Davey Hamilton Jr. transforming his life: ‘I made a mistake. I am not that person anymore’

INDIANAPOLIS — His first race suit was tiny, barely big enough to fit a doll. It was red, white and gold, a replica suit made for 2-month-old Davey Hamilton Jr. to match the one his dad was wearing as he ran the Indianapolis 500 that year. Hamilton Jr. still has that suit from 1997, when his dad […]

Brian Hamilton, Star of “Free Enterprise,” Appears at Johnson & Wales University on November 16

Johnson & Wales University Hosts Hamilton and Free Enterprise While Production Films in Charlotte, N.C. November 15, 2021 Jessica Baryla CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is hosting Brian Hamilton and Free Enterprise for a special community event at the Hance Auditorium on the JWU campus on Tuesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. […]

“Free Enterprise” Season 2 Premieres October 30

NEW & RETURNING SERIES “Murder Nation,” an investigation docu-series that spotlights deadly crimes, focuses on homicides in the seaside towns of New Jersey in Season 2’s “Jersey Gore.” It bows Sunday, October 10 at 10p on HLN. “Free Enterprise” premieres October 30 as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure programming block airing every Saturday morning on ABC stations […]

Inmates to Entrepreneurs/It´s Not the Top-Line Number, It’s the Bottom-Line Goal

Brian Hamilton, founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs and Sageworks talks with Neal Asbury and Rich Roffman about why starting a business is a great alternative to finding a job for people who have been involved in the justice system. This episode of Made in America with Neal Asbury ran on October 9, 2021 on radio […]

Formerly Incarcerated DC Chef Helps Current, Former Inmates Start Businesses

A criminal record can make it incredibly difficult to get a job, but one formerly incarcerated D.C. chef says that entrepreneurship can be a path toward a second chance. News4’s Molette Green reports on how he’s helping other current and former inmates.

Brian Hamilton on the USO’s Operation Jump Start

USO’s Jump Start Program exists to provide support to veterans seeking to start their own businesses, as we welcome entrepreneur and philanthropist, Brian Hamilton, to the show to talk about it.  Brian and Randy talk about Hamilton’s program “Inmates to Entrepreneurs” and how he is expanding his efforts to empower those seeking to better their […]

USO Is Hosting a Free Virtual Entrepreneurship Event for Service Members and Families

Active-duty troops, National Guard or military family members who have been contemplating starting a business for their post-military career should check out USO’s Operation Jump Start, a two-day virtual event on Sept. 29-30, 2021. The summit is the perfect place for wannabe or soon-to-be entrepreneurs to get their feet wet in the world of running a […]

Houston Happens – Megan Thomas Head, Power Wizard, Motivational Monday

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Good Monday morning! Start your week off right with Houston Happens. Host Maggie Flecknoe is serving up today’s top talkers including a San Antonio woman who was turned away from a party bus because she was plus-sized! Meet the entrepreneur and philanthropist who is dedicated to helping inmates once they get out […]

Exclusive: Brian Hamilton and Lawrence Carpenter Talk About the Program ‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ [Interview]

Brian Hamilton founded Inmates to Entrepreneurs and works alongside Lawrence Carpenter, who serves as the Chairman of the program board.  Inmates to Entrepreneurs was created to provide an opportunity to those judicially involved and struggle to find employment. When individuals get released from incarceration, employment opportunities are scarce. The stigma placed on individuals with a criminal […]

Here and Now: The show helping former inmates turn their lives around

NEW YORK (WABC) — On this episode of Here and Now, Brian Hamilton and Claudia Shivers from ‘Free Enterprise,’ the TV show featuring the real-life stories of former inmates turning their lives around by starting their own businesses. Plus, building on more than five decades of service, how the Harlem Commonwealth Council is helping to […]