There are many civic roles and responsibilities that an entrepreneur can perform. One role would be to help those who are disadvantaged. An entrepreneur could work with a local school district or a local social service agency to provide job training and/or employment for people with special needs. The entrepreneur could give people with special needs an opportunity to learn and work under the supervision of the business owner, school district employees, and/or social service agency personnel.
Another civic role would be to get involved in community projects. Many cities and towns have events such as a run/walk activity to help raise money for a local hospital, charity, or organization helping people who are sick or in need of assistance. The entrepreneur could be a sponsor of one of these events.
The entrepreneur has the responsibility to keep the business property in good condition. This means that building code laws are followed and that the area outside of the business is kept neat and clean. The grass should be cut, and (if present) the snow should be shoveled.
The entrepreneur has the responsibility to follow all of the laws related to the business. Child labor laws should be followed. Health and safety regulations should also be observed. The business should be a safe place to enter for those who need to enter the business.
Finally, the entrepreneur should be involved in helping the town, village, or city prosper. The entrepreneur should work with local government leaders to develop economic plans and/or city development plans that benefit the city, town, or village, as well as the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur could host meetings to discuss important issues facing the community. The entrepreneur could serve on the boards of local government.
There are many things an entrepreneur can do perform various civic roles and responsibilities.