Be Your Own Boss Course

Locations Duration Next Registration
Online 4 weeks 07/09/2021
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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


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


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:


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 Mentors

Nicole Middleton

Nicole Middleton



Join an Upcoming Classes

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


Enrollment Period Program Dates Application Deadline
Winter, 2021 February 16 - March 9, 2021 February 5, 2021
Winter, 2021 March 30 - April 27, 2021 March 19, 2021
Spring / Summer, 2021 June 8 - June 29, 2021 May 21, 2021
Spring / Summer, 2021 July 20 - August 10, 2021 July 9, 2021
Fall, 2021 September 21 - October 12, 2021 September 10, 2021
Fall, 2021 November 2 - November 30, 2021 October 22, 2021

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

All fees for this class are non-refundable.

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