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Failing Gracefully: Learning From Disaster

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Most entrepreneurs have met with failure at least once in the course of their professional lives. There’s a reason that the fear of failure stops many from even attempting to start a business. Namely, that new businesses do fail more often than not. In an ideal world, our [...]

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Business Structures: Investigating Partnership Types

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. The initial choice you make with respect to business structure may carry wide-ranging legal implications. Prior to committing to a particular structure, it’s essential to thoroughly investigate the potential impact of each on your company. Despite having covered the various available structures in a previous article, I wanted [...]

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How to Become a Social Entrepreneur (What is it, and How do you Do it?)

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Take a moment to consider everything happening in the world around you. As you do, you’ll begin to see that, while many things are wonderful, there are a similar (if not greater) number of negative issues. These negative issues affect the well-being of millions and it is this [...]

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The Harsh Realities of Social Entrepreneurship

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. The more effort you expend on researching social entrepreneurship endeavors, the more likely it becomes that you’ll want to launch your own social enterprise and begin changing the world. That said, it’s important that you fully acquaint yourself with the other side of the equation: the need to [...]

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Legal Structure of a Social Enterprise

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. As you go about planning for your social enterprise, it’s essential that you make preparations for the new venture’s legal structure. While your business continues to grow, you need to take whatever time is necessary to ensure that all of your operations are in compliance with the law. [...]

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To Incorporate or Not To Incorporate: Choosing Your Business Structure

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. How you choose to structure your business can have important legal and financial ramifications. Your business structure directly affects your tax status, which forms you’ll have to file with the government, who’s liable for your company’s debts, and more. It’s essential to fully research the available business entities [...]

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Startup 101: Why You Need Business Insurance

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. If you’re running a business, you should definitely have insurance. What type(s) of insurance you’ll require, however, depends on the sort of business you’re operating. Prior to spending very much time in exploring the potential of your amazing startup idea, be sure to check on the insurance you’ll [...]

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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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