Moving On

Ex-Apprentices find life after "The Donald" is all business.
Magazine Contributor
3 min read

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 , 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 ." 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.
  • Before , Sam Solovey, 28, had co-founded Potomac Tech Wire, a tech newsletter. He has since founded Solovey's, an auctioneering business for charities and corporate fundraisers. Though he had done auctioneering before the show, it's a perfect follow-up. "The show momentarily [derailed me] from the [true] entrepreneurial spirit," he says. "[I] try to find things that have an element of and entertainment."
You're Fired!
Get the skinny on what this season's ex-Apprentices are up to now that Donald's given them the ax:

· Week 1's Rob Flannigan
· Week 2's Bradford Cohen
· Week 3's Stacie Jones UpChurch
· Week 4's Jennifer Crisafulli
· Week 5's Pamela Day
· Week 6's John Willenborg

· Week 7's Elizabeth Jarosz

Come back each week as we post more radio interviews from the Entrepreneur Magazine Sales and Marketing show with these Trump-world wannabes.

By the way, if you're wondering, Trump returned the $250,000-filled briefcase to Solovey.

  • Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, 30, created a 900 number, the "Omarosa Hotline." She's also working on a clothing line, negotiating a TV deal, working on a book project, and speaking and making appearances.
  • Jessie Conners, 22, struck out on her own with, an interactive real estate and investment resource based in Aliso Viejo, California, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. She says a few of her fellow contestants are now affiliates.
  • Katrina Campin, 24, has a new venture called The Campins Company, a boutique residential and commercial full-service real estate brokerage company in Miami Beach, Florida. She's also doing light-hearted reporting on sports and entertainment for ESPN, as well as special assignments for CNBC.

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Let us help you take the NEXT step. Whether you have one-time projects, recurring work, or part-time contractors, we can assemble the experts you need to grow your company.

Latest on Entrepreneur