Professional Development

Professional development opportunities can help business owners improve their ability to lead, find efficiencies in their operations and stay up-to-date on industry best practices. Discover local training resources below.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program that helps existing companies gain practical skills to encourage growth and create jobs.

In partnership with the Small Business Administration, RI SCORE is a volunteer organization consisting of retired business owners, professionals, and executives with experience in all aspects of business management. RI SCORE offers access to FREE local workshops & events, industry mentors, webinars and business guides.

CWE is a nationally known non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, professional growth, and financial independence. CWE provides clients education, training, technical assistance, and a business enterprise certification.

Experts at the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island provide no-cost business counseling, training, and access to resources that support small businesses throughout the state from start-up through maturity. A Business Counselor is available for appointments at the East Bay Chamber of Commerce on Thursdays each week.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) creates positive social and economic impact by providing social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. SEG also fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy.

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Chris Vitale

Economic Development Coordinator

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 129