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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.

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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

Achieving SMART Goals - CWE Central MA - Oct 22

At the "Achieving SMART Goals" workshop, you will learn to a system to achieve more in less time.

The Art of Networking- CWE Eastern MA- Cambridge- October 23

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.

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA (Leominster) - Oct 23

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

Steps to Starting a Business - CWE RI - October 23

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

Personal Financial Planning - CWE New Hampshire - Oct 24

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.  his workshop is ideal for individuals and families with limited ...

Steps to Start Your 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.

Business Plan Basics – CWE Eastern MA-October 25

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Women and Minority Owned Business Certification - CWE RI - October 29

Certified women/minority owned businesses can earn lucrative contracts with the government.Gain an  understanding of the eligibility requirements and an overview  of how women and minority enterprises can benefit.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners- CWE Eastern MA- October 31

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. 

Breaking Silos: Collaborating for Impact and Innovation - CWE Central MA (Worcester) - Nov 1

Join us as we celebrate the diversity of resources available via Worcester-area non-profits, and for a discussion of strategy for collaborative impact on our community.

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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 . . .

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business - CWE Central MA - Oct 24

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 

Social Media Made Simple -CWE Eastern MA- October 30

Are you looking to use social media for your business?

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Central MA - Nov 5

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

Life in Business - CWE RI - November 5

Learn the 3 T's of planning for your Business.  This workshop is designed for the start-up or small business owner. Learn to create more tax advantages , get answers to your tax questions , and plan for your future.

Branding for your Small Business - CWE RI - November 8

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. 

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 13

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo-it's your reputation, and it's essential to keep your customers returning. However, many small business owners struggle in developing a strong, solid brand. In this workshop, you will gain a better ...

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - CWE RI - November 13

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.

Quickbooks - CWE VT - Nov 16

Keeping track of your business's finances can be complicated, and a systematic approach with QuickBooks can make a world of difference. 

Branding for Your Small Business - CWE New Hampshire - Nov 27

Branding goes beyond a mere color palette and logo-it's your reputation, and it's essential to keep your customers returning. However, many small business owners struggle in developing a strong, solid brand. In this workshop, you will gain a better ...

Social Media Made Simple - CWE New Hampshire - Dec 12

Learn how to utilize social media efficiently and effectively to promote your business without sitting in front of a screen all day.

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- Roxbury Innovation Center- October 23

Many new business owners feel intimidated by the financial aspects of running their new venture, but they are vital to the success of any business strategy.   This workshop will help you to understand the importance of proper cash flow management an...

Power Forward! Strategic Plan for Growth - CWE RI -October 17

This accelerator program is designed for established business owners who have not yet grown their firms to substantial levels of revenue or employment. If you are an entrepreneur  ready to  lead your business to the next phase, this program is for yo...

Creating a Marketing Plan (3 week Intensive Course) - CWE RI - October 22

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.

Facebook for Small Businesses- CWE Eastern MA- October 25

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.

Marketing Intensive (3 weeks) - CWE VT Oct 26

As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. It is essential for you to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent. 

Protect Your Brand with Copyright & Trademark- CWE Eastern MA- October 31

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.  

Social Essentials 3: Inside Instagram - CWE VT - Nov. 1

Social Essentials Series: Get serious about social! This series is designed for those already in business and need deeper knowledge about social media strategy and hands-on work to put new tips and tricks into a comprehensive content plan to reach th...

Make Your Blog Work for Your Business - CWE Central MA - Nov 2

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

Twitter for Small Businesses- CWE Eastern MA- November 6

Join this workshop to learn the intricacies of Twitter for small businesses. 

Twitter for Small Businesses - CWE Central MA - Nov 12

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. 

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