Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar, Mr. Enthusiasm, says “Expect to Win”

🎤 Zig Ziglar, Mr. Enthusiasm, says “Expect to Win” John Beehner interviewed the late and great Zig Ziglar in 2007 as part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. During this campaign, we surveyed over 300 existing and future Entrepreneurs and asked them the same question.  “If you could ask God questions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pat Kelly

Developing Key Leaders for Fast Track – Pat Kelly

🎤 Pat Kelly tells an amazing story about building a company by growing and sharing with people the fruit of their success. Pat was raised at Virginia Home for Boys. He became CEO of the starter company known as Physician Sales and Service (PSS). The company went from a vision of 3 men to $2 […]

servant leadership

Servant Leadership Under Fire – Joe Jameson

🎤 Joe Jameson speaks to Wise Counsel members about servant leadership. He tells a personal story and turnaround.  He tells of a tough crisis through a management conflict he faced and how the Lord brought him back to a tender and open heart. Hear his passion to be a servant leader as Christ modeled for all of […]

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur – Illustration of Principles

The Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur is downloadable at this link. It is designed to provide each and every business person with beneficial tools for running a business, becoming a successful CEO, aligning the world’s standards to Christian standards, and more. Please use these resources in your own work environment and share them with others. Our hope is to […]

risk and failure

On Risk and Failure – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs rose to become one of our most successful entrepreneurs in recent history. This is part of an early interview is his Apple career where he talks about the initiative he took as a 12-year-old.  It’s what he perceives as a key difference between those who fail and those who succeed. Perfect application […]

NIKE

The NIKE Story – Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight

🎦 This short video tells the story of the founding of Nike by Bill Bowerman and his former miler Phil Knight, who still leads the company today.  Visions come to many people from God our Creator to make a better world.  Many people reject the ideas of taking the risk that Bill took because they […]

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       […]

Coastal Construction Products

How Ministry blesses Business – Skip Allcorn

🎤 Skip Allcorn is a co-founder of Coastal Construction Products, which sells hundreds of products for commercial construction like lubricants and caulking used on the surface of all types of commercial buildings. Coastal Construction operates throughout Florida and now the southeast.  Skip has a compassion for ministry, like Young Life and Echo Cuba.  His many experiences […]

Pam Mullarkey

How Mrs. Enthusiam is Rocking Teens – Pam Mullarkey

🎤 Pam Mullarkey is an icon of her day. The Lord called her in an “inspiring way” to build a dynamic ministry for teens and young adults: Project SOS.  She and her staff have played a major role in reducing teen pregnancy by as much as 60% over 10 years in North East Florida. Listen […]

Curt Coleman

From Business Collapse to World Importer – Curt Coleman

🎤 Curt Coleman, founder of Go Fish import retail stores, has one of the most dramatic stories we have ever heard. Curt had several successful Hair Salons in different parts of the country. That business crashed when his reputation was destroyed by the death of a gay employee. Miraculously, God had a better plan to use […]

Arnie Cole

From Success to Significant – Arnie Cole

🎤 In this audio presentation, Arnie Cole admits that he worshiped money in his early business career as an entrepreneur with his own highly successful research firm.  But an elderly disease and a major storm were about to take his life. The rest is an amazing story and a turnaround. Now, Arnie is CEO of […]

Building Blocks for Success

The Building Blocks for Success – How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth

🎦 As part of the Genesis Workshop, and what we have now branded as “How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth”, John Beehner shares how to build a successful business on a solid foundation, using the Bible as a roadmap. The whole illustration appears in the Introductory Session 1 of the workshop series. Building Blocks for […]

Brig Hart

My Rollercoaster Life in Serving – Brig Hart

🎦 Brig Hart is a man who tried and failed to commit suicide at an early time but credits the Lord for intervening and leading him to several very successful businesses. The Lord gave Brig a charismatic personality and endless energy that thousands of people want to follow. He made millions in Amway and helped […]

Stu Epperson

Humble Beginnings to National Radio Network – Stu Epperson

🎦 At 78, Stu Epperson has an amazing story of a man with humble beginnings. He is co-founder of the Salem Radio network with over 100 stations which carries Christian or conservative programming. Speaking at the Wise Counsel Boot Camp, he talks about the early years with his brother, moonshine, experiences in college, and the […]

