Business Ideas That Can Help You Build a Future Post-Incarceration

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The job world becomes extremely difficult for convicted individuals. Ex-cons often struggle to find employment, even when they are qualified. Entrepreneurship is a great way to free yourself from the biases of a potential employer.

Offer Home Services

This one is a great option because it is relatively easy to learn how to repair or maintain the various utility systems of a home. You can go to a trade school for six months and receive a certificate relating to construction, electrical work, plumbing, and more. Once you have the skills and experience necessary to begin, you can start your own small local business. Offer home repair services according to your skill set. What you might lack in experience you can make up for with enthusiasm and customer service. Use the internet liberally both when educating yourself and when establishing your local brand. Social media is a very important tool.

Start a Restaurant

While this option might be a little more complicated, it also is a fantastic idea for those who have a passion for good eating. You might be ready to unveil your family’s traditional recipe to the world. Or maybe you just want to take over at a franchised location from another owner. Whatever the case, you have a huge range of options when it comes to starting your restaurant. You also are going to need to jump through quite a few legal hoops (which should be expected for any business, but particularly for a restaurant). There are important processes to ensure food safety in a restaurant you need to follow.

Hard Labor Services

At the very least, you can always resort to some good, old-fashioned unskilled labor. Ironically, most jobs that are titled ‘unskilled labor’ actually can be learned and made more efficient by experienced workers. You can become in high demand for your sharpened and thorough ability to clean, move, or demolish. Finding others in your locality who would be willing to join a moving crew, for example, is a great way to help out others in your community who also might be in a tight spot. The only thing you need to run a professional, local service crew is that same enthusiasm and sense of customer service.


The great thing about entrepreneurship is that you are only limited by your imagination. There are a thousand and one business ideas that could have potential in your local market. What’s important is picking the one that is the best fit for you.

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Perks to Look for When Job Hunting

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If you are looking for a new job, you obviously want to make sure that you are going to receive the salary you deserve for the work you will be doing. However, you also want to make sure that you are paying attention to the benefits and perks you will receive. Having the right perks on the job can make your work more satisfying and ensure that you have the support you need to further your career.

Paid Time Off

Most jobs are going to offer you some level of paid time off, but you should look for employers who go above and beyond. Having sufficient paid time off for vacation, sick time, and personal time can help you to maintain your work-life balance. Unlimited PTO options can be tempting, but before agreeing to a job with unlimited PTO, make sure you understand the company culture surrounding taking time off. If a company has unlimited PTO but discourages actually using it, that is a major red flag. Looking for mandatory minimums for PTO can help you to find better positions.

Flexible Working Hours

In the past, most companies had very strict working hours that you had to follow. But now, many companies are starting to offer more flexible schedules that their employees can take advantage of. Flexible work arrangements like remote work can improve work-life balance. If you like to have a little room in your schedule for adjusting, having a flexible work schedule can be life-changing. 

Wellness Programs

When your employer is invested in your health as a person, it is easier for you to know that you have made the right choice in your career. Companies that offer wellness programs in addition to great health insurance are an awesome choice. Many wellness programs include gym memberships, healthy food options at work, and even access to a personal trainer. Depending on your own health goals, you can use these options to feel better and find satisfaction in your work and your life in general.


As you start looking for new work, it is essential that you prioritize jobs that include great benefits. The things you need and get from your work will vary greatly depending on the kind of work you are doing and the benefits you receive. Choosing a job with a fun company culture and the best perks can set you up for success.

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