Aspiring Entrepreneurs: CWE Helps Start Your Business

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) exists to support people in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Whether you own or aspire to own a business, we have the programs and services to assist you in meeting your goals.

Our classes, programs and consulting help increase our client's confidence and competence.  Networking events and peer mentoring provide valuable connections. And our financing education offerings provide opportunities for access to capital through preparation for financing.

How We Help

Woman Introducing PowerPoint for EntrepreneursThe 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 all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services. Learn more or apply for a scholarship

“CWE is responsible for the existence of my business as well as my dramatically improved self-esteem.”

Kim Lamothe, Green Lion Design

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentorship

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.  

 

What programs and services are right for you?

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Our Locations

CWE hosts and operates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Women's Business Centers throughout New England as well as delivering programs and services outside of CWE’s Centers through Community Classrooms. This program brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities it 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.


Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Women’s Business Centers provide its services on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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CWE has trained more than 41,100 people.

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