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Planning - Is this the missing element from your business

  Business Planning is one of the core building blocks of any business, even if the business has been going for 50 years! Business planning is not a one off process; it is an ongoing process of building and improving your business.  What is a Business Plan? A business plan is a document that describes your business, its objectives, strategies, target market and financial forecasts. It's a blueprint to your business's future. The process for creating your plan should involve…

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Faithful - Adding "Super" to the "Natural"

  God is a supernatural God. He is able to do things that are beyond our expectation and imagination. He is the God of the impossible. He turns impossibilities to possibilities, for us and through us. He does this in every area of our lives, even in our jobs and businesses. Engaging in business is no easy task. Everyday is a challenge to face. There will be countless moments and seasons where we will confront stumbling blocks and circumstances that…

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Vision - The driving force behind successful entrepreneurs

  There are two statements that no successful entrepreneur can live without.  They are the driving force and reference point for all decisions.  They are your Mission & Vision. These are powerful statements that will inspire you each day, by reminding you of your purpose. They will also provide direction and focus to your business’ activities. Why waste time doing things that won’t help you achieve your Mission and your Vision? Let’s begin by looking at what God says: Where there…

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Marketing to the wrong people

  Any business wanting to grow is always deliberating over how to best promote and reach new customers or to boost revenue from existing customers.  For marketing to be truly effective, it is important that your business has a clearly defined target market. Knowing your target market is one of the fundamental building blocks of marketing. It is essential for any business to have this as part of its Business Plan. One of the classic mistakes an entrepreneur can make…

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Business Structure

How you structure you business may not be the world’s most exciting topic but it is a vital one with substantial long-term impact, and by substantial, I mean potentially amounting to millions of dollars worth, depending on the success of your business. The structure of your business will be driven by a variety of factors including: Type of Business - Some businesses require a particular structure in order to operate effectively and within the legal requirements of a country. Asset Protection -…

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Business as a mission field

Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs don’t see themselves just as businesspeople but as a missionaries. In recent years, the term “Business as Mission” has been popularized in Christian circles. In fact, there are entire books and organizations running with that name and for good reason. What is Business as Mission? “Business as Mission” is a business that exists to advance God’s Kingdom. It is much more than just an entity designed to make a profit and you just being a Christian in business.…

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3 Must Halves in Business

Starting a kingdom business is one of the most exciting and challenging things you will do in your lifetime. The thrill of creating something and building it into your dream is something that few people get to truly enjoy. However, given the failure rate of business start-ups is so high, it is critical to plan the financial details as thoroughly and accurately as possible. The most common reason for business failure in the first few years of a business is…

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Brand Reputation

Many people prefer buying products that are made in certain countries such as Japan or Korea rather than those that are made in China. There are people who are willing to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars to purchase famous branded bags such as Louis Vitton or Hermes. People will queue at a certain restaurant, no matter how long it is, just to satisfy their palates. Why is this so? Consumers build their preferences not just on the value that…

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Picture of Success

Close your eyes and imagine a picture of a successful business. What do you see? High revenues and satisfied customers? How about a quickly expanding industry? Million-dollar deals? Every entrepreneur hopes and prays to see this picture and more. But while all these are fair metrics of success, a Christian business owner must look not only at his business plan but also at the Word of God to see how He defines true success. The thing is, for a Christian,…

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Income Inequality OK

In American President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in January 2014, he stated that during the remainder of his term, he will focus on income inequality in the country. It seems peculiar that the President considers income inequality as one of the most important issue in US society rather than economic growth or employment. This proves how income inequality has become a topic that caught the obsession of the political and cultural elites in the past few years.…

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