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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) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Make Money as a Social Entrepreneur

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Being a social entrepreneur does not mean that you’re working solely for the sake of charity. It means that you’re working with the greater good in mind and with the intent of having a positive social impact, while also [...]

Social Entrepreneurship as a Base for the Social Economy

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Travel to Brazil and you’ll readily note significant differences in the way that their economy operates. There’s more focus on people and on meeting social needs rather than on simply earning as much as possible to improve one’s individual [...]

Types of Social Entrepreneurs

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Social entrepreneurs represent an exceedingly diverse cross-section of businessmen, both in the ways that they conduct business and in the goals that they’re seeking to accomplish with their enterprises. They also differ both in the various means that they [...]

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