Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp

Locations Duration Next Registration
Deadline
Boston
Oakland
4 weeks 07/08/2022
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Overview

In our Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp, you will take a deeper look at your personal goals and whether starting a business can help you achieve them. You will also look at what you need to have in place to make a sustainable transition to business ownership. This class is 4-weeks long and is well suited for individuals who are considering starting their own business.

What You Will Learn

Through the Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp

Unit

Topics Covered
Introduction
  • Identify your motivations for starting a business
  • Look at your values and goals in life
  • Gain an understanding of how starting a business fits into the life you want to lead
Money Matters
  • Gain an understanding of the energy of money and your relationship with money
  • Learn how your relationship with money can impact the development of your business
  • Identify areas of improvement in your relationship with money
Financial Planning
  • Gain an understanding of how business ownership can impact your personal finances
  • Create a personal budget for yourself
  • Prepare your personal finances for business ownership
Making the Transition
  • Discuss how to create space for developing your business while holding down a full-time job or other gigs
  • Hear from entrepreneurs about their experience in stepping out on their own
  • Create a plan to transition into business ownership

Prerequisites

Desire to start your own business.

Commit to Building Your Business

Average time commitment for our Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp is 5-7 hours / week dedicated to understanding if starting your own business is right for you, and includes the following weekly activities:

Title

Weekly 
Activity Weekly Commitment
Background Materials
  • Series of required background readings and videos on each unit to be completed online prior to the weekly workshop sessions
  • Describes concepts and their applications in developing a business

1-2 hours / week

Workshops
  • Weekly workshop sessions led by an expert instructor
  • Lecture and discussion on background materials, group activities, and reflection

2 hours / week

Business Development Activities
  • Weekly activities focused on your business development
  • Apply concepts learned in background materials and workshops

1-2 hours / week

Peer Mentoring
  • Weekly video conference with small peer group of other entrepreneurs in your course
  • Present weekly business development activities and receive constructive feedback from peers

1 hour / week

Meet Your Mentors

Wendy Martinez Marroquin

Wendy Martinez Marroquin

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Oakland

Join an Upcoming Classes

Our Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp is offered during the following times.

Boston

Enrollment Period Program Dates Application Deadline
Winter, 2022 February 15 - March 8, 2022 February 4, 2022
Winter, 2022 March 29 - April 19, 2022 March 18, 2022
Spring / Summer, 2022 June 7 - June 28, 2022 May 27, 2022
Spring / Summer, 2022 July 19 - August 9, 2022 July 8, 2022
Fall, 2022 September 20 - October 11, 2022 September 9, 2022
Fall, 2022 November 1 - November 22, 2022 October 21, 2022

Oakland

Enrollment Period Program Dates Application Deadline
Winter, 2022 February 15 - March 8, 2022 February 4, 2022
Winter, 2022 March 29 - April 19, 2022 March 18, 2022
Spring / Summer, 2022 June 7 - June 28, 2022 May 27, 2022
Spring / Summer, 2022 July 19 - August 9, 2022 July 8, 2022
Fall, 2022 September 20 - October 11, 2022 September 9, 2022
Fall, 2022 November 1 - November 22, 2022 October 21, 2022

How Much It Costs

The cost of our Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp consists of a non-refundable registration fee. We determine your fee using a sliding scale based on your current household income:

< $35,000 
Household Income$35,000 – $50,000 
Household Income$50,000 – $100,000 
Household Income> $100,000 Household Income
$25$50$100$200

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