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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 […]

Stop Helping Us! Moving Beyond Charity to Job Creation

by Peter Greer Excerpts from eBook ‘Stop Helping Us!’ reproduced with kind permission from the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics and Peter Greer. Buy eBook. Stop Helping Us! introduces a new paradigm for an evangelical response to poverty alleviation. Being effective means recognizing that there is a difference between short-term aid, which is important and […]

Lessons from the Edge: Fighting Poverty Through Business

Insights from a BAM Practitioner Brian Albright has been involved in international development and business (in agriculture and health care) in East Africa since 2004. He currently teaches Business as Mission and Social Entrepreneurship at Hope International University in Fullerton, California, USA. Invest in your key relationships and stay teachable I’ve been blessed to partner with […]

Business as Mission and the End of Poverty

Adapted and excerpted from the BAM Global Think Tank report on BAM at the Base of the Pyramid. The Call to Poverty Alleviation Through Business Business has a role in alleviating poverty. Christians in business have a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to address the suffering and injustice of the 2.5 billion people who live on less than US$2.50 […]

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 […]