduction to Social Media Platforms for Businesses - CWE VT - Dec 11

This session is designed for people who plan to or are already getting started with social media and want to pick the best options for their businesses without burning out.

Business Plan Basics - CWE VT - Dec 13

Learn why to consider writing a business plan and how to get started.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Sessions with low enrollment may be cancelled.  CWE will notify you of class cancellations and changes.

If you can no longer join us for a session you register for, please notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours before the start of the session for a full refund.  If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the session, we will be unable to issue refunds or payment transfers.

Free Program - Cancellations and Participant Notification Policy

If you can no longer attend a no-cost session for which you registered, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.  These classes are offered at no cost as a benefit to you, but there are per-registration costs to CWE associated with them.  We reserve the right to request a $25 contribution to defray our costs for no shows, so that we may continue to offer free classes in the future.