Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network Nonprofit Helps Formerly Incarcerated People Start their own Businesses

Dallas Entrepreneur Center at RedBird inside Red Bird Mall, also known as Southwest Center Mall, in Dallas on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)(Vernon Bryant / Staff Photographer)

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network at Red Bird wants to help formerly incarcerated people become entrepreneurs with Second Start, an eight-week boot camp sharing entrepreneurial knowledge and resources on how to start your own business.

NTX Inno last week reported on the program’s curriculum, which puts an emphasis on mentorship and business fundamentals including social media management and cash flow management.

“It’s really about creating wealth-building opportunities,” Demetra Brown, senior director at The DEC Network, told NTX Inno. “We don’t want to undersell how big entrepreneurship can be when you provide the right technical assistance and entrepreneurial education to help people get started.”

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SOURCE: Dallas Morning News, Destine Gibson