Strategy

3 Stages of Business Growth

3 Stages of Business Growth

“There are other ways of writing about the stages of business development. I’ve done it myself, but I find quantifying it in this way—0 to 1, 1 to 5, and 5 to 50—makes sense to a lot of my clients. It works in any industry, any style of corporate culture, and every market I can think of.”

This Is How Sephora Is Helping Female Founders Launch New Beauty Companies

This Is How Sephora Is Helping Female Founders Launch New Beauty Companies

Originally published by Fast Company— Corrie Conrad, Head of Social Impact at Sephora, shares about Sephora Stands Together (financial support to Sephora employees), Classes For Confidence (workshops for women trying to reenter the workforce) and Sephora Accelerate, its startup incubator.

Podcast Episode 56 - The Entrepreneurial Journey of the Museum of the Bible to the US Capitol: Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby

Podcast Episode 56 - The Entrepreneurial Journey of the Museum of the Bible to the US Capitol: Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby

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In this episode we’re on the road in Oklahoma City, connecting with Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby. He shares with us the story behind the Museum of the Bible—a 430,000-square-foot museum just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hear what brought about this world class exhibit, as well as the entrepreneurial lessons Steve learned along the way.

The Millennial Entrepreneur

The Millennial Entrepreneur

Originally published by FORBES — The Millennials, who were born into the age of information, have been described as lazy, narcissistic, entitled and unable to stay in one job, but also as the most purpose-driven and potentially the most entrepreneurial of all previous generations. Why?

Episode 50 - Doing Good by Gaming the System – Yu-Kai Chou, Pioneer of Gamification and Creator of Octalysis Prime Framework

Episode 50 - Doing Good by Gaming the System – Yu-Kai Chou, Pioneer of Gamification and Creator of Octalysis Prime Framework

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Today we’re talking with one of the pioneers of Gamification, Yu-Kai Chou, author of the book Actionable Gamification and creator of the Octalysis Framework which encompasses 8 core drives of motivation that govern human behavior. He's a speaker on gamification and behavioral design at places like TED, South by Southwest, Google, Stanford and consulted with governments like UK, Singapore and South Korea. His work has affected over 1 Billion users experiences across the world.

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

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On today’s episode, we’re on the road connecting with Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet, the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Bryant shares with us the ways he has cared for his employees by doing a better job of connecting their purpose and passions to their work.

The Owners' Guidebook to hiring your best people

The Owners' Guidebook to hiring your best people

Do you often find yourself at a crossroads- trying to decide whether to hire a candidate from within or look to the outside? Do you have an effective candidate screening processes? The C12 Group shares their FREE guide and work toward a 90% hiring success rate!

Podcast Episode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of Nuos Formation

Podcast Episode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of  Nuos Formation

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We find the team chatting with Julie Barrios, of Nuos Formation, a spiritual formation enterprise focused on helping the entrepreneur develop healthy inner lives as part of purposeful living as a faith-driven entrepreneur.

Redemptive Entrepreneurship

Redemptive Entrepreneurship

The Lion's Den, with their conferences in Dallas and Birmingham, have been partners in the Faith Driven Entrepreneur movement for more than 5 years.  Think "Shark Tank" meets the Kingdom of God and you have a sense as to what happens at these events.  This is installment #2 of 4 highlighting their work.  This video is about building your business for God and creating a culture that is Christ based.

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

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This week we get into Part Two of the Lightning Round episode, fielding your questions.  Henry, Rusty, and William tackle two really important questions for the faith driven entrepreneur: how we handle our resource of money and time.

Podcast Episode 31 - Interview with David Brickner (Executive Director of Jews for Jesus)

Podcast Episode 31 - Interview with David Brickner (Executive Director of Jews for Jesus)

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David Brickner, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, spends time with the team in this week’s podcast. He gives perspective on the tragic events in Pittsburgh and shares a bit on how people of the faith can best share the gospel with Jewish neighbors through relationship building and honoring the common elements between Judaism and Christianity.

Ecclesiopreneurship

Ecclesiopreneurship

We need a new kind of job profile for anyone venturing out to start, build, and grow a great company: ecclesiopreneurship.

Ecclesiopreneurship is a created word—a combination of ekklesia (the Greek word commonly translated as “church”) and entrepreneurship (a technical term to describe the designing, launching, and running of a new business). Ecclesiopreneurship combines the theological role of the church with the drive and passion of entrepreneurs who create new businesses.

The Search Fund: an investor's take on encouraging faith in the workplace

The Search Fund: an investor's take on encouraging faith in the workplace

One of the hallmarks of the Christian Economic Forum (CEF) is that each delegate must write a whitepaper on a topic on which they feel God has given them some level of discernment.  There are 5 topics this year: 

Do You Know Why Switzerland is Beautiful? The Swiss Do.

Do You Know Why Switzerland is Beautiful?  The Swiss Do.

I have the great honor and blessing of being able to attend the Christian Economic Forum this week in St. Moritz.  It's a time to gather with friends and colleagues from around the world to endeavor to understand how we as followers of Jesus might participate, and even innovate, in the world's financial markets. 

What Does Big Data Tell Us About the Land of Opportunity?

What Does Big Data Tell Us About the Land of Opportunity?

Big data has revealed a shocking finding regarding the American dream: you have a better chance of achieving it if you don’t live in America. We Americans generally think of our country as the land of opportunity, that no matter where you’ve come from, you can improve your station in life through hard work.  But research by Raj Chetty at Stanford University reveals that for large swaths of people, they’d have a better chance of reaching the American Dream if they grew up in Canada. Or Great Britain. Or Denmark. In other words, America is no longer the leading candidate for the title, “The Land of Opportunity.”