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.
In February 2009, The Network Journal partnered with the National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC), to establish an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp targeting individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur and early-stage entrepreneurs.
Small business owners and managers face many uncertainties about the future. But the future of a business is not entirely a matter of chance. Proper planning and budgeting can dramatically increase the likelihood a business will attain its goals.
Many laws have been enacted to provide equality in the workplace. Laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 were meant to enforce employer compliance to ensure that all employees are treated fairly, without fear of discrimination.