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Dave Kier: Expectations

May 16, 2022

Dave Kier is a long-time entrepreneur, business leader and IBEC board member.  He wrote this earlier this year with a focus on a culture of high expectations, and it is Part 2 of two blogs on team culture. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com Whether we realize it or not, we all …

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Business as Mission: Three Ways to Measure Company Culture

May 7, 2022

***This is the first of a 2-part series on Company Culture.*** In our last blog related to company culture in July 2021, we defined it as: “…the way of life in a company at its core; it is the way the company operates toward fulfilling the goals and includes the core values and behavior of …

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National Day of Prayer – 2022

May 1, 2022

May 5, 2022, is preserved as the National Day of Prayer in the United States. I have selected two items on prayer by two of the leaders of the BAM movement.  The first is a reprint of a survey of kingdom business owners by Jo Plummer and published on the businessasmission.com site on Sept 1, …

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Business as Mission in East Africa (Harikari Coffee)

April 23, 2022

“Our goal is to use coffee retail to develop an education program which will empower youth to gain employment for themselves but will allow them to teach others also.” What if… … God called a missional couple to a major city in east Africa in 2014. … That city was Dar es Salem, Tanzania – …

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Savhera – From Startup to Forbes Next 1000 award in 3 years

April 17, 2022

“The Forbes Next 1000 list celebrates the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today, especially in the “new normal.” They are proof-positive that American entrepreneurship remains resilient, vibrant, and ever-changing.” That business owner is Vanessa Bouche, owner of Savhera. In Vanessa’s …

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“Why is Good Friday good?” A Business as Mission company in Asia

April 9, 2022

Many BAM companies work in areas of the world unsympathetic to our Christian faith.  Many have never heard the “Good News” of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection. ITJ is a software company in south Asia.  Jason and Mike started the company about 20 years ago and have experienced steady growth in creating custom software …

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Dick Weidner: Just A Sack Lunch

April 3, 2022

Richard Weidner is leader of the Legacy Kingdom Fund and a respected New Jersey businessman.  He represents the third element of Triventure (www.triventure.com) along with the other two components: Third Path Initiative and IBEC Ventures. The following is an article he wrote in February of this year. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures …

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Ukrainian Refugees: A Crisis or an Opportunity?

March 26, 2022

Help Create Jobs for Ukraine Now Please donate to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis using this link today – be sure to reference Ukraine Crisis in the notes section of the donation tab.  We are raising money to translate our Triventure training materials into the Ukrainian language.  Our goal is to help build and grow Kingdom businesses for those …

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For BAM Company Owners and Managers: Be a Leader who Cares

March 20, 2022

I have been in a leadership position most of my adult life – classroom teacher, school principal, international mission president, US mission vice president, founder and Director of consulting group, board chairperson etc. etc.  So what? Sometimes when I reflect, I shiver.   I did not do everything right – far from it.  I wonder if …

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Business as Mission: Don’t be a BlackBerry

March 13, 2022

One-time phone giant BlackBerry officially ended its phone service in January 2022.  At its peak, BlackBerry had 80 million users and 20% of the worldwide smartphone market; I was a proud user of one of them.  As a Canadian, I was proud of a company originating in the land of my birth, but now they …

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