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

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 20

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

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit– CWE Eastern MA –May 16

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable.  This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –May 15

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

The Art of Networking– CWE Eastern MA –May 9

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 Eastern MA –May 8

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 retirement. In this session, you will:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –Apr 17

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –Mar 29

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

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE Eastern MA –Feb 15

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

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit– CWE Eastern MA –Feb 13

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable.  This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

The Art of Networking– CWE Eastern MA –Feb 12

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. 

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 . . .

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Vermont - Dec 19

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn:  The basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your  business thrive

Steps to Starting a Nonprofit – CWE Eastern MA – Dec. 14

Do you have enormous passion around 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 have not seen before? Do you want to start a non-profit ...

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – Dec 12

This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business. 

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Eastern MA - December 12

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo-it's your reputation, and is essential to keeping your customers. However, many small business owners struggle in developing a 

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 5

This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business.

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE Vermont - Dec 5

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo—it’s your reputation, and is essential to keep your customers returning.

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Small Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 30

Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Vermont - Nov 30

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.

Explore Small Business Administration Resources – CWE Eastern MA – November 21

This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business. 

Exploring SBA Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 20

This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business.

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

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 20

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.

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - Dec 19

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

Steps to Grow Your Business - CWE New Hampshire - Dec 14

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

Understanding Cash Flow Management - CWE Vermont - Dec 14

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 Rhode Island - Dec 6

The numbers tell a story; do you know how to read it?

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright & Trademark - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 6

This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand.  

Twitter for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA - Dec 6

This course will help you demystify the secrets of Twitter, while using it as a tool to grow your business.

Coffee & Cash Flow Clinic - CWE Vermont - Dec 1

Are you perplexed by your financial statements? Are you looking to understand your cash flow, balance sheet, and income statement and how they interact? 

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices - CWE Central MA - Nov 30

Hiring the right people is critical -- your people will be the key to the success of your business.

Getting to Yes: Effective Sales Strategies - CWE Vermont - Nov 29

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.

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