General Session – 1/7/2022  10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EDT)
Session #2 – October 14, 2022  10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)

 Open – 13 places remaining
 10/7/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Business Plan

Put your ideas into Action!

In this two hour virtual session, CWE will cover how you can turn your business dreams & visions into a solid action plan. CWE will cover:

    • Your Strategic Plan
    • Creating a Tactical Plan
    • Apply Your Core Values to your Plans
    • SMART Goals & KPI’s
    • Creating and Organizing Your Team
    • Processes, Systems & Tools

Date: Fridays, October 7 & 14 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot.

Instructor: Jean Kissner

With more than 20 years’ experience working with a number of fast paced, brand-driven, consumer product companies, Jean is a proven leader in operations, IT and project management. Her entire career has been spent working within rapidly growing or changing organizations. Jean has been the person driving change AND keeping business operations on track at the same time.

You will receive connection details. CWE uses Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder.

 10/15/2022
 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 22 places remaining
 10/15/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Business Start-up/Preplanning

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you.

In this workshop, you will learn to:
• Develop your business ideas and planning
• Consider your legal structure
• Discuss choosing a name and entity
• How to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance

Leave the session with an A-to-Z overview and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly. 

Date: October 15, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructor: Cristine Hammer

Cristine Hammer has had several careers—therapist in mental health, owner of a home-based wearable arts business, marketing director of a film production company, senior vice president and equity partner of a graphic design company, and currently, a freelance marketing consultant and copywriter. Hammer’s involvement with CWEVT includes class instructor and Advisory Board member. In addition, Hammer serves as Chair of the Essex Conservation & Trails Committee, is a certified Vermont Master Gardener, a member of the League of Vermont Writers, and with her dog, Nikki, works as a certified therapy dog team. She also enjoys traveling the world when she can.

 

You will receive connection details once you register. 

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder. 

 10/17/2022
 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 21 places remaining
 10/17/2022 11:15 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Woman-owned Businesses

Join CWE to hear from Akshata Nayak, a CWE Vermont Core Counselor and entrepreneur, about her experience with getting certified as a woman-owned business. Topics will include:

  • Why certifying your business as woman-owned is good for business
  • How certification can help you expand your business network and ultimately grow your business through contracts with corporations, colleges and universities, and government entities
  • Whether your business is a good candidate for certification
  • What the certification process entails and how to get started

Date: Monday, October 17, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructors: Akshata Nayak MSACN, MS

Growing up in India, Akshata was a science geek and believed that she would be a lab rat investigating genetic mysteries for the rest of her life. So she moved to the US and earned two Master of Science degrees – one in Biochemistry and another in Applied Clinical Nutrition while doing research in the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Immunology and Neuroscience.

But life had other plans, and her learnings converged into two businesses in 2010, both with the idea that your health is dependent on what you put in and on your body: The Orange Owl, a small-batch vegan skincare line that was managed and run solely by her, and Alternative Roots Wellness Center (www.alternativerootswellness.com), a holistic health center that she still runs with her husband, Dr. Greg Giasson, which offers chiropractic and nutrition counseling services. Recently, after a decade she decided to close down The Orange Owl due personal health issues and the COVID-19 crisis, but has pivoted to a new business opportunity in Little Patakha (www.littlepatakha.com) which has a mission to help kids see differences with others as something to learn from rather than be wary of.

Over the years, it has become obvious to her that even though women and BIPOC business owners have plenty of ideas, they hold back in recognizing their efforts, expressing opinions and asking for the support they need. Representation is vital within the business community and she is looking forward to playing an active role in the ecosystem that empowers these entrepreneurs, especially in her home state of Vermont, to believe in themselves and give their ideas a chance.

 

You will receive connection details once you register. 

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder. 

 10/19/2022
 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 27 places remaining
 10/19/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Accounting/Budget

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial recordkeeping is critical to your success. This workshop will provide you an introduction to best practices in keeping books for your small business.

Even if you have an accountant, this class will help you understand why good bookkeeping is valuable for effectively running your business. Also, you will learn the universal language of business. 

Topics covered will include: 

  •  Bookkeeping terminology
  •  Records to track and organize
  •  Explanation of each financial statement
  •  Bookkeeping systems 

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Clowes Fund but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructor: Monica Lalime

Monica has earned a degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with 25 years of experience in Accounting & Operations working for small businesses as a Controller, Accounting Manager, and Business Operations Manager. She understands the financial and administrative needs of many different types of small businesses from start-ups to well-established businesses.

 

You will receive connection details. CWE uses Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder. 

 10/22/2022
 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 28 places remaining
 10/22/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Business Plan

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Topics include:
• Why you need to write a business plan
• Overview of each section of a business plan
• Research and writing tips
• Resources for help and support

Date: October 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructor: Cristine Hammer

Cristine Hammer has had several careers—therapist in mental health, owner of a home-based wearable arts business, marketing director of a film production company, senior vice president and equity partner of a graphic design company, and currently, a freelance marketing consultant and copywriter. Hammer’s involvement with CWEVT includes class instructor and Advisory Board member. In addition, Hammer serves as Chair of the Essex Conservation & Trails Committee, is a certified Vermont Master Gardener, a member of the League of Vermont Writers, and with her dog, Nikki, works as a certified therapy dog team. She also enjoys traveling the world when she can.

 

You will received connection details. CWE uses Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time.

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder.

 

 10/26/2022
 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 29 places remaining
 10/26/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Accounting/Budget

The numbers tell a story; do you know how to read it? Join us to learn how! In this workshop, you will tackle your business’s financials statements and what they can do for you as you run your business.  

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  •  How to read and understand basic financial statements
  •  How to use the numbers to make well informed operational decisions 

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge thanks to a generous sponsorhsip from the Clowes Fund but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructor: Monica Lalime

Monica has earned a degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with 25 years of experience in Accounting & Operations working for small businesses as a Controller, Accounting Manager, and Business Operations Manager. She understands the financial and administrative needs of many different types of small businesses from start-ups to well-established businesses.

 

You will receive connection details. CWE uses Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder.

 

 

Session #1 10/27/2022  9:30 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)
Session #2  11/3/2022    9:30 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)
Session #3  11/10/2022  9:30 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)
Session #4  11/17/2022  9:30 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)
No class 11/24/2022
Session #5  12/1/2022    9:30 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)

 Open – 10 places remaining
 10/27/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Marketing/Sales

Marketing has been challenging over the past year requiring re-evaluating our strategies and tools. Join CWE for a 5-session series in which you’ll discuss business fundamentals, branding, messaging and connecting with customers and clients. With in-session exercises, breakout group conversations, and brainstorming, you’ll all learn how to become more strategic and creative with your marketing efforts. 

Date: Thursdays 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 | 9:30 – noon

No class 11/24

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to CWE so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructor: 

Cristine Hammer: Hammer Consulting & Copywriting, LLC and CWE Instructor and Advisory Board Member. Cristine is a freelance marketing consultant providing brand exploration and development, graphic design art direction and management, creative copywriting and editing services, and small business management services.

Carolyn Cooke: Triple C Strategy. Carolyn is a dedicated business and brand champion, whose roles have included co-founder and president, general manager, and vice president of sales within innovative, market leading companies and has unique expertise in pioneering start-up products and brands.

 

You will receive connection details. CWE uses Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails.  If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder. 

 

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