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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 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 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. 

Mastering Time Management Skills – CWE VT – Apr 26

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch – CWE VT – May 3

We've all sat through (and maybe even delivered) boring presentations. What's the difference between one that's dull and uninspiring, and one that moves us? 

Visioning - CWE VT - May 5

If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, this is the first step in turning your dreams of owning your own business into a reality!

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. 

Social Media Made Simple – CWE VT – May 10

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

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.

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices – CWE VT – May 15

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.  

Steps to Start A Business – CWE VT – May 17

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

Business Plan Basics – CWE VT – May 18

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Pricing for Your Market - CWE VT - May 21

Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only factor when determining the price of a product or service. Understanding your customers’ perceived value an...

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE VT - May 22

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.

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.  

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

Running Your Business as a Solopreneur - CWE VT - May 31

People who start and run their businesses as a one-woman team, called ‘Solopreneurs’, face specific challenges to making business work for them. Get a better grip on the systems and mindsets you’ll want in place to be successful in your solo busines...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Jun 20

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. 

Mastering Time Management Skills – CWE VT – Jun 25

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE VT – Jul 18

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. 

QuickBooks Training - CWE VT - Aug 1

In partnership with Community Capital of Vermont, we are offering free QuickBooks training that can be taken as a full day course, or as separate workshops. Please join us for one or both workshops on Wednesday, August 1.