Dr. Ted Prince

Why Most CEOs Fail and Few Succeed – Dr. Ted Prince

🎦 Dr. Ted Prince is founder of Perth Leadership Institute. He is from Australia but has spent over 30 years in the USA. During the growth years of Hi-Tech companies on Wall Street in the 90’s, he had the opportunity to serve on 8 different boards helping to hire the CEO. Many of the CEOs […]

Business Growth

The Ups & Downs of Business Growth – John Beehner

🎦 After John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel, sold the TEC Florida business, he discovered the three cornerstones of building a business on a solid foundation in writing his first book. This video on the ups & downs of business growth was recorded in 2000 on VHS and transferred to MP4 for this website. John […]

Mad Scientist

How the Mad Scientist Sparked Paul to Save Us Money

🎦 Paul Robbins of Caribbean Cold Storage had an unusual encounter with a mad scientist who flew in from California one day, with no appointment, to share his invention with Paul. Why did he choose Paul? Because Paul had been on the cover of INC Magazine and honored as one of the top inner city […]

John Rivers

The Secret to the Sauce – John Rivers, Founder & CEO

🎦 John Rivers spent many years in the healthcare industry and became president of a large pharmaceutical company that he grew to $2 billion in sales and then sold in a big merger. While he stayed the two next years, he gained a heart to help raise money for non-profits and churches through his favorite […]

Don Soderquist

Don Soderquist, Former COO of Wal-Mart: Ethical Leadership

🎦 Don Soderquist was COO of Wal-Mart under Sam Walton and brought many years of stability during its breakthrough years of profound growth. Wal-Mart is today the largest company in the world. Don was vice chairman and chief operating officer before ultimately becoming senior vice chairman. Continuing the legacy of Sam Walton as “keeper of […]

Horst Schulze

7 Steps to Create Excellence – Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 Horst Schulze shares the “7 steps that create Excellence” from his personal experiences in building the Ritz Carlton Hotel group and his Christian Values. Horst Schulze is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton. He was raised in Germany. As a very young man, he was trained and started as a busboy, […]

Dr. Sam Chand

Who’s Holding Your Ladder? with Dr. Sam Chand

🎦 Dr. Sam Chand came as a student from India and moved all the way from working as a janitor to becoming President of Beulah Heights Bible College, America’s fast-growing Bible College near Atlanta in early 2000’s. His talk is humorous and yet profound about vision, delegation, strengths and talents of your people. Visit his […]

Al Hollingsworth

Al Hollingsworth – How To Birth a Dream or Vision Into Reality

🎦 Hattie and Al Hollingsworth are amazing people of character and integrity. They founded Aldelano Packaging and BOSS the Movement (Building on Spiritual Substance) ministry. Al first knew he had a special calling when he was knocked out on the football field while playing college football for Colorado University. Unconscious, he heard a voice and […]

Strategic Plan Packet for Entrepreneurs

Download Strategic Plan Pre-Work Packet. Our free Strategic Planning Pre-Work Packet is designed for entrepreneurs to review their vision and mission by department goals and numbers compared to recent years. Skip the pages that don’t apply to your company or combine department goals. Our passion is to stimulate your thinking and give worksheet examples. Suggestion: […]

Open Book Management

Open Book Management – Creating A Company Of Entrepreneurs

🎦 Comment by John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel: John Case, a business author, does a good job of explaining what I believe is an excellent model for dynamic business success, “Open Book Management.” I believe it is the best Biblical model I have ever seen in working with over 400 different companies over 35 years. […]

Chick-fil-A

The Truett Cathy Story of Chick-fil-A

🎦 Comments from John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel: I had the privilege of having Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A come to speak to our CEO Wise Counsel members in 1988. Totally open and honest about his life and business. I also had the privilege to interview Dan Cathy twice and take Wise Counsel to meet him […]

Suicide Failure

Brig Hart: From a Suicide Failure to Inspiring Icon in Business and Faith

🎦 Brig Hart: From a Suicide Failure to Inspiring Icon in Business and Faith Brig Hart dreamed of having his father’s love and approval, but he never got it. After years of searching for ways to fill the void, Brig finally found the love he longed for in a relationship with God… Original Source from: […]

