Be Your Own Boss Class

Locations Duration Next Registration
Online 4 weeks 11/01/2019
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In our Be Your Own Boss class, 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


Activity Weekly Commitment
Background Materials
  • Series of required background readings and videos on each unit to be completed online prior to the weekly online workshop
  • Describes concepts and their applications in exploring the realities of starting your own business

1-2 hours / week

  • Weekly online workshops 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 preparing yourself for business ownership
  • Apply concepts learned in background materials and workshops

1-2 hours / week

Peer Mentoring
  • Weekly phone meetings with small peer group of other business owners in your class
  • Present weekly business development activities and receive constructive feedback from peers

1 hour / week

Meet Your Mentors

Nicole Middleton

Nicole Middleton

Lead Instructor & Mentor


Join an Upcoming Class

Our Be Your Own Boss class is offered three times a year.


Enrollment Period Program Dates Registration Deadline
Fall, 2019 November 5 - December 3 November 1

How Much It Costs

The cost of our Be Your Own Boss class consists of an upfront fee. We determine your fee using a sliding scale based on your current household income:

< $50,000 
Household Income

$50,000 - $100,000 
Household Income

> $100,000 
Household Income




All fees for this class are non-refundable.

Accelerate your business.