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

CWE Eastern MA: Steps to Start a Business - September 30

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

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?

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 18

Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

LinkedIn (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21

LinkedIn is the best platform to promote yourself as a professional. Use it as a platform to advertise your skills, build credibility as a professional and increase your visibility.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources (Virtual) - 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.

Insure Your Business with Confidence (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 24

This workshop is suitable for pre-start-up entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs

Steps to Start a Business (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 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.

Women Supporting Women - Online Open Forum (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 21

During a time when it's not easy  to make new connections, we welcome you to come share your story and listen, and build meaningful relationships during a difficult time.

Twitter (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 29

Join the Twitter Universe! Reluctant to get started? Mystified by the process? Not sure you'd like it for yourself? Remember, it's not where you like to be that's important. It's where your customers are that counts.

Tuesday Talks (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 29

Join CWE and SBA for our monthly check-ins for women in business! We'll share updates from CWE and SBA, and answer your questions.

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 (virtual, 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.

CWE Eastern MA: Cambridge 10-Week Business Planning Program September 21st to December 7th

The City of Cambridge collaborates with the  Center for Women and Enterprise  to offer Cambridge Business Planning Program online. 

CWE Eastern MA: Steps to Start a Business - September 30

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

CWE Eastern MA: 10-Week Business Planning Program Online - Fall 2020

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner.

CWE Eastern MA: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - Sept 29

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs.

CEP Business Planning ( Virtual, 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...

Turn, Turn, Turn: How to Pivot your Business Model During a Financial Crisis (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 18

In this virtual panel presentation, a collaboration between CWE and VETRN, you will learn from a Vietnam veteran, who has spent his professional career as a CEO working with underperforming businesses, about how to successfully pivot your business m...

Business Plan Basics (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan

Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness: An SBA Overview (Webinar) - Central MA - Sep 22

In this webinar, SBA Lender Relations Specialist Ili Spahiu will provide an overview of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources (Virtual) - 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.

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

CWE Eastern MA: Cambridge 10-Week Business Planning Program September 21st to December 7th

The City of Cambridge collaborates with the  Center for Women and Enterprise  to offer Cambridge Business Planning Program online. 

CWE Eastern MA: Programa de Crecimiento Empresarial Estratégico para Lawrence/Andover/North Andover

POWER FORWARD - 6 Semanas Programa de Crecimiento Empresarial Estratégico

CWE Eastern MA: 10-Week Business Planning Program Online - Fall 2020

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to becoming an independent business owner.

CWE Eastern MA: Explore Small Business Administration Resources - Sept 29

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs.

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources (Virtual) - 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.

Pasos para empezar un negocio (virtual) - CWE RI - oct 14

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno, entonces este taller es para usted. 

Reaching Your Customers in a Post-Pandemic World (Virtual) - CWE RI - Oct 28

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. This means you need to be strategic about your planning and communications in order t...

Understand and Improve Your Credit (Virtual) - CWE RI - Dec 15

Learn about how credit works and why it matters. We will discuss how to maintenance a positive score and how to correct errors on the report. Knowledge is power, the more you understand credit, the better equipped you will be to make sound financial...

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