Getting Started

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?

10 – Week Business Planning Program - Eastern MA - May 26 - July 28

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?

Exploring Entrepreneurship (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 2

Join us to explore whether starting your own business may be the right fit for you! You will learn the different ways to be an entrepreneur, the pros and cons of going into business for yourself, and how to distinguish a good business opportunity!  ...

Manejando el estrés - CWE RI - Junio 3

Este seminario web consistirá de información básica sobre el estrés, incluido qué es el estrés, cómo el estrés puede afectarnos y habilidades para manejar el estrés de la vida diaria.

Steps to Start a Business - Vermont - Jun 9

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, this session is for you.

Steps to Starting a Business (Webinar) - CWE Central MA - Jun 9

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

Éxito para pequeños negocios (Success for Small Business) (SSB) (Taller de 3 Noches) - CWE RI - Junio 9-11

Success for Small Business (SSB) es un programa desarrollado para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeños negocios

Riding the Wave: Women-Owned Businesses Adapting to the Pandemic - Central MA - Jun 10

Join us for a virtual panel discussion with three Worcester women business owners who will discuss how they have pivoted their own business operations amid the current pandemic.

Developing a Dynamic Capability Statement (Webinar) - Central MA - Jun 11

Attend our FREE  webinar to learn tips for developing a robust capability statement to assist you in marketing your products & services to large business prime contractors and federal agencies.

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World - CWE RI - Jun 12

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain “not normal” for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. 

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.

CEP Business Planning (12 sessions) - CWE RI

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 becoming...

10 – Week Business Planning Program - Eastern MA - May 26 - July 28

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?

3 Strategies to Engage Your Ideal Customer on Instagram - New Hampshire - Jun 3

If you’re just starting out on Instagram, or would like to learn some tips and tricks to increase your engagement, join us for this workshop

Manejando el estrés - CWE RI - Junio 3

Este seminario web consistirá de información básica sobre el estrés, incluido qué es el estrés, cómo el estrés puede afectarnos y habilidades para manejar el estrés de la vida diaria.

Legal Considerations for a New Business - Vermont - Jun 9

Join CWE VT and Kate Foley of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC for Legal Considerations for New Business Owners.

Éxito para pequeños negocios (Success for Small Business) (SSB) (Taller de 3 Noches) - CWE RI - Junio 9-11

Success for Small Business (SSB) es un programa desarrollado para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeños negocios

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World - CWE RI - Jun 12

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain “not normal” for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. 

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jun 26

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.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Sep 15

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.

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

10 – Week Business Planning Program - Eastern MA - May 26 - July 28

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?

Manejando el estrés - CWE RI - Junio 3

Este seminario web consistirá de información básica sobre el estrés, incluido qué es el estrés, cómo el estrés puede afectarnos y habilidades para manejar el estrés de la vida diaria.

Éxito para pequeños negocios (Success for Small Business) (SSB) (Taller de 3 Noches) - CWE RI - Junio 9-11

Success for Small Business (SSB) es un programa desarrollado para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeños negocios

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World - CWE RI - Jun 12

We continue to be in a business and economic crisis and things are likely to remain “not normal” for some time to come, even as the economy begins to open back up. 

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Jun 26

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.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Sep 15

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.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - Sep 23

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.

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