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    wesley.1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 4, 2012, 12:37 PM
    Felon wants to start a business?
    I want to start my own business. I do have a record I have 3 felonys but I have stayed out of trouble since 1998.I was hoping to start a Taxi business.Is there anyone out there that can lead me to the track? Thank you
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    Mar 4, 2012, 01:00 PM
    What country? If in the US what state and even what city since there will be state and local license requirements
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    Mar 15, 2012, 01:10 PM
    The idea that there is a slew of money waiting for ex-cons to start businesses is false. If you are counting on grants to start a business, you are likely out of luck. Check into your local university (not community college) and see if they have a small business development center. They can assist you with writing your business plan and finding funding. This is usually a free service. In addition, they are sure to know if there are any initiatives to assist ex-cons. I live in Pittsburgh, PA and I know that Pitt had a program specifically for ex-cons with an entrepreneurial spirit. Though there were no grants, they assisted with developing a solid business plan with financials and had lending institutions who were willing to look the plans over for potential funding.

    Hope this helps.
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    Oct 24, 2012, 10:19 AM
    Does anyone know if a ex felon start a non profit in Pennsylvania? I'm been out of the system since 1994.

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