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What’s in a Name? How to Name your BAM Company

December 13, 2019

I have been a part of the naming of three organizations.  In two of them the choice was a home run and has been fulfilling expectations ever since; in the third case it was probably not the best choice though we have tweaked it and will likely stick with it as the brand continues to …

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So, You Don’t Know Where you are Going? That may be Normal! (Some Godly advice for the power of the Pivot in Business As Mission)

December 6, 2019

We should know where we are going suggests a contemporary perspective on work.  However, the sermon at church today spoke to this as a false narrative in western culture. Naturally I processed it with a mindset of kingdom business startups, attempting to integrate principles of the spiritual and the daily practical business world. I have …

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What is Good Bureau? – A BAM Company in Romania!

November 29, 2019

Good:  to be of favorable character; to be desired or approved of; that which is morally excellent virtuous, righteous. Bureau:  a commercial agency that serves as an intermediary especially for exchanging information or coordinating activities. I was intrigued with the name Good Bureau, but I was even more intrigued with the architect of the term …

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Make a difference with your Christmas spending this year!

November 22, 2019

IBEC coaching and consulting aims to see transformed lives and communities through local profitable business endeavors in developing economies.  Some of these businesses provide jobs to disadvantaged people in need and produce a product which is sold online.  Buying these quality products helps to give freedom in the name of Jesus to people victimized by …

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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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