The Shepherd's Guide Blog

How is Your Faith a Strength in Business?

September 3, 2021

This may be a rhetorical question at this point.  If you are a believer, you are probably thinking that your faith is all that can get you through business these days.  If that is you, you may be right.

Small business owners all know that the myth that people imagine about business owners is just that, a myth.  That you can make your own hours, follow your gut, and get to do it your way are true, however, business owners also have now experienced that those hours are longer, your gut isn’t always positive, and you ask God daily if your way is the right way.

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Becoming a Source of Well Being

August 26, 2021

In the business world, I see how entrepreneurs think very differently about being successful. Some entrepreneurs limit their view of success to personal well-being, happiness, and self-gain. They think in terms of power, competition, and winning. Their primary goal is to maximize profit, and their motto is “the end justifies the means.” Others prioritize the interest of the client and the interest of the other stakeholders. Their primary goal is to improve the well-being of everyone involved, and their motto is “adding value to the client, the society, and the world in an economically profitable way by maximizing the well-being of all stakeholders.” These entrepreneurs, when guided in their decisions by God, are what I call faith driven entrepreneurs.

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5 Biblical Entrepreneurship Principles to Teach Your Kids

August 20, 2021

I am sitting side-by-side with my son, Kenny as I write this article. He is feverishly banging out the keys of a 1,000 word-blog post titled, “How I Earned My First $100: A Middle Grader’s Business Journal.” Kenny will also be creating cool Lego animations as well to see if more kids grab onto his message. As of now, he’s toying with the idea of calling it Kidnamics. By the way, Kenny is an 11-year-old, 5th-grader.

How can YOU, as a parent, fuel and guide the entrepreneurial spirit in your kids as well, helping them to honor the Lord in their work? Here are five Bible-based entrepreneurship principles you can impart to your children in creative, fun ways.

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