Memorial Day and Business as Mission

May 24, 2024

Memorial Day is an important day for a nation like the United States. It is a day to remember and honor those who died while serving in the nation’s military. The day originated after the Civil War where more lives were lost than any other US war (620,000). Memorial Day is different than Veterans Day which originated […]

BUSINESS AS MISSION: Working Together for God’s Glory

May 19, 2024

IBEC is proud to be a part of BAM Global and recently participated in the BAM Global Summit. I found this graphic which they distributed last year to be very helpful, and I am grateful for Jo Plummer and Mats Tunehag making it possible. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures

An Alaskan mother; an Alaskan entrepreneur

May 12, 2024

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I always think about my mom who passed away 24 years ago; and I often remember my mother-in-law, who also is long gone from this life. I learned many things from my mother-in-law business owner. Doris was the founding owner of a seafood company in Kenai, Alaska.  I worked for her […]

Lessons for BAMers from Costco

May 4, 2024

Most North Americans have heard of the big box warehouse store, COSTCO, and so have others in another dozen countries. The membership-only club has 125 million members, 900 warehouses, and 316,000 employees worldwide. It has grown since its first warehouse in Seattle, WA was started by Jeff Brotman and Jim Sinegal in 1983, and is […]

Dave Kier: Leaders Create the Want

April 27, 2024

IBEC Board member, business leader and entrepreneur Dave Kier shares more insights and leadership. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures —– There are many aspects of my career as a leader I wish I could go back and change, but there were a few areas God revealed to me that were very […]

A Business as Mission Perspective on Creation Care

April 20, 2024

  Business as Mission articulates its value proposition with 4 bottom lines, often called the Quadruple Bottom Line. In simplest terminology, they are Profit, People, Purpose, and Planet which incorporates the raison d’être of BAM – businesses are profit-making, job creating, disciple making, and creation caring. What does this final one mean for BAM businesses? […]

Triventure – how does it work?

April 13, 2024

IBEC is a partner in the strategic Courses (training), Coaching and Capital progression called Triventure.  This is based on the belief that initially, an individual needs training in the principles of Business as Mission, and they also need a coach, and capital. Towards the end of the training, a coach is assigned who will provide […]

BAM Global Summit – May 9th, 2024

April 6, 2024

IBEC and Triventure are sponsors of this year’s BAM Global Summit, which is a virtual one-day gathering of all things BAM.  For now, this has replaced the physical gatherings we have been accustomed to prior to the pandemic. We encourage you attend the May 9th gathering.  Watch the short video below– it takes less than […]

Easter, Eggs, Cadbury, and Human Change

March 30, 2024

The National Retail Federation estimates that $24 Billion will be spent in the US on Easter this year, and $3.3 Billion of that will be on candy, mostly chocolate. Overall, chocolate sales increased 24% in the 5-year period from 2009-2014. Yes, candy is big in America, and chocolate is big. Moreover, chocolate reigns supreme at […]

Seven HR habits for Effective BAM leaders

March 23, 2024

I asked my daughter, Trudy, who is a SHRM certified HR professional with twenty years of experience, about this subject and she was able to help me refine my initial ideas. These are seven HR habits which contribute to a successful BAM operation. All examples are from current BAM companies in Africa, East Asia, SE […]

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