kingdom advisors

Ron Blue, CPA. CFP & CEO Kingdom Advisors

🎤 We interviewed Ron Blue,  CEO of Kingdom Advisors, in 2007. This interview was part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. We surveyed over 300 existing and future entrepreneurs. In the campaign, we asked the question. “If you could ask God questions about your business success, what would they be?” […]

j.c. penney

The J.C. Penney Legacy… an example for us

📄 J.C. Penney was an incredibly successful businessman. He learned a great deal from his father, who was a pastor. His first three stores, beginning in the mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, were called the Golden Rule Stores. Within 15 years, his business grew so rapidly that he added 350 stores to the chain. Then […]

untold secret

Check Out the “Untold Secret” Many People Are Being Inspired by This Book

🎤 🎦 Listen to John Beehner’s 20-minute overview of some of the key elements of The Untold Secret book. He’s speaking to a breakfast Bible study group.   Here John and Brig talk about the highlights of their new book. The book talks about the secret that Jesus shared and the Biblical explanation for business […]

Jack Mitchell

The Sincere Heart of a Banker – Jack Mitchell

🎦 Jack Mitchell speaks to Wise Counsel Members at a Wise Counsel meeting. He was President of First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) of Florida nearly 8 years. Jack shares his refreshing and passionate personal journey in leading a large bank with over 100 branches statewide.  He discusses his heart for the Lord and its impact on […]

Brian Peters

Motivating Employees in a Time of Crisis – Brian Peters

🎤 We were excited to have Brian Peters speak to Wise Counsel members at one of our meetings. He is a special person. He took over as CEO of a major Canadian corporation operating in Jacksonville.  The corporate group decided to shut down the division.  His story is an amazing example of treating people in a […]

Bryan Hickox

How Media Technology is Changing our World – Bryan Hickox

🎦 Bryan Hickox speaks to a Wise Counsel group. Introduction by John Beehner. As an independent executive producer, producer and director, Bryan’s 71 movies have been nominated for 16 and won 7 national Emmy awards, along with a George Foster Peabody Award and over 200 different awards in a multitude of national and international film […]

Calvin Bryant

Latest Internet & Web Marketing – Calvin Bryant

🎤 Calvin Bryant is a professional who has owned his own firm in graphics and web design for 21 years and has had as many as 18 people working for him.  He started very young, fresh out of school, and worked with many top ministries, including Joel Osteen. Contact info: calvin.bryant@c7creative.com 704-691-4601       […]

Bruce Dingman

The Scoop on Hiring Key Executives – Bruce Dingman

🎤 Bruce Dingman, headquartered near Santa Barbara, is considered one of the top headhunters in America. Close to 70% of his business comes from working with large corporations and hiring key executives through national searches. The other 30% of his time is dedicated to helping national and regional ministries find key executives for their organization. […]

RECESSION

What a Lousy RECESSION Diet!

📄 A few years ago, I was sharing with a local banker that, with the downturn (recession) in the economy, the Lord has put us on a BIG diet. The “Grace Period” of irresponsible lending and borrowing was over; there is a price to pay. The grace period had ended and we could no longer […]

Roaring 2000

Thank Goodness the Roaring 2000’s are Over.

📄 My hometown paper carried the story of a local bank officer of a major institution heading to prison for up to 30 years for altering document so that he would receive his bonus of $50-70,000 during the 2005-2006 real estate boom and bust. The U.S. Attorney’s office in its crackdown on mortgage fraud says […]

double-minded

Don’t Be Double-Minded!

📄 Bud Toole is one of my mentors. As a Senior VP of a major insurance company in the 1980’s, he risked his life and career by smuggling Bibles into Russia behind the Iron Curtain. Few people knew that the wall would come down in a few years. But by God’s plan, his team was […]

How to Keep Customers Coming Back

How to Keep Customers Coming Back – Randy Drew

🎦 Randy Drew, CEO of Parc Management – How to Keep Customers Coming Back Learn how Randy builds relationships with his 9,000 employees in 25 amusement parks across the country.      

Earl Pitts

Wealth, Riches and Money – Earl Pitts

🎦 In this video, Earl Pitts, a former Executive with IBM and author of Wealth, Riches and Money, tells of about his study and research of the Bible with Wise Counsel in a meeting in Windsor, Canada years ago.  He shares the principles of how the Lord would want us to be good stewards of […]

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One Spark – Dynamic Business Growth by Giving

🎦 Learn how David Hill and his company grows an average of 45% a year as his over 100 employees share Random Acts of Kindness through his “One Spark” program. Hover over the link below and click to expand to full screen to watch the second video. Click Here To Watch Second Video!

