Entrepreneurship

What do we mean by entrepreneurship?

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor defines entrepreneurship as: 


"Any attempt at new business or new venture creation, such as self-employment, a new business organization, or the expansion of an existing business, by an individual, a team of individuals, or an established business".

 

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For some people with criminal records, becoming self-employed may be their only way of securing employment, of generating income and being a contributing member of society through the payment of their taxes. Barriers to mainstream employment, as a result of their past, may result in them feeling that they have no other choice but to become self-employed. In other cases, starting their own business has been their life-long ambition. The actions contained in Working to Change are designed to address some of the most significant barriers and present self-employment as a very real career option for people with a criminal past.

One practical way of supporting and encouraging entrepreneurship amongst people with a criminal past is to show them that it's an option. The Prison Entrepreneurship Programme (PEP) is one action that will assist with this process.

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PEP is an in-prison, classroom based business development and mentoring programme with the programme being loosely based on the successful Texas model which has been in place for a number of years.

CONTACT US

Social Enterprise, Employment & Entrepreneurship 

c/o The Probation Service

Haymarket

Dublin 

Eircode: D07 WT27

+353 (0) 1 817 3687
+353 (0) 87 202 6441
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The Social Enterprise, Employment & Entrepreneurship initiative is hosted by IASIO, a community partner with the Department of Justice

This website was created with the assistance of 2019 TUD students Aifric Byrne, Saskia Bos & Brian Whelan.