When speaking about successful entrepreneurs and their businesses, people tend to focus primarily on money. The fact is, businesses do run on money. However, entrepreneurs often aim to do greater things than just earning money.
Successful business owners do so much good, both on a local and national scale, and the weight of their importance cannot be measured in purely monetary terms. Entrepreneurship is about creative and forward-thinking. Business owners contribute to society by leading the way and by finding innovative solutions to practical, financial, and social issues.
How Businesses Impact Society
When an entrepreneur starts a successful business, they create jobs that contribute to widespread prosperity. In turn, those jobs pay neighborhood workers, who then reinvest their paychecks in local economies. Businesses also often make it a priority to support local endeavors, organizations, and underserved communities.
A great example of how an entrepreneur can contribute to both local and international communities can be seen in Van Taylor’s actions. After working for corporate America for more than a decade, Van Taylor decided to build his own legacy.
“I was fed up with working 12 to 18 hours a day, making millions for the company while I only saw a fraction of that. I wanted to create my own business where I didn’t have to trade time for money,” Van Taylor says.
Now, Van Taylor runs a successful company that’s proven to be pandemic-proof, recession-proof, and a great help to national and international communities.
Helping Underserved Communities in America
When asked about his greatest success, Van Taylor says that it is the ability to give back to others. By building a profitable business, Van Taylor can give back to underserved communities in America.
Van Taylor teaches financial literacy to the Black community to help eradicate poverty through financial education. He also helps entrepreneurs from the Black community brand themselves and end imposter syndrome while building six-figure businesses in the process. Up until now, Van Taylor gave away more than $1 million in services, courses, cash, and mentorships on Clubhouse.
In the future, Van Taylor plans to take a tour through five cities to build his brand and give value to different communities on the topic of brand building, content development, sales strategies, and systems. He’s also planning to focus on uplifting underserved communities even more.
Philanthropic Efforts in Africa
In addition to the philanthropic work he does in America, Van Taylor also helps families in Senegal, West Africa. Up until now, he has helped thousands of food-deprived families, and he plans to keep this number growing. He’s also building a coding school for children in Senegal with the aim to eradicate poverty with the power of knowledge and technology.
Eager to spread his knowledge and uplift those around him, Van Taylor often shares entrepreneurial advice, hoping to increase financial literacy among his followers and inspire them to embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys. He’s determined to leave his mark and make the world a better place.
Photography by: Van Taylor