Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Earlier this week, I attended a “mentors meeting” of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, an innovative community outreach program to educate inmates on how they can start productive, low capital service businesses upon their release from prison.  I2E was developed by Sageworks, a Raleigh software company.

www.inmatestoentrepreneurs.org

By the end of the meeting, I had agreed to mentor an inmate who is approaching release in January, and wants to start a catering business.  My qualification?  About 4 years ago, I helped a client sell a catering business – then one of the largest in the state.

This seems like a worthwhile endeavor.  It must be hard for inmates to find traditional employment upon their release from incarceration, especially now.

Or maybe this will turn out to be a WOT (waste of time).

I’ll try to chronicle this activity here on the blog.

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