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IBEC’s approach

March 19, 2017

An approach is defined as “the method used or steps taken in setting about a task, problem, etc.” IBEC’s approach is rooted in who we are: we are a business consulting group which helps build sustainable Kingdom businesses in areas of the world that are both economically impoverished and spiritually unreached. Kingdom businesses are profitable …

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Our Team: Business as Mission game changers and life changers

March 12, 2017

For a consulting/coaching group like IBEC, the team of consultants and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is at the heart of what we do. These quality men and women with life experience in industry, culture, and life, with a wide range of business focus in the USA and abroad provide an asset to the Kingdom of …

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New doors for prospective IBEC clients

March 5, 2017

Last week we introduced you to our “new baby” – the new IBEC Ventures website. This week I have the pleasure of showing off one of my favorite parts of the website: the Clients area! Clients are the reason that IBEC exists. Helping prospective IBEC clients find us and quickly connect with us is the …

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Proud parents: introducing IBEC’s new website

February 25, 2017

Beaming with pride and joy! That’s how we feel about introducing you to the new IBEC Ventures website. These proud parent feelings surprised me recently when I visited the new IBEC home page and paused to reflect on what I was seeing. There, before me, was a beautiful new creation, “fearfully and wonderfully made”, albeit …

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Focus on Nepal

February 19, 2017

Many times we are asked questions about where we work. Sometimes we cannot be specific due to client confidentiality, but basically the countries are in the northern half of Africa, and in South and East Asia. Nepal is one of those countries. It is a unique country but in many ways it is typical of …

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Kingdom entrepreneurial business – the best answer!

February 11, 2017

The following is an extract from an article citing recent comments from Nobel Peace prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank. Certainly job creation, poverty reduction and social enterprises which focus on the Quadruple Bottom Line (which includes making followers of Jesus) are foundational to Kingdom thinking and missional businesses. World’s growing inequality …

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3 lessons from slack-key guitarists

February 4, 2017

My wife and I just returned from a two-week vacation in Maui, our first visit to that nostalgic island. While there we attended a slack-key guitar concert, coordinated by Grammy-award winning artist, George Kahumoku, Jr. with guitarists Peter DeAquino and Kawika Kahiapo. We enjoyed classical Hawaiian music but also heard historical details of the music …

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7 steps to situational awareness

January 28, 2017

Situational Awareness is the ability to identify, process and understand critical pieces of information about what is happening with regard to the critical ‘mission’. Recent official reports of the cause of several aviation disasters have focused on ‘situational awareness’. In short, it means being aware of what is going on around you. For example, this …

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BAM preparation programs

January 21, 2017

From time to time I am asked an important question. “I am interested in serving in a Kingdom business overseas, where can I go to prepare myself?” Some of the suggestions below are for those who are entrepreneurs, some are for others with a robust business background while others will be helpful to those with …

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Keep the big picture in mind

January 15, 2017

IBEC board member, Dave Kier is the owner of a sizable feed company in Iowa. He writes blogs like this for his employees five days a week.  He is a wonderful example of a Kingdom business owner that keeps the Quadruple Bottom Line front and center. This writing of a few weeks ago reminds us …

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