Growth Strategies

7 Practical Growth Strategies for Prosperity

📄 1. Strategic Planning In the 1980’s, Truett Cathy and his company, Chick-Fil-A, had a decline in sales for the first time since its founding in 1946. The frustration led him to take his key staff and board members to a Strategic Planning session. After two days of talking and praying, they agreed only on […]

Silver And Gold

Silver And Gold

🎦 Silver and Gold: How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth. We must work out our own pride and our self-centeredness, our blind spots and our facades while keeping all communication areas open and channels open for us to know Him and receive His will.   part 6, Separating the Wheat from the Chaff      […]

Flaky Christian

Doing business with a “Flaky Christian”

📄 In dealing with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives over the years, I can honestly say “ I have been burned” by a number of people who call themselves Christians. I can easily talk on both side of this issue on “flaky Christians”. When someone first comes to surrender and make a personal commitment to […]

Joe Gibbs

Hall of Fame Coach – The Joe Gibbs Story

🎤 Joe Gibbs, retired and Hall of Fame coach (winner of 3 Super Bowls), is also famous for NASCAR racing organization based in North Carolina.  Joe and his “Game Plan for Life” ministry team spoke for Wise Counsel and other partners in Jacksonville in February 2013.  1,000 Executives and Ministry Leaders heard Joe’s Salvation message […]

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 […]

Ed Kobel

From No Father to The Father who guides Billions – Ed Kobel

🎦 Ed Kobel’s life could be a dramatic Hollywood movie because it grips the hearts of so many believers. He was conceived out of wedlock and never met his father because the Lord had his hand on Ed, calling him to take care of his mother. Making money in real estate was not on his […]

Christian in Business

Are You a Christian in Business?

📄 Too many Christian men who lead or own a business compartmentalize their world into segments.  They have their family life, sports life, men’s life with other friends, and their business life.  For women, they have it all completely intertwined and it’s just too hard to separate.  Often men can have a big argument with […]

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 […]

Good Hiring Practices

48 Keys to Good Hiring Practices

📄 An NFL team drafts 10 players, sign 15 free agents, 44 players from last year, 20 players from taxi squad, and scouted an average of 4,000 college players each year. How many candidates do you look at? Follow these 48 Keys to Good Hiring Practices:     Avoid 3-minute “snap, emotional” decisions (first impression by appearance, […]

Practical Ways to Manage for Purpose

8 Practical Ways to Manage for Purpose

📄 We don’t have all the answers but we’ll share some insights to give you a glimpse of our perspective and discernment on Practical Ways to Manage for Purpose: Key from our perspective It’s not just the strategy, goals, and ideas we employ. It is their congruence with the principal of God––the more we follow […]

Improve Performance

7 Practical Concepts to Improve Performance – Going from Good to Great

📄 7 Practical Concepts to Improve Performance – Going from Good to Great 1. What you measure will improve…keep a scorecard to measure and track goals using Graphs and Charts (many of your top performers are not numbers; people prefer visual examples) 2. Cross train at the middle management levels when its crunch time.   Often […]

Marketing Mistakes for Christian Entrepreneurs

Marketing Mistakes for Christian Entrepreneurs

📄 Not long ago, a Wise Counsel member was upset with the reaction to their new brochure by a group of doctors.  They had very faintly printed a cross on the front.  Yes, one doctor was Jewish and another Hindu.  So was that the reason? As I prayed and thought through what to share with […]

Love in Service

What Happened to Love in Service?

📄 Even a newborn child can sense the love of a parent; it’s part of the manufacturer’s handbook, otherwise known as the Bible.  And since God is a Spirit of Love, you would think nearly everyone would get it. But in the marketplace, there are many enemies of love, like limited freedom, greed, and overgrown […]

Learn From the Master

Getting Off Your Treadmill to Learn From the Master

📄 In Luke chapter 10, we read a story about Mary and Martha.  Martha is distracted as she prepares the big dinner.  She approaches Jesus and says, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister Mary just sits here while I do all the work?  Tell her to come and help me.” “My […]