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Tamra Thetford: Credit building on the path to entrepreneurship

Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Release Date: 06/07/2018

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

"I've turned my pain into purpose." That's Latahra Smith, owner of Trinity First Aide & CPR Services and Executive Director of the KC Freedom Project. After being released from prison, Latahra had to overcome a lot of obstacles to heal relationships with her family, to reset her life with a renewed mindset, and to start her nonprofit and business. Today's conversation is humbling, and Latahra will inspire you to make the most of your blessings and your pain.     

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

On his podcast “Escaping the Odds,” Aaron Smith interviews second chance entrepreneurs who have started successful businesses: https://anchor.fm/aaronesmith

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Ricky Kidd is the founder of I am Resiliency, a speaker, an entrepreneur, and a recent exoneree in the state of Missouri. Ricky served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Today he shares his story, and how he used that time to grow as a man, a leader, and an entrepreneur. 

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Lamont Carey is an author and entrepreneur from D.C. who has been featured on HBO's Def Jam Poetry and the tv show The Wire. His journey to successful business owner started after prison when he realized that in order to dream big, he needed to do right by others and make his hustle legit. 

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Drafts: Jabari Muhammad, FOI ETC show art Drafts: Jabari Muhammad, FOI ETC

Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Jabari Muhammad and his wife own FOI ETC. They sell fragrances, oils, and incense at stores and online, and are the creators of the Bari Butter. Jabari honed his entrepreneurial skills on the streets in KCMO, and became the upstanding business man he is today in prison. 

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Update: Second Chance Entrepreneurs Update: Second Chance Entrepreneurs "Drafts"

Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Welcome to Own It: Starting a Business After Prison, a podcast where we interview second chance entrepreneurs about what it really takes to start a business after prison. For the next season of the show, we will share the firsthand experiences of formerly incarcerated people who have started successful businesses. These episodes are called "Drafts," and will be rough and full of inspiration and education. Enjoy!

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Paige Johnson is a successful entrepreneur in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the founder of the Gilded Sparrows Network. The team at Gilded Sparrows works with women with justice-involvement to help them create product-based businesses that are beautiful and profitable. https://gildedsparrows.org/ 

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Marcus Bullock is the founder and CEO of Flikshop: www.flikshop.com  

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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Johnny Waller is exactly what this podcast is all about. After years of gang banging and time in prison, Johnny left the street life to pursue his education and stumbled into running a successful business. Today, he helps with violence reduction campaigns in Kansas City, Missouri and shares his story to inspire others to lead their best lives.

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Sonja Skvarla, A Social Ignition show art Sonja Skvarla, A Social Ignition

Own It: Starting a Business after Prison

Sonja Skvarla is the founder of A Social Ignition, a prison entrepreneurship program in Portland, Oregon. www.asocialignition.com

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Tamra Thetford is the Chief Program Officer at Justine Petersen, a St Louis-based nonprofit that helps people build their credit so they can reach their goals. The organization started by helping folks work toward home ownership, and eventually expanded its services to include a path to entrepreneurship.

Tamra is here to tell us about Justine Petersen’s business program for formerly incarcerated people, Aspire Entrepreneurship Initiative. She also shares lots of information about credit building, an incredibly important process for many people who are home from incarceration and looking to start a business.

http://www.justinepetersen.org/small_business/aspire