Host: André Taylor
Guest: Bernie Simpkins, S & S Enterprises
Ultimately an entrepreneur wants to create a business of substantial value and personal wealth. Educators often shy away from this subject believing they have little to offer in this discussion, yet many of our students are driven by this goal. Can we help guide entrepreneurs in ways that will help them reach this goal? When an entrepreneur becomes the pillar of a community everyone involved benefits: the entrepreneur, employees, customers, and citizens of the community. It is also particularly beneficial to the community college where support from influential figures, personal involvement, and financial contribution, are badly needed. How can we educate entrepreneurs about the power of community service, help entrepreneurs meet their community goals and remain connected to the community college, and accomplish this without becoming too self-serving?