Do you dream of just chucking the corporate rat race and becoming your own boss? Many workers have chosen that option after joining the ranks of the millions who have lost their jobs in the recession. While there's a certain amount of freedom at being
your own boss, there's also the realization that you now wear two hats
— employer and employee.
The TNJ/NMBC Entrepreneurship Boot Camp program takes into consideration the state of the current U.S. and global economies and how these realities are changing the roles and attitudes of today’s business and social entrepreneurs. Designed for two specific groups, the program is limited to 30 individuals to ensure that each participant gets the maximum benefit from the experience.
The African Diaspora Marketplace, a joint initiative of Western Union Co. and the U.S. Agency for International Development that helps to develop sustainable small and medium-size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, awarded grants to 14 U.S.-based African entrepreneurs to fund projects in their home countries.