Entrepreneur Ideas For Felons
I was talking to my old friend David who is an ex-felon and has been a trucker driver for about 15 yrs. Being a felon, it was the one job he could get after 12 yrs incarceration but he's looking to get out of driving and try to start his own business. He wants to settle in a state that is felon friendly. So we did some research.
While researching, I was saddened to see that as of August 2022 there are still 36 states with no laws against the disenfranchisement of felony offenders. We have a lot of members in this group that are from many of these states.
What we did find is that there are a Lot of solid entrepreneurial opportunities that are viable even in those states & there are training & financial assistance/business grants available. 😊 I found a list of business ideas that are relevant in 2023. If you live in a not-so-felon-friendly state and are wondering if there's hope on the horizon, I encourage you to check out this list and explore the ideas presented. They all seem pretty reasonable, although some will take more footwork than others.
There are organizations that specifically focus on helping felons become successful, productive individuals. We know that lacking the opportunities to get even basic needs met often leads back to old behaviors and re-incarceration. Don't limit yourself and don't entertain the "I can't " negative thoughts. You can, and there is hope and opportunity within your reach! David is very excited to start researching what it will take for him to start his own business and make a new life for himself. He says "When, not if, I'm successfully underway I plan on hiring other Felons to work with me. My business will be a felon successfull one!"
Go check these out and come back and share with other members what you discover!
I'm honored to create the first post for this group. Entrepreneurs.. Isn't it something we live in a country where anyone can start pretty much any kind of business they want. America, the land of opportunity, a chance to live the American Dream. So what ideas are out there? Please share with us what ventured you have embarked on, what happened? I know I need advice, wisdom and experience.... Let's do some brainstorming.... #entrepreneur #ideas #success #American Dream #Doing it
I saw this online this morning and thought I'd share it here. So many of us are starting over. Some of us forced to do so. Some of us choosing to do so.
For whatever reason -there is plenty of reason to be excited not scared about it. In entrepreneurship we often talk about how failures are just a path to success. Each time a journey ends, or experiment fails -there is learning. The only sad thing would be if one did not build on that learning.
So if you are in the start-over camp. You got this!
Onwards & upwards
I love this question and my hobby has always been golfing but I honestly don't know how to transform that into helping me make money
Been there, done that. Tried to become a professional photographer. I was actually fortunate enough to be picked up as a stringer for a local metropolitan newspaper, and even wrote a few magazine articles and contributed all the photos. I proved I was capable doing the job, the problem is that the job did not pay well, and I was capable of doing other things that were far more profitable in the long run. Now photography is a hobby and engineering is my profession.