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6 steps on the entrepreneurial path

January 28, 2018

The following article by Leif Greiss in the Reading (PA) Eagle caught my attention (Nov 18, 2017). While the story is interesting, be sure not to miss the “Six Steps”. Neil Deshmukh considers technology to be a superpower, one he and others can use to save the world. Deshmukh, who is 15 years old, was […]

Explaining Business as Mission in 1 minute…or 7 words or less

January 21, 2018

At the church we attend, there is a “minute” each Sunday when we introduce ourselves to someone we don’t know yet. This morning the person beside me asked what I did and I had a minute to tell him about IBEC.Of course, I do have my “elevator speech” which goes something like this: I work […]

Kingdom entrepreneurs: start your business in a garage

January 13, 2018

Photo by Tim Easley on Unsplash “Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Einstein Many entrepreneurs think it is a strange idea to start a business in the garage.  After all, don’t we need lots of money, investors, partners, office desks, computers and communication equipment?  Don’t we need to […]

Work must be celebrated in the Church

January 6, 2018

I sat across the breakfast table in a downtown restaurant talking to an attorney who owned a sizable law firm.  He was a leader in a large evangelical church which was familiar to me.  I had been introduced to him by a friend and we had a good conversation about what God is doing around […]

Job opportunities in BAM

December 31, 2017

I am often asked if there are places in the world of Business as Mission (BAM) for internships, job opportunities, for those who are not true entrepreneurs or founders.  The best BAM website out there may be Business As Mission’s (www.businessasmission.com) and this recent list of job opportunities will interest many of our readers. The […]

Business is a gift

December 24, 2017

This month of December is a month for giving. We give gifts to each other; we reflect on the gift of Jesus to humanity; and we think about year-end giving to various charities. Patrice Tsague, CEO of the Nehemiah Project proposed that business is a gift and he stated twenty reasons. If you agree, we […]

How the Christ of Christmas stimulated Kingdom business

December 17, 2017

Christians look at the annual celebration of Christmas with fond memories of the incarnation of Jesus, who as the son of God came as the Savior of the world.  Such Good News is stated in and lived out throughout the New Testament. While the simple meaning of this precious time in history has been diluted […]

Beware of unintended consequences in missional business

December 10, 2017

In September 2017, Seattle’s Amazon corporation announced its intent to open a second headquarters projected to be even larger than the one in Seattle. This set off a scramble of fifty cities trying to lure the tech giant to their ‘neck of the woods”. But it made me wonder if these cities have considered the […]

Predictors for BAM company impact

December 3, 2017

There is considerable interest these days in measuring the impact of Business as Mission (BAM) companies. Is the theory of BAM something that will contribute to the intended results? How are individual BAM companies doing when compared to the quadruple bottom line? What makes for success?Researcher and economist, Steve Rundle reported at the BAM Conference […]

7 lessons for business entrepreneurs from the World Series

November 26, 2017

It is a mystery to most of the world how a little-known USA sport like baseball can have as its culminating event called the “World Series”. Most everyone outside North America equates “World” with the “World Cup” of international soccer (football to them) which is truly “world”. Nevertheless, baseball remains an intriguing sport played by […]

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