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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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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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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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The gospel at work

In the book of Mark, Jesus said to His disciples, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” What is the Gospel? It is the message of salvation and redemption through the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The greatest gift that one can ever receive is the gift of salvation, this is the…

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Business Success

Just like any other entrepreneur out there, Christian businessmen must work just as hard as everyone else in order to succeed. Yes, you trust God fully and seek His guidance in every step of the way. But God does require that you work diligently with passion and commitment. Being a Christian does not assure instant business success nor is it a license to be lazy and complacent. You will not achieve instant victory, not if you don’t work hard. But…

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Avoid Debt

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.” Proverbs 22:7 The topic of debt and money management has been argued a lot at church and in the workplace, taught in seminars, and discussed in countless conversations with friends and family. People wonder how to get out of business and personal debt, how to manage finances so as not to fall into another debt, what the Bible teaches about handling money, how to save, how much to…

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taking credit

“To God be the glory!” may be one of the most overused Christian lines today. You may have been praying to start a small business. You eventually did it and it’s doing really well. Your friends commend your persistence and business skills—you quickly reply, “All glory to God!” You used to drive around in an old, beat-up car. Now, thanks to your business, you’re sporting a brand new SUV. People tell you how much you deserve all the good things…

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Are all things possible in business

When Adolf Dassler returned home to Germany after the First World War, he started tinkering with the shoes his father brought home from the shoe factory and the spikes that came from the Zehlein brothers’ blacksmith shop. Adi, as he was called, fastened hand-made spikes to the soles of the shoes, which provided better traction to runners compared to plain, flat, soles. With the support of his family, Adi started a shoe business that catered to athletes all over Germany.…

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