Center for Women & Enterprise

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit, economic empowerment organization dedicated to helping women launch and grow businesses. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC), for service members.


The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a nonprofit economic development organization that supports women and veterans with small business development.  We offer consultations and workshops tailored to each stage of business, from ideation and viability assessment, through certification options and exit strategy.  We help folks with business planning and access to capital. 

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), CWE operates five Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE).  While our service delivery is focused on those who identify as women and veterans, we welcome all genders.  

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Insurance

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Commercialization
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support

Legal Services

  • Risk Management
  • Forming/Growing a Business
  • Estate/Succession Planning

Libraries and Research

  • Market Research
  • Financial/Economic Trends

Marketing and Sales

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Branding/Rebranding
Primary Contact
Michell Miller
69 milk st
Ste 217
Westborough, MA 01581