Be Your Own Boss Class

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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 Classes

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

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:

< $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.

Accelerate your business.