Be Your Own Boss Course

Locations Duration Next Registration
Online 4 weeks 10/22/2021
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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

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
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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