Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp

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Our Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp is a 4-week course that will support you in taking 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.

What You Will Learn


Topics Covered
  • 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

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:


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

  • 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 Instructors

Wendy Martinez Marroquin

Wendy Martinez Marroquin

Business Instructor & Advisor


Join Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp

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


Enrollment Period Program Dates Application Deadline
Winter 2023 February 2023 - March 2023 February 3, 2023
Winter 2023 March 2023 - April 2023 March 17, 2023
Spring / Summer 2023 June 2023 - July 2023 May 26, 2023
Spring / Summer 2023 July 2023 - August 2023 July 14, 2023
Fall 2023 September 2023 - October 2023 September 8, 2023

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

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