Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp

Locations Duration Next Registration
Deadline
Boston
Oakland
4 weeks 02/04/2022
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Overview

In our Be Your Own Boss Course, 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

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 Course 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

Join an Upcoming Classes

Our Be Your Own Boss Course 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 Course consists of an upfront 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

All fees for this class are non-refundable.

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