Episode 20 - What is the Lifeblood of the Business? Pt. 1 Interview with Vic Ho - Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars

Episode 20 - What is the Lifeblood of the Business? Pt. 1 Interview with Vic Ho - Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars

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This week we are honored to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Vic Ho, Co-founder and CEO of Fivestars.  Vic is a long-time friend of both Henry and William, so it's true joy to have him on the program.

What's the lifeblood of a business?  We would argue that customers are on the top of this list.  Well, that's what Vic focuses on day in and day out.  Customer acquisition and customer retention.  

Episode 19 - How to Discern Your Calling: Interview with Dave Blanchard - CEO of Praxis

Episode 19 - How to Discern Your Calling: Interview with Dave Blanchard - CEO of Praxis

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In this week’s episode, one of our listeners, Marty, asked "how do you discern your calling".  This is an incredibly light and easy to answer question that barely impacts an entrepreneur's journey, so this will be short. 

Episode 18 - How to Do a Biblical Performance Review

Episode 18 - How to Do a Biblical Performance Review

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In the week’s episode Henry, Rusty, and William discuss how we can love on our team members through performance reviews.

Episode 17 - Grappling with the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship: Interview with Missy Wallace of Nashville Institute of Faith and Work

Episode 17 - Grappling with the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship: Interview with Missy Wallace of Nashville Institute of Faith and Work

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In the week’s episode Henry, Rusty, and William talk with Missy Wallace of Nashville Institue for Faith & Work and she gives her insights into the convergence of faith and work.  She tells us a bit about her own journey, how she developed her theology of faith and work, the founding of NIFW and how she is equipping entrepreneurs today. 

Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

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... Henry, Rusty, and William tackle questions from our valued listeners. 

Episode 15 - Are We Setting the Right Example? 50-70 Hour Work Weeks

Episode 15 - Are We Setting the Right Example? 50-70 Hour Work Weeks

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In this episode we discuss how we should view the “40-hour work week” in relation to our faith, family, and overall balance of life?  When we unwrap this topic, it touches on issues of prioritization, and leadership.

Episode 11 - Can a Pastor Equip an Entrepreneur?

Episode 11 - Can a Pastor Equip an Entrepreneur?

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A pastor is in a unique position to influence his leaders who are in the marketplace in many different ways, and this week we turn out attention to how a pastor might support entrepreneurship within his congregation.

This week, Henry, and William interview special guest, Pastor Andy Wood of Echo Church, about his journey in ministry and the world of entrepreneurship. 

Episode 10 - Evangelism in the Workplace

Episode 10 - Evangelism in the Workplace

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In this episode, Henry, Rusty, and William tackle the question should we even evangelize at work in the first place? When it comes to expressing our faith at the workplace, it’s important to discern and hear God’s voice.

Episode 9 - Treat Your Employees So Well They Never Want to Leave

Episode 9 - Treat Your Employees So Well They Never Want to Leave

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In this episode, Henry, Rusty, and William discuss company benefits and the reasons behind them, options and creativity and how to show care for employees. In sum, the suite of benefits that a company provides to its employees should align with the company’s values.  

Episode 8 - Competition...Love 'em, Ignore 'em or Crush 'em

Episode 8 - Competition...Love 'em, Ignore 'em or Crush 'em

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In this podcast Henry, William, and Rusty tackle the question of how to think about competition.  We know that we want to run the race as if to win it. (1 Corinthians 9:24).  But how do we win?  What is our heart posture?  Do we win at all costs? What are our motives as we compete in the race?

Episode 5 - Spirituality of Fundraising

Episode 5 - Spirituality of Fundraising

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Fundraising. It’s something that we as entrepreneurs all have to tackle at some point. In this week’s FDE podcast episode, we examine the different issues that are associated with fundraising. You'll hear Henry note at the outset that this particular episode is a bit more weighted for the social entrepreneur or ministry entrepreneur....but I hope you'll agree that the mindset on fundraising is very relevant for entrepreneurs of all types. J. Paul Fridenmaker from Generosity Path joins us for this discussion.

Episode 4 - When It Doesn't Work Out

Episode 4 - When It Doesn't Work Out

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In this week's podcast, William, Rusty and I tackle the issue of how to let people go....and how to do it in a way that honors them and honors God.  

Episode 3 - Projections

Episode 3 - Projections

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In this episode we’ll talk about projections.  At first listen, this seems to be a little more relevant for companies that are after venture financing as we talk about the three year projections and the modeling that entrepreneurs show to venture capitalists etc., but I hope that you’ll find a lot more here than advice in working with a VC.

Episode 2 - Culture

Episode 2 - Culture

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In the second podcast, we discuss creating corporate culture from a biblical lens.  We discuss the large spectrum available to faith driven entrepreneurs, how we are to act as representatives of God, our own stories and how to trust God to make your story your own.

Episode 1 - Origin of Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast

Episode 1 - Origin of Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast

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In the first podcast, Rusty, Henry and I tell you a bit about why we started this podcast and what you can expect on the coming episodes.  Included are the heart behind the project and a fantastic discussion of which colleges we are faithful too.