Banking Regulations

Surviving new Banking Regulations – Bennett Brown

🎦 Bennett Brown has been the founder of two mid-size Community Banks in North East Florida and CEO of two others, with assets of $200 million to $1 billion. Since the downturn on the economy beginning in 2008, banking regulations and the industry have changed dramatically. Bennett shares some of the government regulation issues that […]

Never Give Up - Dave Ramsey

Never Give Up – Dave Ramsey

📄 Dave Ramsey, the renown financial expert who has been appeared on national radio and TV shows, provides the tough financial advice. He learned and earned it by a humbling “school-of-hard-knocks degree.” In his earlier years, he overextended himself in the real estate business and lost it all. But experiencing the rocky soil developed his […]

Stubbornness

Learning from Stubbornness

📄 John Beehner had a wonderful opportunity to work with a young and incredibly successful entrepreneur, John Smith. Yes, that really is his name. To this day, he remains a great friend. Somehow, at age 28, under God’s grace, he had built a chain of 20 athletic shoe stores in malls throughout the Southeast. During […]

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Persevering through Failure – Macy’s

📄 Few people know that R. H. Macy’s story is one of persevering through failure. Son of a New England Whaler and Quaker, Macy started and failed at the retail business at least 4 times, plus four other types of businesses until he finally moved to New York City in 1858 to try again at the urging […]

Knocked Out

Knocked Out For Success – Al Hollingsworth

📄 Can you image playing college football at Colorado University against Oklahoma and getting knocked out on the field? For a short time, you lie there as the trainers and medical people try to revive you. But you are deep in thought as God speaks to you and tells you that you are going to […]

Richest Man on Earth

Richest Man on Earth – John D. Rockefeller

📄 At 33 years of age, John D. Rockefeller was America’s first millionaire and the richest man on earth. At 43, he ran the largest company in the world, Standard Oil. At 53, he was America’s first billionaire. By this time, in the early 1900’s, he was so sick that he could only eat crackers […]

God's Principles

Getting to the Bottom Line – By God’s Principles

📄 God’s principles revolve around relationships. At the center of the eternal model of success is our investment in Relationship Capital. None of us can buy our way into heaven. You can give away millions of dollars, but if you only do it for tax reasons or with a resentful heart, it has no reward […]

Entrepreneur with ADD

Can an Entrepreneur with ADD Make It?

📄 Discouragement comes from all sides–other people, past failures, and negative thoughts that demoralize us. Satan speaks to our minds and uses the garbage we have collected from negative experiences to tell us how we will fail. He wants us to fail or be handcuffed, thus avoiding God’s real call and plan for our lives. […]

Whole Foods

The Road through Adversity to Become Whole Foods

📄 John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, the billion dollar organic (300+ stores) food chain, said he discovered the problem with his first store when he had to close it. “It was just too small. We needed more selection for the customer.” Never one to give up, he was able to acquire more investors […]

creator

There is a Creator who Orchestrates Success

📄 We were all created to do the will of the Father. The Lord is so patient in waiting for us to get our acts together. He gives us multiple chances to come home. Good works are for the manifestation of the character of God, will of God, and the power of God. Noble acts […]

Faith Culture

The “Faith Culture” of the Correct Craft story

🎦 Correct Craft was founded nearly 90 years ago and played a key role in helping the military during WWII. This powerful video portrays their commitment to building a “Faith Culture” that impacts employees, customers and serves the Lord’s purposes. Thanks to Work as Worship Network and Right Now Media.

employee engagement

The Keys to Employee Engagement and Performance

  📄 When it comes to being a living legend and achieving your true wealth, why do some people succeed and others fail? How do successful business people flesh out God’s visions, thoughts, and ideas that He’s placed in their heart and soul? We understand that both natural and human seeds grow to reproduce additional […]

world economic success

9 Steps for the World’s Economic Success Plan

📄 1. When God gave Adam and Eve free will and cast them from the Garden, He told them they would face struggles. But to take on His character, be fruitful; take risk and rule over other living creatures. 2. The death of Jesus Christ for the sins of all mankind opened the door for […]

Andy Sanfilippo

Andy Sanfilippo – From Shoe Box to Industry Leader

🎦 Andy Sanfilippo got fired, so he started his own business with just a shoe box and a supportive wife. As they found the Lord, he built his business and now is a leader and innovator in his industry.    

American Economic Success

American Economic Success is Dependent on the Bible

📄 In the 1920’s, entrepreneur and author Robert Babson asked the President of Argentina why South America, with all its natural resources, was so far behind North America in progress and marketing?  He concluded, “South America was settled by the Spanish who came to find gold and North America was settled by Pilgrims in search […]

Church Can Move the Economy

How the Church Can Move the Economy

📄 I’ve found that many Pastors are naive as to how the economics of their Church is impacted by the economy. They see cycles of prosperity and decline and that there is nothing they can do about the economy and, more important, the financial success of their flock.  It’s like many have bought into the […]

True Measure of Success

Wealth is Not a True Measure of Success

📄 One of the major causes of the economic crisis is greedy individuals in the marketplace.  Unfortunately for American consumers, we get caught up in these “greed binges.”  We were all affected by the “no money down”, “no credit check”, “no closings costs”, “easy money” culture that facilitated the financial crisis of 2007, the worst […]

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The Pitfall of Greed, The Value of Humility

📄 In 1898, few people had ever heard the name James Cash Penney.  But by the 1920’s, he had made his fortune and was already stepping away from nearly 200 stores to pursue new interests.  When the stock market crashed in 1929, his personal net worth shrank by a staggering 81%.  He even started taking […]

Proven Strategies for Growth

23 Proven Strategies for Growth

📄 In an effort to provide you with a clear understanding of the ways in which to succeed in business, we’ve created 23 proven strategies for growth you should use if you want to be successful and peaceful in business. Please feel free to share this PDF with your own business friends.