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Ask a BAM Mentor: Hiring Dilemmas

Once a month, our panel of mentors answer your practical business questions. Send us your questions!   Dear BAM Mentor, One of the purposes of my business is to create jobs in an area where there is a lot of need. I am feeling the tension between hiring more people who are particularly vulnerable and desperately […]

Capitalizing Growth-Stage SMEs: Profile of a BAM Investment Company

Excerpt from the recently published BAM Global Think Tank report on Business as Mission Funding.  Transformational SME – BAM Investor Profile Transformational SME (TSME) was established in 2001, after two and a half years of market research and business plan development. Their goal is to capitalize growth-stage SMEs with patient, strategically integrated financial, intellectual and human […]

Lessons from the Edge: Investing in BAM Companies

Insights from a BAM Practitioner Peter has lived and worked in a professional and business capacity for over 30 years throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South and North America and is a pioneer in the business as mission movement. He currently consults on business as mission all over the world and is the CEO […]

5 Funding Models for Your Kingdom Startup

by Mike Baer Post first published on the Third Path Blog, reposted with kind permission. The still famous line from the movie Jerry McGuire is “Show me the money!” Some of you have been thinking that as you’ve read the rest of this series. How do I get money to launch my startup? I’m going to outline […]

Bootstrapping your Business vs Seeking Outside Investment

What would you say were the most important things to prepare or think about as I approach a BAM investor? What are some typical pitfalls or mistakes I could avoid? Before you walk down the road of approaching an outside investor, why not consider the possibility of self-funding – also known as “bootstrapping” – your company? If you decide to bootstrap, […]

Approaches to Business as Mission Funding

Excerpt from the recently published BAM Global Think Tank report on Business as Mission Funding. The word ‘funding’ refers to the spectrum of financial resources required for a business venture through the normal life-cycle phases of every business: start-up, growth, maturity, and decline. It includes a range of monetary sources, each with attributes unique to each […]

How to Prepare for Investors

What would you say were the most important things to prepare or think about as I approach a BAM investor? What are some typical pitfalls or mistakes I could avoid? Funding for your new business is obviously crucial – no cash, no business. So let’s think about this from an investor’s perspective. What is it that interests him or […]

Ask a BAM Mentor: Financing a BAM Company

Twice a month, our panel of mentors answer your practical business questions. Send us your questions! Dear BAM Mentor, What would you say were the most important things to prepare or think about as I approach a BAM investor? What are some typical pitfalls or mistakes I could avoid? ~ Getting Prepared Dear Getting Prepared, Funding for your new business is […]

Lessons from the Edge: Dealing with Bribery in China

Insights from a BAM Practitioner Dwight Nordstrom is a veteran of doing business in Asia for almost 30 years. He is on a continuing journey of learning how to deal with bribery and corruption as he leads Pacific Resources International, to expand manufacturing operations in China. Don’t make blanket statements about bribery and corruption.  This […]