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Center for Women & Enterprise

  • A nonprofit organization for women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Offers funding and resources to help start or grow your business
  • Is also the operator of the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England


The Center for Women & Enterprise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses. It offers education, technical assistance, and training to entrepreneurs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The center also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England to assist veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Who’s it for

For women-owned small business owners and entrepreneurs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont entrepreneurs.


CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial Independence.

Resources & Services


Whether the person is an aspiring entrepreneur, in business or owns an established business, CWE has workshops and webinars to help him/her on the journey. Certification courses are also available.

Assessment Tool

A self-assessment process to begin mapping the next steps to successful business ownership.


CWE offers one-on-one consulting services in areas such as marketing, legal, taxes, strategy, and business plan development.

Women’s Business Enterprise National  Council (WBENC) Certification

CWE Centers host events throughout the year to provide networking and social opportunities for clients.

One-on-One Consulting

CWE’s one-on-one business consulting services give you access to expert advice on all aspects of business, including Marketing, Legal, Taxes, Strategy, and Business plan development.



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