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Mats Tunehag: The A to Z of BAM: K to O – from Kingdom to Opportunity

September 10, 2022

This is the third in the 5-part Business as Mission A-Z.  Last week we shared section F-J; today K-O. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com     K – Kingdom Christ is Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all. The early Church confessed Christos Kyrios – Christ is Lord. …

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BAM Companies Develop their Workers

September 3, 2022

September is considered Labor Day in the United States and Canada. With its roots in the labor movement in the late 19th Century, the day commemorates the workers with celebration and holiday. Earlier this year, I completed a project started as an award by the Pollard Fellowship.  My goal was to study the ServiceMaster Company …

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Mats Tunehag: The A to Z of BAM: F to J – from Freedom to Justice

August 28, 2022

This is the second in the 5-part Business as Mission A-Z.  Last week we shared section A-E; today F-J and we will continue in September. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com     F – Freedom Winston Churchill said: “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a …

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Mats Tunehag: The A to Z of BAM: A to E – from Avodah to Environmental

August 20, 2022

Mats Tunehag has given permission to use this ingenious description of Business as Mission A-Z.  We will share in five weekly blogs, two in August and three in September. This week will be the first in the series: A-E. Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures Larry.Sharp@ibecventures.com     A – Avodah The Hebrew …

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Startup Talk

August 13, 2022

There is a lot of startup lingo in the startup world, and I have tried to capture here some of the most commonly used terms.  The list is not exhaustive, and the two links will give many more terms. I have built this list from the articles listed below along with my own terms which …

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Seven Macro Questions All Staff Need Answers to as Part of a Business as Mission Company

August 7, 2022

There are many components to a startup anywhere in the world, but a business endeavoring to be a Kingdom company achieving the Quadruple Bottom Line has extra requirements.  Those requirements help to ensure the integration of faith and work so that both “mission” and “business” achieve results.  These seven questions are frequently used at the …

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BAM Startup Owner Listen up: Questions are Greater than Answers

July 31, 2022

Some years ago, I stood on a bridge over the Drina River in Gorazde, Bosnia. I was with five others, one a resident and four others visiting from abroad.  We had just observed the carnage of the Balkan war all around the town, and now we looked down at the once-beautiful river, which now reeked …

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Business as Mission startup – what business are you in? (What I learned from Coworking space owner, Joel Ballew)

July 23, 2022

On May 17-19, 2022, the largest coworking conference in the world took place in Seattle.  I wrote about coworking on this blog on October 3, 2021, and at that time I described it as a phenomenon which “…provides proximity to shared values, community workspace, synergy and close amenities. Since 2010, coworking spaces have grown at …

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Who Is Really #1?

July 16, 2022

Dave Kier writes regularly with all kinds of practical advice based on a successful career in the animal feed business in Iowa, integrated with a vibrant faith.  The IBEC Board of Directors is the beneficiary of his wisdom, and we are blessed by him and all our board members.  Here is a recent “Leadership Tip” …

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Books to read the summer of 2022

July 2, 2022

Many of us at least casually review book lists such as Christianity Today’s Yearly Book Awards, New York Times Bestsellers, Bill Gates “Summer Reading List” or one of many others.  Here is a list of five recently published books you might want to consider reading this summer.  I highly recommend each one.   Missions Disrupted …

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