Howard began his social entrepreneurial journey in 2004. He founded several social enterprises such as Harvester, Happy Veggies, Bijas, Ateen, Goodnuts, Happy Ours, tfvsjs, Angelchild, and Jajambao food truck (more details at linghoward.com). These social businesses employ different underprivileged groups according to their strengths not weaknesses. Howard also serves as a consultant to many social enterprises in Hong Kong and Macau. In addition to advising the funding channels for business startup and expansion, he helps social enterprises to do business planning, finance and accounting, human resources management, and social impact measurement. He has helped many non-profit organizations to set up more than 30 social enterprises, which employ over hundreds of the disabled people, including those of visual and hearing impairments, physical handicaps, and autism. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) in 2017 and the Hong Kong Humanity Award for his dedicated public and community service, particularly his contributions to the development of social enterprises.