In collaboration with the Brian Hamilton Foundation, a national philanthropy that teaches entrepreneurship to help break down socioeconomic barriers, ViaPath Technologies offers a free entrepreneurship course on our tablets—Starter U.
Starter U: How to Start and Grow a Business is a self-paced course that teaches individuals everything they need to know about starting, running, and growing a business. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- What is an Entrepreneur?
- What is Required to be One?
- Reasons to Start a Business
- Obstacles & Roadblocks – Why Businesses Fail
- How to Get Your First Customer
- Legal Infrastructure
- Money Management
- Getting and Using Customer Feedback
- Branding Your Business
- HR & Managing People
- Equips returning citizens with tools for reentry
- Shows that an idea, commitment, and simple skills are the main things needed to start a business
- Engages incarcerated individuals in active learning, which positively impacts the recidivism rate
- Provides incarcerated individuals with a focus on life after release
This coursework provides individuals with a criminal background the guidance, resources, and mentorship they need to overcome the stigma of their criminal charge and create a path to economic opportunity – supporting successful reintegration.
About Brian Hamilton Foundation
For over 25 years, Brian Hamilton has used his first-hand knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur to assist people with the odds stacked against them to start and grow their own businesses. The foundation builds on decades of entrepreneurial experience to provide aspiring entrepreneurs and growing business owners with the information and inspiration they need to successfully start, run, and grow their businesses.
Through their programs, they provide free online entrepreneurship courses comprised of instruction, entrepreneur video stories, and quizzes they teach everything you need to know to start, run, and grow a business – earning you a certificate of completion and a toolbox of . Learn more at: www.brianhamilton.org