Free Enterprise is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Free Enterprise tells the story of formerly incarcerated individuals who dream of starting their own businesses, a path they've decided to take after struggling to find consistent employment because of their criminal backgrounds. With the help of business experts and mentors, we'll follow these budding entrepreneurs as they turn a low-capital investment into an on- going business – one that provides a steady income, and, more importantly, self-reliance and self- respect. Hosted by Ryan Smith, and featuring entrepreneur Brian Hamilton as our resident business expert, Free Enterprise will demonstrate what it takes to build an action plan for business success. Viewers will learn more about the building blocks of creating a business - from inspiration to execution, basic budgeting, banking, marketing, hiring, and more. Through it all, Free Enterprise will demonstrate the importance of second chances while making entrepreneurship accessible to everyone.

Season 1

EPISODE 1

RASHARD REALIZES HIS POTENTIAL 

On this episode of Free Enterprise, we follow the story of Rashard Johnson who was arrested and incarcerated for breaking and entering at only 18 years old. Today, Rashard wants to provide for his young daughter and build a new tiling business. With the help of entrepreneur and business creator Brian Hamilton, Rashard learns how to manage his finances. He also learns valuable marketing lessons from local business owner Lawrence Carpenter.

EPISODE 2

DEREK GETS A SECOND CHANCE

On this episode of Free Enterprise, we follow the story of Derek Francis who got tangled up with the wrong crowd and was incarcerated for possession. Today, Derek has reformed his life, found a new fiancé named Jessica and wants to start a mobile auto repair business. With the help of entrepreneur and business creator Brian Hamilton, Derek develops his business ideas and discovers new ways to retain customers. He also learns valuable marketing lessons from media consultant Joe Woolworth. Derek teams up with Jessica to land their first mobile auto repair job and begin their new lives together.

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