Top Reasons Most Entrepreneurs Start a Business


When you work in someone else’s business, you don’t have control over whether the profits go. If you’re community-focused and want to support nonprofits, then becoming a social entrepreneur gives you the power to make a change. 

For example, Jordyn Lexton founded Snowday, a food truck business that employs young people who have been incarcerated, giving them essential skills and work experience. This business is a win-win, as both owner and employees benefit in different ways.

But Snowday isn’t the only example of a business that focuses on giving back. One research study found that 12% of participants felt giving back to their community was their primary reason for starting a business. 

Being able to give back to your community is a powerful feeling; however, remember, a business is still a business. Do give back, but also make sure your business is still profiting. If it’s not, you won’t be able to sustain your social initiatives.