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The Center for Free Enterprise

The purpose of the Center for Free Enterprise is to develop a social network and platform for business investors, owners, senior managers and advisors to share information regarding business and free enterprise.


Ben Calkins, co Founder, helps Clients start, acquire and build successful businesses. He leads The Calkins Law Firm. He received a 10 rating from Avvo, less than 1% of attorneys achieve this grade. As past President of the Ohio Venture Fund and a Founding Member of the North Coast Angels Fund, Ben is known as an expert at both business law and the art of bringing the right people together to make an opportunity become a reality. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School where he edited the Law Review.


David Brown, co Founder, provides advice on the acquisition, sale or restructuring of middle market businesses. He leads Red Hawk Associates which provides Clients with investment banking and restructuring services. As past President of the Turnaround Management Association Ohio Chapter, board member of the Ohio Venture Association, President of the largest private country club in Ohio and winner of Crain's Cleveland Forty under 40 award, David is recognized as an expert in business transactions and improvement. He is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and earned an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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