Charlotte Course Application

Inmates to Entrepreneurs will be hosting an eight-week course for anyone with a criminal background who has started or is interested in starting their own small business. The course and program materials are offered to participants free of charge, however participants are required to attend all eight sessions. Classes will be held Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning July 10th. Applications are due June 30.

Location: 2901 Interstate St, Charlotte, NC 28208

Mentor Requirements

1. Must have founded and run a business for at least one year.
2. Must be willing to lead a monthly chapter meeting.
3. Must fill out the mentor application.
4. Must have a driver’s license.

“America is a country of second chances. If people aren’t given a second chance, they will return to old habits and repeat their past mistakes. Inmates to Entrepreneurs seeks to help people start over by providing them the information needed to become productive participants in our society.”

Brian Hamilton

Founder & Co-Chairman, Inmates to Entrepreneurs

“The session was VERY well received! For this particular group, we ended up having a mix of participants both with and without criminal backgrounds. This actually worked out great because everyone found it interesting and informative. Even individuals who had not considered the idea of a small business were intrigued and learned some important things.


Lawrence, I also really loved your message of professionalism. It is something we repeatedly stress and I think everyone benefited from hearing this message even if just at a personal level.”

Randy Lee

CSS Workforce New York