6 Must-Have Tips To Get Customer Reviews Easily

The best way to improve a company’s online reputation and visibility is to collect customer reviews. Online reviews can also help increase conversions and sales. However, getting reviews can sometimes be difficult. The real question is how to ask for a review?

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Christian Business Owners: Three Reasons Character Matters

Owning a business requires many skills and a certain temperament. If you have read books like The E-Myth you realize that business ownership requires working on your business, as well as in your business. It requires technical skills and soft people skills.

It isn’t likely that any one business owner will have 100% of the skills needed for their business to grow and thrive long-term.

Which are the right skills? It doesn’t matter. As you grow you can hire the needed skills.

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What Does The Bible Say About Performance Management?

“… Be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us…”
– Eph 5:1

I listened to a sermon this week based in part upon the lessons of Ephesians 5. Pastor Gerrit Dawson is a master storyteller and always weaves lived experiences into the fabric of his sermons. Gerrit’s take on Ephesians 5 was about how we think of and treat people in times of correction, accountability, and discipline. You can find the full sermon here.  Too often, when we are in these situations, “walking in love” would not be the best description of how we handle ourselves.  

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God Can Use You. Embrace the 3 Postures of Calling

Every entrepreneur is custom-created for a purpose. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he tells his readers that God “creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing” (Eph 2:10 MSG). 

Paul doesn’t leave it at that. He then tells them to “get out there and walk – better yet, run! – on the road God called you to travel” (Eph 4:1 MSG). How, though, in a world so full of noise and distraction, and with our broken humanity so prone to following our will and succumbing to fear, do we go about staying on (or getting on – let’s be honest) the road we’re called to travel? How can we approach getting in position so God can use us for the work he has for us to do? 

God can use you. But sometimes, we need to examine ourselves before we see progress in the area of calling.

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How to Use Your Spiritual Gifts in Business

Most working Christians spend the majority of their waking hours in a for-profit business setting. Yet many marketplace Christians are unaware that the Holy Spirit has given them spiritual gifts to be used primarily in the marketplace—not only in the context of a local church or charity.

Sadly, many marketplace Christians are unaware of the spiritual gifts entrusted to them for fulfilling the disciple-making and world-transforming mission of the church. In local churches that help marketplace Christians to identify their spiritual gifts, the typical “spiritual gifts assessment” is being used almost entirely for the purpose of assigning these believers as volunteers to serve in their various in-house programs.

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Fruition: Reimagining How to “Live with Purpose” as a Christian

It’s been almost two decades since the release of Pastor Rick Warren’s landmark book, The Purpose Driven Life, and the purpose movement is deeply indebted to Pastor Rick for shifting the conversation, grounding it in scripture, and bringing it to our collective consciousness.

But people are still struggling to understand and live their purpose, and the purpose movement has continued to unfold over the last 20 years.

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Why Is It So Hard to Stay Present

Practicing mindfulness and being present in the moment has become a fad. That is funny because being present in all of life was the norm before iPhones existed. At least compared to how we are today.

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A Structure for Your Prayers

In the last two posts, we uncovered the reason for prayer and what to pray for. But how do you pray? And how can you do that every day without falling into a rut?

God wants a relationship with you, so it’s not just about solving problems! And, as you deepen your relationship with God through prayer, it becomes easier and easier to know His will for your life and your life and your entrepreneurship.

So how do you pray? In the spirit of practical guidance—and definitely not as the only way—I’ll offer the following structure, which has been used by many leaders and saints through the ages: A-C-T-S. This is, of course, not the only way to pray and no formula guaranteeing success, but it gives a good structure which you might use each and every day.

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It’s A Good Time To Pray About This For Your Business

Christmas season; it’s the end of the year and also the planning season for many business owners. It is time to reflect, measure, and consider adjustments that will help guide your business in the direction you would like it to go.   

As Christian Business Owners, we know to pray for our business, wisdom, discernment, compassion, and the common areas that will help us work for God’s Glory. Maybe not as often or deeply as we should, but that’s another post.  

This post is honed to a finer point. Pray about this.

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How to Use Your Spiritual Gifts in Business

Most working Christians spend the majority of their waking hours in a for-profit business setting. Yet many marketplace Christians are unaware that the Holy Spirit has given them spiritual gifts to be used primarily in the marketplace—not only in the context of a local church or charity.

Sadly, many marketplace Christians are unaware of the spiritual gifts entrusted to them for fulfilling the disciple-making and world-transforming mission of the church. In local churches that help marketplace Christians to identify their spiritual gifts, the typical “spiritual gifts assessment” is being used almost entirely for the purpose of assigning these believers as volunteers to serve in their various in-house programs.

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