Connecting With a Mentor

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Oftentimes, entrepreneurs are viewed as lone wolves with big ideas who somehow, through sheer will or genius, bring their ideas to fruition and bestow them upon the marketplace. While it’s a romantic notion, it does a disservice to the important relationships fostered by most entrepreneurs. In order to [...]

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How a Small Business Development Center Can Help You

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. As part of their mission to assist and counsel small business owners across the nation, the Small Business Association (SBA) provides (in partnership with universities, nonprofits, and state economic development agencies) partial funding to Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) as a means of assisting business owners as they [...]

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How and When to Grow Your Business

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Many small business owners begin their operations with an eye toward future growth. While they project that in three, five, or ten years they may desire to expand their business or business model, the best way in which to accomplish that goal isn’t always clear. Some companies may [...]

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Social Entrepreneurship vs. Charity – The Big Difference

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Oftentimes, social entrepreneurship is confused with charity. This is principally due to charitable offers of help being seen as selfless gestures made to, and for the benefit of, individuals who are unable to afford to help themselves. Social entrepreneurs also offer help to those in need and make [...]

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