City-Based Seminars

Inmates to Entrepreneurs

One-Day Seminar in New York City

This one-day course has been developed to give you, the entrepreneur, a basic overview of all essential components of starting and running a business. We provide and share with you how to go from inception/beginning of starting a business, all the way to successfully running a business. This is a practical, no nonsense, and direct curriculum that covers the very basics of starting a company, such as the type of company to start all the way through servicing customers and more importantly making a profit. Your instructors are people who have successfully started and run businesses.

We will cover things like starting low capital businesses because we understand that most people do not have a lot of capital (less than $1,000) to start businesses. There are no fees for the course, indirectly or directly, and nothing is available for sale.


To attend our one-day seminar please register here.

Course Topics:

  1. What kind of business do I start?
  2. How do I get my first customer?
  3. How do I market and/or generate sales for my business?
  4. How do I service customers well to grow my business?
  5. How do I overcome the fears or unknowns of starting a business?

By the end of the session, you will not be an experienced entrepreneur, but you will have the basics for starting a business and beginning your new entrepreneurial life. Learn from people who have been exactly where you are and who have become successful.


Brian Hamilton 

Brian Hamilton co-founded Sageworks, the country’s first fintech and largest provider of software to U.S. banks. He sold the company to a leading private equity firm in 2018. He is also the founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national program that helps people with criminal records start their own small businesses. Inmates to Entrepreneurs is supported by the Brian Hamilton Foundation, which provides access to entrepreneurship to people who wouldn’t otherwise have it.

Hamilton holds two patents for his work in automating financial analysis. He is a regular guest on CNBC and Fox and is regularly quoted in and writes for all major national media publications. He is also a contributor to Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Sacred Heart University, where he served on the Board of Trustees, and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

A.J. Ware 

A.J. Ware is co-chair of Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Board of Directors and has been an integral part of the organization since 2009. Ware is the founding and managing partner of Majestic Sports Marketing. Ware has extensive experience in public speaking and aiding business owners in developing a diverse clientele. He has presented in over fifty prisons across the country.

Eligibility Requirements:

The only eligibility requirements to attend the course are that you have had a charge against you or you have been incarcerated.

Date & Time:

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST


Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210

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Contact Us

(866) 753-3726 ext. 706

Mailing Address

122 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC 27502
Brian Hamilton
Founder & Co-chair, Inmates to Entrepreneurs