Workforce Development

In today’s economy, workforce development and training is an essential component of every organization’s business plan. By providing employees with growth opportunities, businesses increase retention rates, reduce operating cost and increase the overall capacity of the organization. Read on for workforce development and training opportunities available right in our backyard.

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For Leaders

Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses

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

RI Score

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.

Center for Women and Enterprise Logo

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 Logo

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.


Whether you’re looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA’s digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options.

Contact Us

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

Eric Dickervitz

Operations Manager

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 133