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Key question: Have you built a ministry that builds up people to be better servants of the Lord?

Take your time.  Think about all of the people who serve under you.  Let things play back in your mind. 

We need people experiencing edification.  We need people being built up within our midst.  We need to get busy building folks up.

Why?

Their responsibility is to equip God’s people
to do his work and build up the church,
the body of Christ.
– Ephesians 4:12 (NLT)

We are called to do so.  We have been commissioned to do so.  It is our calling.  Let us live up to it.

Give the people who come to you an extreme experience.  Offer an edifying experience.  Take people to the edge by standing on the cutting edge as opposed to the status quo.  Let people experience Christianity beyond the stuffy, Sunday morning sermonized Savior that seems so distant that He could not have possibly walked on earth.  Give them the real deal when you share about the Savior.  Show them the Jesus who saves.  Share the Jesus who sacrificed for the sinful.  Provide an opportunity to experience Jesus in spirit and in truth.
Look at some examples of radical Christianity. . .

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“Charity sees the need, not the cause.”- German Proverb

You can raise money without a lot of fuss these days.  There are all sorts of grassroots methods that seem to fit perfectly with social networking and social media sites Post a video or add a widget to your site or blog, then watch people visit and even fund your projects.

What do you need?

First, you need a worthy cause.  Your project has to be connected to a cause.  It needs to be a cause that gets people excited or touches them right at their hearts and souls.  It should be the type of project that makes people feel like they can make a difference

Secondly, you need to make your project easy to fund.  Make it seamless.  Make it almost effortless.  You fund projects via text message today.  That makes it real easy.  There are sites that offer you help and support, even tools, to raise money for worthy projects and these make it easy for both you and your donors.

Here are some sites that may be of some help:
http://www.gofundme.com/
http://www.chipin.com/
http://www.kickstarter.com/

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“Know why your business matters.” – Bob Briner, The Management Methods of Jesus

If you are in business, you need to know why your business matters.

In fact, you need to know why your business matters to God.  You need to see how your business fits into God’s plan.

Think back.  Let your mind run free to the time when you imagined going into business for yourself and before you started your business.  Think about the purpose and intent for your business.  Jot down those ideas and memories.  Record them for yourself.

Take a good look at what you have written down.

Look at the kingdom potential of your business.  How could your business expand or enhance the kingdom of God? Did God inspire you to start your business? How does God and His Word fit into your business plans?

Here are some ways to revisit your business:

  • Go to God’s Word.  See what God has to say.
  • Pray to God.  Hear from God on the matter of business.
  • Seek godly counsel.  Talk with your pastor.  Join a Christian business roundtable or network.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going. – Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NASB)

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The average business needs to generate a buzz.

How do you get the attention of potential customers or clients today?

Marketing?
Publicity?

Advertising?
Get Connected: The Social Networking Toolkit for BusinessPromotions?
Good press?
Media coverage?
Guerilla Marketing on the Internet: The Definitive Guide from the Father of Guerilla MarketingConsider all of the above and moreGet connected through social media and social networking.  Build more than a website.  Create some online profiles on sites such as LinkedIn and industry web portals.  Make the most of your online presence.

Make Money Online With Articles Even If You Can't Write And Don't Have A WebsiteDon’t just make the most of it.  Make the most money that you can from it with storefronts, affiliate programs, and Google AdSenseWrite articles for online magazines, article directories, and newsletters in your industry.  Create a blog about your business.  Make your online ventures profitable and prosperous as well as profound and promotional.  You will see that you can offer more to your potential customers and clients by the more information that share through various platforms online and otherwise.

Multiple Streams of Internet Income: How Ordinary People Make Extraordinary Money Online, 2nd EditionPlug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity through Social NetworkingHow to Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing Your Blog (How to Make . . .)

Look for a personalized gift at Zazzle.

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I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison 
Thomas Edison (DK Biography)
Entrepreneurs are masters of experimentation.  Every entrepreneur must go beyond dabbling in it.  The entrepreneur must become an expert at experimentation.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Have you got a new idea? Test it out. Have you exhausted every means of your product or service? Think of new ways to innovate products and services.  Create spin-offs and offshoots.  Expand, extend and exhaust all of your ideas, and then see where else you can go with them.
Grow Your Business on Facebook ~ Fan Pages ~ Use Social Media to Build Loyal Customers
Inc. August 2005 Paul Frank on Cover, Hot New Advertising Tools, How to Raise and Entrepreneur, Turn Vendors Into Partners, Why I Read Business Blogs
Even as I write this, I am allowing myself to experiment with ideas and see where I can go.  In the words of Norman Vincent Peale, “Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”



You Can If You Think You Can
You Can if You Think You Can



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“An enterprise, when fairly once begun, should not be left till all that ought is won.” – William Shakespeare
Complete Works of William Shakespeare ~ 197 Plays, Poems & SonnetsEntrepreneurs need to see themselves as enterprising.  That’s an entirely differently slant than simply as a person in business.  You should seek to build an enterprise.
Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit can envision multiple layers to their business.  They see various modules and components, divisions and departments, all part of the business itself.  As ideas are generated and developed, the entrepreneur begins to see how each piece if the puzzle fits together in harmony in order to form the big picture for the expanded business.
Let yourself become more enterprising.  Explore new ideas and new ways to generate ideas related to your business.  Enlarge the scope of your vision towards enterprising.

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Multimedia: Making it Work, Seventh Edition
The new information technology—Internet and e-mail—have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.- Peter Drucker
The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management (Collins Business Essentials)
In this technological age, you have to consider going into virtual venues.  You have to see how to maximize the current technology to your advantage.  See how to establish yourself within online communities that can expand your territory.  You set yourself apart from the crowd by what you put out there.
Here are some considerations for enhancing your multimedia capacity:
Whether you are are seeking new clients for your brick and mortar business or seeking to expand your ministry’s presence, you need to see how to use technology to your advantage.  it can streamline your current communications in new ways.

Starting an Online Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

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