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Moving On

Ex-Apprentices find life after "The Donald" is all business.

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This story appears in the October 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A new group will be vying for a job in season two of The Apprentice. But last season's contenders aren't settling for unemployment-they're striking out as entepreneurs.

  • Runner-up Kwame Jackson, 30, has nothing to cry over. With real estate, book and TV deals in the works, Jackson and his best friend also started Legacy Holdings LLC, a New York City investment company focusing on real estate, entertainment and fashion. "I'm taking advantage of the moment and opportunity God has presented to me by being a good little capitalist," says Jackson.
  • Troy McClain, 33, co-founded Solution Source Media, which offers information and products related to credit and real estate. McClain is also negotiating with a national mortgage company to be its spokesperson. "I've never been the man in the gray suit," says McClain. "Because of the show, Mr. Trump and Mark Burnett, I've been given an opportunity to help my community and my business." McClain and his wife have also started TCM Productions to handle the influx of hosting offers. He's already hosted Trump property contests as well as The Donald's birthday party. TCM has also shot pilots for NBC, and McClain has hosted a DirectTV program.

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