March 31, 2021

‘Free Enterprise’ follows journeys from incarnation to business ownership

A new show focusing on people who were once behind bars but are now turning…

A new show focusing on people who were once behind bars but are now turning their lives around by starting their own businesses will debut Saturday on WCVB. The title of the new show, “Free Enterprise,” says it all.”We’re trying to get the free enterprise system to work for people who have been incarcerated,” said financial-technology pioneer Brian Hamilton. Hamilton is the entrepreneur taking viewers along on the journey. He’s assisting former prisoners to rebuild their lives by helping them start their own small businesses. “We take them right from the idea, right through the basics of starting a business,” Hamilton said. The underlying message of the Saturday morning show is that underdogs have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And by getting capitalism to work for people who have been locked out of the system – especially ownership – Hamilton sees that a is key to long-term success. “We got people in our society who don’t own anything,” Hamilton said. “So, the idea is how do we get the idea, is how do we get the free enterprise system, i.e. the title, free enterprise right, to work for people, you know, who don’t have had really the benefits of really owning things and don’t really know about it.” From marketing, to equipment, to raising capital, it’s a show about equipping people for their future. “The second chance is an absolutely vital part of the fabric, the tapestry of the United States. So, we got to open it up to those people and where’s the downside on this?” Hamilton said. “Free Enterprise” is hosted by ABC News’ and ESPN’s Ryan Smith and will premier April 3 on WCVB.

A new show focusing on people who were once behind bars but are now turning their lives around by starting their own businesses will debut Saturday on WCVB.

The title of the new show, “Free Enterprise,” says it all.

“We’re trying to get the free enterprise system to work for people who have been incarcerated,” said financial-technology pioneer Brian Hamilton.

Hamilton is the entrepreneur taking viewers along on the journey. He’s assisting former prisoners to rebuild their lives by helping them start their own small businesses.

“We take them right from the idea, right through the basics of starting a business,” Hamilton said.

The underlying message of the Saturday morning show is that underdogs have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And by getting capitalism to work for people who have been locked out of the system – especially ownership – Hamilton sees that a is key to long-term success.

“We got people in our society who don’t own anything,” Hamilton said. “So, the idea is how do we get the idea, is how do we get the free enterprise system, i.e. the title, free enterprise right, to work for people, you know, who don’t have had really the benefits of really owning things and don’t really know about it.”

From marketing, to equipment, to raising capital, it’s a show about equipping people for their future.

“The second chance is an absolutely vital part of the fabric, the tapestry of the United States. So, we got to open it up to those people and where’s the downside on this?” Hamilton said.

“Free Enterprise” is hosted by ABC News’ and ESPN’s Ryan Smith and will premier April 3 on WCVB.