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What Budding Entrepreneurs Can Learn From a Nonprofit Helping Incarcerated Adults Re-Enter the Workforce

Making mistakes is part of establishing a better business venture.
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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with Shaka Senghor, the Executive Director of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. Senghor's team concentrates on helping people who have served time in jail re-enter the workforce.

Senghor believes that if you treat people with respect, they can easily maintain their freedom. The members of the Coalition, who are currently or were formerly incarcerated, are now able to give back to society as regular employees, life coaches and mentors.  

Racial barriers and gender barriers do not stand in the way of the organization's work. The diverse workforce also leads to a freer transfer of ideas and more collaboration, which Senghor believes if the larger population could replicate, society would be a better place. 

Senghor's advice for budding entrepreneurs is to embrace failure. Continue to learn from the mistakes you make and study those great leaders who encountered failures repeatedly along their journeys to acheievement. Your best path to progress is dependent on your ability to recover from failures, while the worst is to give up completely.

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