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A case study in the USA which may be a model for BAM startups

November 15, 2019

Two years ago, I wrote a post on the IBEC blog showing an example of Corporate Social Responsibility by highlighting the rise of Chobani Yogurt and its founder Hamil Ulukaya.  It is a great case study for BAM startups. You can read it here. Last month, Ulukaya presented a TED Talk which is riveting.  If …

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A Business Solution to Human Trafficking in Nepal

November 8, 2019

My daughters and I just returned to Kathmandu from a 4-day trek in the mountains of Nepal. We drove 5 hours from Kathmandu, over a mountain range, on some very treacherous roads. I was amazed that the big Nissan 4-wheel drive got through some of the places without tipping over on rocks, getting stuck in …

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Sending It on Ahead

November 1, 2019

***Dick Weidner leads Legacy Ventures Network which is the third component of Triventure.com.  Dick has been in the financial sector and a church leader his entire career and has started companies focusing on accounting and on investment.  From time to time we will be reprinting articles by Dick.*** I am in the midst of reading …

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Farewell Robert B. Johnstone, Jr.

October 25, 2019

We in IBEC knew him as Bob, our board chairman for most of IBEC’s existence, a friend, mentor, leader and encourager of all that we do.  He had been a contract engineer with the Naval Air Systems Command and had spent 15 years in upper management.  In retirement, he helped numerous Not-For-Profits with his skill …

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A Fruit Basket or an Orchard: Which Will It Be?

October 18, 2019

***Dick Weidner leads Legacy Ventures Network, which is the third component of Triventure.com.  Dick has been in the financial sector and a church leader his entire career and has started companies focusing on accounting and on investment. From time to time we will be reprinting articles by Dick.*** Having been created in God’s image, we …

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Business As Mission: This could make all the Difference!

October 11, 2019

I remember one day taking my son Trevor to watch Kobe Bryant play at Lower Merion High School, a few blocks from our house in suburban Philadelphia.  Trevor said, “Dad, this guy is going to be great in the NBA.”  And he was. As an American  professional basketball player, he played his entire 20-year career …

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Imani Collective

October 4, 2019

We believe in empowering the whole person and providing dignified jobs that allow for our artisans to not merely survive,  but to thrive in the life they live. Such an introductory statement may be of interest in Dallas, Seattle, Denver or Philadelphia and it should, but it is a super-loaded power statement in Mombasa, Kenya, …

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Worldwide Photo Shoots, Inc. – A Business As Mission Company; (A short insight into seizing an opportunity and flexibility in times of change)

September 27, 2019

Some years ago, I met a young man who at the age of fifteen was already becoming a world class photographer.  Today, he has published his photos in books, award-winning journals, and on websites. It is no secret that small businesses such as Ryan’s rely on a quality product, but they also seek a price …

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It’s more than Human Resources – it is Honouring God and Empowering People (A Business As Mission story)

September 20, 2019

I have known Dave and Lynn for several years and have thought of them as wonderful models for using their business talents for kingdom purposes since retiring from corporate Canada.  I recently visited them in Alberta, Canada where I heard some of the joys and struggles of living and discipling the gospel through business in …

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Don’t Just Ship It! (Unsought but good advice for BAM Companies)

September 13, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I had coffee with Derek Gillette.  We had an interesting conversation about his journey in life and we discussed our passion for business and for following Jesus.  He shared with me his blog address and when I got home, I found this blog. It is interesting because of the popularity …

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