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CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

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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. Use our Assessment Tool to help you find the path that is right for you. Ready to get started? Fill out the Client Information Form and/or schedule a time to consult about your business ideas at the Center near you.

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Are you unemployed, underemployed, or considering starting your own business?

CWE offers workshops related to job search, personal budgeting, career growth strategies, and entrepreneurship. CWE helps you discover if owning or starting your own business is right for you.

These workshops include:

  • Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
  • The Art of Networking
  • Steps to Starting a Business
  • Financing Strategies

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - July 24

Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business. Workshop topics will include: • Different types of entity formations  • Contract basic...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Central MA - Jul 25

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. 

Steps to Start A Business - CWE Eastern MA July 25

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: • Develop your business idea and planning • Review the importance o...

Business Accounting: Get Your Questions Answered! - CWE Central MA - Jul 26

Sign up for a one-on-one session to review your business financial statements, discuss the tax side of entity choices, and/or to strategize your next stage of growth. 

Getting Started with Instagram: A Basic How-To Guide to Harnessing IG for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 26

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Instagram for small business.

Insure Your Business with Confidence - CWE Central MA - Jul 30

The session with provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance and how they may be critical to protecting your assets as a business owner. 

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Jul 30

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Leveraging LinkedIn - CWE RI - July 30

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your business or career.

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Is Owning Your Own Business Right For You?

CWE helps you discover if owning or starting your own business is right for you. The workshops will provide you with resources and tools that will help you make the decision that is right for you. The workshops are FREE.

Workshops include:

  • Is Entrepreneurship Right for You
  • Legal Considerations for Your Business
  • 12 Steps to Starting a Business
  • And more . . .

Steps to Start a Nonprofit - CWE Eastern MA July 10th

Steps to Start a Non Profit – Wednesday, July 10th Do you have tremendous passion for addressing a social issue or providing services to an underserved group of people? Do you have a great idea on how to address social issues in a way that you ...

Driven Women Speed Mentoring Roundtables - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 25

Have an opportunity to meet with 5 power women in business and have your questions answered in one evening - all while overlooking the water in Portsmouth!

Pasos para comenzar un negocio - CWE RI - jul 30

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno, entonces este taller es para usted.

Social Media Marketing 101 - CWE New Hampshire - Aug 6

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop covering all the basics.

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements - CWE RI - Aug 14

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for op...

Planificación de su negocio (5 semanas, lun, mie, y jue) - CWE RI - ago 19

¿ Tiene una idea para un negocio que desea iniciar o quizás explorar más profundamente? ¿Siempre has soñado con ser empresario, pero no esta seguro de dónde empezar? Este curso puede ayudarle a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un propi...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – August 21st

Workshop topics will include: • Different types of entity formations  • Contract basics • Intellectual property considerations • Licenses and regulations

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – August 29th

In this workshop, you will: • Develop your business idea and planning • Review the importance of a business plan • Gain an understanding of the process and requirements for starting a business, including;  • Legal structures • How to ...

Plan Your Business Promotions - CWE VT - Sept 4

Learn smart ways to apply prior knowledge of social media and your goals to plan out what, how, and when you will communicate to your customers throughout the upcoming (holiday) season.

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tue & Wed) - CWE RI - Sep 9

Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start?

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Your business is open and running – now what?

Bring your business to the next level with workshops and events that will provide you with the tools you need to increase your venture.

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Marketing Intensive
  • Selling Online
  • Ways to Maximize Linked In for Your Business

#AskMeAnything: Q&A Discussions for Curious Business Owners

Finally! Get answers to the “trivial” and “taboo” business questions you’ve been scared to ask.  This summer at CWE VT, join peers and content experts who’ve seen it all for coffee, croissants, and conversation about the trials of small business own...

#AskMeAnything: Staffing - CWE VT - July 24

Q&A on hiring the right employees

Facebook for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Jul 25

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Facebook for small business.  Most of us have personal Facebook accounts, but the ins and outs of page management for your business are not the same as your own profile.  In this workshop you will learn:

Protect Your Business with Copyright and Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - July 30th

As an entrepreneur with an innovative product or service, it is essential to know how to protect your brand, your name, and the content you create.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch - CWE New Hampshire - Jul 31

Craft your perfect elevator pitch to draw people in and get them excited about your business - without sounding pushy!

Succeeding in Your Side Hustle (Bradford) - CWE VT - Aug 1

This workshop will provide tools and templates to feel confident and enthusiastic about a multiple-income stream lifestyle.

#AskMeAnything: Benefits - CWE VT - Aug 21

Q&A on offering work perks as a small company.  8/21

Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Aug 27

Are you looking to use Instagram and Pinterest for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn How you can use instagram and Pinterest to target your audience with effective marketing messages How to use Instagram and Pintere...

trust.IT: Strategic Implementation Course - CWE VT - Sept 3-Oct 22

Ensure sustainable success as you bring your product or service to the online market in this 7-week course.

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