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 […]

Jay Desko: If your consultant Doesn’t Provide These 7 Essentials, It’s Time to Move On!

March 16, 2024

It is estimated that there are over 900,000 management consulting businesses in the U.S. alone! Every consultant works hard to make what they do sound special, proprietary, and epic. But when you pull back the curtain on consulting, it really comes down to how motivated and capable the client is and how capable and experienced […]

Vision in Progress

March 9, 2024

I never have been much of a dreamer, but as I get older, I sometimes dream about what things could be like if we were really to make significant tracks in the direction of the original vision for IBEC. That original vision is still stated on our website: Our Vision: We envision an increasing number of […]

Sports and Entrepreneurship

March 2, 2024

It is that time of year again in the United States – the Super Bowl is over, and the all-star pro hockey and basketball games are over; it is almost time for March Madness.  Then, baseball starts, and the basketball and hockey play offs until baseball rules the sports news until August when pro football […]

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