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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

CEP Business Planning (4 weeks, Mon, Tues, & Wed) - CWE RI - Oct 1

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?

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to h...

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Nov 13

To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - Central MA - Nov 13

Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

A Night of Networking & Giving Thanks - CWE RI - Nov 13

The Center for Women & Enterprise and Citizens Bank would like to invite you to a night of gratitude and networking with entrepreneurs, small business owners and dreamers who all share the same desire for success.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – November 13th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – November 13th This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to he...

Do You Have a Healthy Business Model? - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 13

This class will help you organize your ideas and design your business model for success!

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – November 14th

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – November 14th 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. Attending this works...

Explore the Basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Central MA - Nov 15

Join us for an overview of the elements that make a successful website.

Facebook for Small Businesses (Webinar) - Central MA - Nov 18

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. 

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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 . . .

Planificación de negocios (12 sesiones) - CWE RI

Este curso lo ayudará a tomar los pasos necesarios para convertirse en un empresario independiente, mientras adquiere confianza en usted mismo y en su conocimiento de la gestión de pequeñas empresas.

Business Planning Class | CWE Eastern MA – October 8th through November 26th

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? This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becomin...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to h...

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – October 24

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 of ...

Social Media Marketing 101 (PLYMOUTH) - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 13

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn what you need to know to get started!

Marketing on a Shoestring (Innovate Newport) - CWE RI - Nov 14

Take this workshop to learn how to maximize your resources and gain visibility for your products and services.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – November 14th

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE Eastern MA – November 14th 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. Attending this works...

Know Your Numbers! Understanding Your Business's Financial Statements - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 20

You have a financial statement for your business--what knowledge can you gain from it?

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.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Dec 10

Learn how to build a successful brand for your company!

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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

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – October 17th This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to h...

Advanced Grant writing for non-profits - Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Advanced Grant writing for non-profits - Thursday, November 7th, 2019 This workshop will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants. The workshop targets individuals who have some experience with...

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.

Up Your Marketing Game with Video - CWE New Hampshire - Dec 18

In this workshop you will learn why your business needs to be using video in your marketing—and how to start today!

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