About the Conference
Join us for a free half-day course in the basics of starting, running, and growing your own small business. The event will be led by tech entrepreneur Brian Hamilton, who has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, U.S. News, MSNBC, and Fox Business.
Hamilton understands what it means to start small — his first businesses were a landscaping service and coin laundromat. He went on to found Sageworks, the nation’s first financial technology company, which he sold in May in one of the largest exits in North Carolina history.
Joining Hamilton in leading the day’s events will be AJ Ware, who started a small painting business when he was younger and now owns a sports marketing enterprise. Ware is co-chair of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, which has taught thousands of people who to start their own businesses.
Special Guest Speakers
Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee, founders of hip-hop’s record-breaking label, Quality Control Music, will deliver the keynote presentation and share what they have learned about entrepreneurship through launching one of the world’s hottest hip-hop labels.
Quality Control Music was founded in 2013 by CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee. Coach and Pee have earned the prestigious titles of 2018’s Executives of the Year by Billboard, and Innovators of the Year by Variety.
Come as you are – there is no dress code. The event is free, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required.
#SecondChances Atlanta was developed for everyone, but particularly for people with the odds stacked against them, including people for whom a traditional office job is not a good fit, people who have been judicially involved, and military veterans reentering civilian life. #SecondChances Atlanta is hosted by the Brian Hamilton Foundation and Inmates to Entrepreneurs.
By the end of the event, 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.
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Parking: There is a parking garage connected to the Loudermilk Conference Center.
- What kind of business do I start?
- How do I get my first customer?
- How do I market and/or generate sales for my business?
- How do I service customers well to grow my business?
- How do I overcome the fears or unknowns of starting a business?
January, 26 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
The event is free, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required.
Loudermilk Conference Center 1st Floor,
40 Courtland Street Northeast,
What People Are Saying
Being a mentor has been great. I like giving back—I feel like the more success I have the more information I should give to the next person so they can have that same success.Become a Mentor
When we actually heard about the Inmates to Entrepreneurs program we understood that this was another option that we could actually give our inmates... You have the technical skills, you have the things that you need inside of you to make this happen. So, let’s go ahead and instill those tools in you so you can be successful in starting your own business if that is something you would like to do.Request A Speaker
I didn’t think I could do it…I wanted to, but I didn’t have the belief in myself. And this program actually gave me the belief in myself, gave me a host of knowledge I never had and now I feel so excited about going out here and starting my own business. I’m very excited.View Programs
The each one teach one concept of being paired up with a mentor was the really exciting part for me and that’s where the biggest courage came in, that I didn’t have to figure it out by myself.View Programs