CWE offers business advice for Vermont women

June 8, 2018 by  

The Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) Vermont is holding a series of seminars aimed at female small business owners throughout the summer.

The free classes, with titles like ‘Business Plan Basics’ and ‘Steps to Grow Your Business’, are aimed at helping female entrepreneurs take their first steps. The classes will be held at the CWE’s Burlington headquarters, but businesswomen from surrounding areas such as Colchester and St. Albans may also be interested.

New businesspeople find themselves suddenly having to figure out everything from tax law to graphic design, and female business owners also face unique challenges, often lacking access to the “boy’s club” and other informal networks. Events such as the classes hosted by CWE allow women to both gain valuable knowledge and create such networks of their own, so probably more than a few business cards will be exchanged at these events.

The CWE is a nonprofit organization, funded in part by the U. S. Small Business Administration, that operates throughout New England. Its stated mission is to:
“…provide opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business.”

In addition to classroom events, the group offers one-on-one counselling for female entrepreneurs.

Full details of the upcoming courses can be found on the CWE Vermont website.