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

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Insurance
  • Emotional Well-being Support

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Estate/Succession Planning
  • Forming/Growing a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Risk Management
  • Patent Seminars

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Financial/Economic Trends
  • Market Research

Marketing and Sales

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


  • 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

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

Technical Assistance

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


  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Business Management Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Michell Miller
69 milk st
Ste 217
Westborough, MA 01581