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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

Personal Financial Planning (Manchester, NH) - CWE New Hampshire - June 20

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  

The Art of Networking - CWE Central MA - Jun 21

The thought of networking may terrify you, but anyone can network with the right tools.  Join us for this session to explore the art of making authentic connections that will help you open more doors. 

Personal Financial Planning - CWE RI - June 26

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for your future.

Pitch Camp - CWE VT - Jun 26

At pitch camp, you’ll have an opportunity to dive into the elements of a successful pitch, gain insight from seasoned pitchers and listeners, and work with advisors to perfect your own pitch.

Mastering Time Management Skills – CWE VT – Jun 27

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

Mastering Time Management - CWE Central MA - Jul 2

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

Explore SBA Resources - CWE Central MA - Jul 9

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.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - CWE Central MA - Jul 10

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

Steps to Start a Business (Derry, NH) - CWE New Hampshire - July 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. 

Rock your Resume - CWE RI - July 10

Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. Knowing how to create a resume that showcases your skills and presents you in the best light is a valuable skill that anyone in transition should have.

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 . . .

PVD Self Employment Program - CWE RI - June 4 (12 sessions)

Self Employment Program for currently unemployed and under-employed Providence residents interested in starting their own businesses.  The program will provide training and educational opportunities 

Pricing for Your Market - CWE Central MA - Jun 19

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

Improving your Presentation Skills - CWE RI - June 19

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success.  Learn the dos and don’ts of how to give a presentation.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Vermont - Jun 19

 In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of good branding, and learn tips for building your own successful brand.

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2 Part) - CWE Eastern MA (Allston) - June 21 & July 12

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Jun 25

A lot of people think “branding” is only for Audi, Apple and American Express. The truth is companies of all sizes need to develop a brand.

Social Media Made Simple (Claremont, NH) - CWE New Hampshire - June 25

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

Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements (2 Part Course) – CWE Eastern MA (Allston) - June 26 & July 3

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This 2-part workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow;

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – July 11

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.

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 11

Confused about Non-Profits, Benefit Corporations (B-Corp), and regular Corporations? Not really sure what the benefit is, for each entity? Come join us at the first ever Benefit Corporation workshop where you learn about the differences, the pros, th...

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

Power Up! Plan Estrátegico Para Su Negocio - CWE RI - June 26

¿Desea llevar su negocio al próximo nível? Este es un programa comprensivo y acelerado, diseñado para aquellos emprenderores con conocimientos en negocios ó para aquellos emprendedores que han comenzado su negocio sin un plan de negocios formal.

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA (Allston) - June 19

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture, however, it is vital to the success of any business strategy.   

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - Jul 6

Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance. 

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE VT - Jul 19

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? 

Protect Your Business with Copyright & Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - Jul 24

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. Join us for this informative session on trademarks and copyrights.  

Twitter for Small Business - CWE Central MA - Jul 30

This course will help you understand how Twitter works—from demystifying the secrets of this social media network, to how to use it as a tool to help grow your business.  

QuickBooks Training - CWE VT - Aug 1

In partnership with Community Capital of Vermont, we are offering free QuickBooks training that can be taken as a full day course, or as separate workshops. Please join us for one or both workshops on Wednesday, August 1.

Make your Blog Work for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Aug 9

In this workshop, you will have an interactive learning experience as you create your very own blog.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE Eastern MA - Aug 14

Have you recently launched your business and secured your first few clients, but want to take your business to the next level? This workshop will cover some basic strategies to grow your revenue base and formalize your company.

Facebook for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA (Allston) - Aug 15

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: ...

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