TNJ/NMBC Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Build revenue through international trade with knowledge and expert assistance.
  • Plan your business operations for the global marketplace.
  • Explore the Emerging Markets of Asia, Africa and Latin America where economic performance and populations are on the increase.
  • Understand regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Access federal and state government resources for exporting your products and services.
  • Keep abreast of logistics and documentation in a post 9-11 global market.
  • Learn how to use trade finance and get paid.
Friday May 18th – Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Friday October 26th – Saturday, October 27th, 2012
8:30 AM to 6 PM each day
BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, New York, NY 10286

Continuing the commitment to entrepreneurial development, the organizers of the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp have announced the schedule for 2012. The venue will be BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York City.
The Boot Camp will take entrepreneurs to the next level of developing their businesses and assist individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, as well as early-stage entrepreneurs. Only 15 to 20 individuals will be selected to participate in each two-day program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The instructors are individuals who have successfully moved from employee to entrepreneur, and who can share personal experiences with the participants. The sponsors of the program are The Network Journal, the National Minority Business Council, Inc. and the BNY Mellon. Participants will receive a one-year subscription to The Network Journal and a six-month membership in the National Minority Business Council, Inc. enabling them to have the benefit of continuity through a business publication and a business membership organization. In today’s uncertain economic times it is imperative that new entrepreneurs have the opportunity to join a growing dedicated network of alumni worldwide to share business ideas, leads, opportunities and best practices.

Description & IntroductionEntrepreneurship = Jobs = Wealth = Social and Economic Stability

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. A 12-hour course of instruction and engagement, the Boot Camp focuses on creating successful business or social entrepreneurs. Its instructors are business veterans who themselves have made the successful transition from employee to entrepreneurship.The Boot Camp coincides with President Obama’s recognition and encouragement of the spirit of entrepreneurship. “In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom,” the president said in his inaugural speech in January.Today, in the face of the challenges confronting the global economy, it is small businesses, including minority-owned enterprises that are being turned to for long-term solutions to revive these ailing economies. Long recognized by political and business leaders as the engine of growth for the economy, small businesses–and by extension the entrepreneurial sector–is where much attention is expected to be paid.In structuring the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp program, serious consideration is given to the state of the current U.S and global economies and how these realities are changing the roles and attitudes of today’s business as well as social entrepreneurs. Benefits of participating in the TNJ/NMBC Entrepreneurship Boot Camp include a one-year subscription to The Network Journal; six-month membership in the NMBC, which was established in 1972 as an organization of business owners; networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs; and continued access to the instructors


Boot Camp participants have expressed appreciation for the course.Here are some of their testimonials: “My expectations were fulfilled ten-fold. This class did not only provide instruction on the various situations entrepreneurs may come across but also the open discussion offered real life learning opportunities.”What I came to this meeting for was to get structure and technique. I got that here and more. I believe I have the tools to begin the formalization of my business.” “I derived the confidence to execute my plan and most importantly find direction on where to go from here.””The instructors were patient, professional and very personable. They were clear and made sure the information was understood. The program gave me enough information and encouragement to seriously consider becoming an entrepreneur.”The Boot Camp was very practical and thought provoking.” “It gave me the courage to think big. All very helpful and encouraging.” “This program met more than my expectations, because I came in not knowing much about being an entrepreneur and now I feel like I am able to be one. The instructors were very knowledgeable and they have been very helpful.””It made me realize that owning my own business is attainable. It has inspired me and motivated me to maintain my momentum.”

Target Participants

  • The program is designed for two specific groups, and will be limited to twenty individuals to ensure that each participant gets the maximum benefit from the experience.
  • Individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur. These could be victims of downsizing, retirees or just persons planning to make a change.
  • New entrepreneurs — those who have been in business less than two years
Application/Registration To apply, please click here to download a Bootcamp Application and mail with a check for $125 to: The Minority Business Council, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, 120 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10271

You can also pay online by clicking on the Paypal link below and faxing your application to (212) 693-5048

NMBC Discount Price – $125.

  • National Minority Business Council, Inc..
  • Bank of New York Mellon, Inc.
  • The Network Journal

Program Outline
Session 1: Friday
  • Business Plan review
    8:30am to 9:30am
  • Defining the Entrepreneur
    9:30am to 10:30am
  • Break
    10:30am to 10:45am
  • Operating in the global economy
    10:45am to 12:45pm
  • Lunch
    12:45pm to 1:30pm
  • Access to U.S. Government resources
    1:45pm to 3:30pm
  • Break
    3:30pm to 3:45pm
  • SWOT Analysis
    3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Summary
    4:45pm to 5:15pm
Participants will be given an overnight assignment utilizing the SWOT technique in the development of a Business Plan. Session 2: Saturday
  • Business Plan review
    8:30am to 11:00am
  • Break
    11:00am to 11:15am
  • Global Logistics and Documentation
    11:15am to 12:30pm
  • Lunch
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Preparing the Business Plan
    1:45pm to 3:15pm
  • Break
    3:15pm to 3:30pm
  • Managing Finances and Human Resource
    3:30pm to 5:15pm
  • Summary
    5:15pm to 6:00pm


Fritz-Earle Mc Lymont, Managing Partner, Mc Lymont, Kunda & Co.

Fritz-Earle started his entrepreneurial career in the service industry (management consulting) in the late 1960s, followed by manufacturing, transportation services, tourism. He currently operates an international trade and business development company.

As a young entrepreneur, before the age of 35, Mc Lymont was recognized in