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Things to Think About While You are Sowing

Should I shut my business down if I’m not seeing spiritual fruit? This is a very important question, one that leads to some other questions and observations: How do you know if there is fruit? Why am I not as successful as others? Things to think about while sowing Let’s talk about each of these […]

How the Sacred-Secular Divide Influences Attitudes to Business in the Americas

We asked people engaged with BAM around the world to share how they see the sacred-secular divide affecting thinking in the Church in their country – and how this influences engagement of Christians the business sphere. Perspectives from North and South America João Mordomo – Brazil My day-to-day experience in both mission and business, as well […]

No Such Thing as Instant Fruit: Faithfulness in Business

Should I shut my business down if I’m not seeing spiritual fruit? Instant milk. That’s how a Brazilian friend recently portrayed the challenge of how our contemporary church culture often trains, and equips us to think about, and plan for results. We mix the powder with the water and voila – we have instant, pat-yourself-on-the-back […]

Ask a BAM Mentor: Should I Shut My Business?

Once a month, our panel of mentors answer your practical business questions. Send us your questions!   Dear BAM Mentor, Should I shut my business down if I’m not seeing spiritual fruit? ~ In Two Minds Dear In Two Minds, I think this is far too simplistic a question. The most obvious oversimplification is “not seeing spiritual fruit”. This begs at […]

Lessons from the Edge: Human Resources

Insights from a BAM Practitioner ‘Julia’ has been a business owner in Mongolia for 12 years. Investing in people is challenging, but worth it My husband likes to quote his habitat for humanity friend on this: “It is easy to build houses and so hard to build people”. Houses stay put where you build them […]

5 Key Positions in Your Start Up and Some Things to Avoid

by Mike Baer Adapted from material first published on the Third Path Blog, here and here, reposted with kind permission.   I’ve consulted with a lot of business startups – usually after they’ve stalled or run into trouble. The problem in almost every case I have seen is not funding. It’s people. Not having the right […]

Ask a BAM Mentor: Equal Pay

Once a month, our panel of mentors answer your practical business questions. Send us your questions!   Dear BAM Mentor, Have you got any advice for me concerning HR issues that involve a clash of cultural or Biblical values? I want to pay my workers equally for doing the same job and in Nepal where I […]