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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. 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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Click on the level and view the classes available for where you are on your road to start and run a business, increase your professional success, and personal growth.

Explore

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...

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...

Business Plan Basics - November 21st

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA – November 21st This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: • Why you need to write a business plan • Overview of each section of a business plan • Researc...

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? – CWE Eastern MA – December 4th

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? – CWE Eastern MA - December 4th Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. During this workshop, y...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - December 12th - CWE Boston

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 workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can ...

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Dec 9

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to boost your business.

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Dec 10

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

Job Search Tips for People in Transition - CWE RI - Dec 10

This workshop will give you a broad outlook on areas to be aware of when setting out on the job search. It will help you answer questions such as:

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – December 10th

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 help them start or expand a business. Topics covered include: • Technical Assi...

Plan

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 ...

Steps to Start a Business - Nov 20th

Steps to Start a Business – CWE Eastern MA – November 20th 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: • Dev...

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!

Explore SBA Resources - December 10th - CWE Boston

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 help them start or expand a 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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Dec 12

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 

Build

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...

Grant writing for non-profits - Thursday, December 5th

Grant writing for non-profits - Thursday, December 5th This workshop will assist nonprofits and entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to write successful grants. The workshop targets individuals who have some experience with grant writing ...

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!

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies -December 19th - CWE Boston

Would you like to increase your sales? Would you like to overcome your fear of rejection? This interactive workshop will help you learn effective sales techniques. Whether you are in a formal or informal setting, there are several key elements that ...

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