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 […]

fruitful

Teach Me How to Be Fruitful

📄 The evidence is profound that the best and most healthy companies in the world follow Biblical Principles. Check out the books Built to Last and Good to Great by Jim Collins’ student research team and you will see how the values of visionary companies (Visions come from the Lord) are successful. According to their […]

Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust Book Review

📄 The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey What is Trust? …from the American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828: Noun: Confidence: a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principles of another person. (He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe..proverbs) […]

cash flow

“Good Book” Cash Flow 24-7

📄 Practical Principles and Tactics for your Business I’ve had the privilege of working with over 300 Entrepreneurs in small–to mid-size companies for over 25 years while operating my own businesses in the process. So some of what I share here are mistakes I’ve made or seen others get tripped on. So I will begin […]

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.      

Selling Among Wolves

Selling Among Wolves with Michael Pink

🎦 Michael Pink is an author of Selling Among Wolves, trainer, and consultant. As a top sales producer in corporate America, he discovered through his ups and downs how the Lord would guide and direct his steps to be most effective and make more money. The words “wolves” is referenced in the Bible seven different […]

Lenscrafters

Dave Browne – The Gift Of Sight – Lenscrafters

🎦 Dave Browne is the former CEO of Lenscrafters, the national retail chain and seller of eye apparel. Frustrated and bored in Christian workshop one day, he walked outside with his Bible to sit on a park bench. Concerned about the business and numerous issues, he sought the Lord and as he opened his Bible, […]

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 […]

persevering through failure

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 […]

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 […]

No One Will Listen

Cleaning Up When No One Will Listen

📄 In 2006, Donnie Deutsch, who heads his own New York-based advertising and media business, hosted his own TV show on CNBC called the “The Big Idea” for a few years.  He interviewed entrepreneurs and personalities around, stimulating ideas for small businesses.  It was a good show but may not have had good enough ratings […]

Brig Hart

Can Failure Lead to Success? Ask Brig Hart

📄 I am sure there are at least a million Americans who have heard of the living legend known as Brig Hart.  Brig had a rough early life, toying with drugs while trying to find his way.  But at a young age, he discovered Amway, the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business co-founded by Rich DeVos in Michigan […]

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. […]

Linda Rios Brook

Life Changing Turnaround – Linda Rios Brook

📄 Linda Rios Brook spent many years in network television working with ABC, CBS, and NBC as the president and general manager of affiliates in Texas, Florida, and Minnesota. In 1991, she found herself in the middle of a frenzy in both the secular and Christian media about a Bible study she led in the […]

mustard seed

Have You Got the Mustard to Make Changes?

📄 The Parable of the Mustard Seed is referenced at least six times in scripture. Jesus said that “faith is like a mustard seed,” which even though 1 and 2 millimeters in diameter can become the biggest tree in the garden. The tree grows so large that it even provides places for birds to perch. […]

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.

Marketing Strategy

No. 1 Marketing Strategy to Win Customers

📄 Love is the Key  In Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages, he describes how men and women have a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by: words of affirmation quality time, listening acts of service gifts physical touch In business growth, we can also show our love through: Providing good […]

eHarmony

Internet Connecting for a Grand Design – Neil Clark Warren eHarmony

📄 Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony.com®, has saved many marriages from divorce. Through years of counseling, research, and prayer, he discovered that there are two keys to a successful marriage: emotional health and compatibility.  In business, if your emotional health is good, it gives you strength and resilience through adversity. It keeps you […]

Inspiring stories from Visionaries

📄 Howard Schultz and Starbucks have built their success on Howard’s vision from his trip to Milan, Italy.  It’s his enthusiasm and commitment to them that is contagious and inspires his employees to be both friendly and motivated. Herb Kelleher, founder and former CEO of Southwest, was intense, humorous, and genuine in sharing the spirit […]

Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

The Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

📄 In Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, he describes how each of us has a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by • words of affirmation • quality time, listening • acts of service • gifts • physical touch In business growth, we can also show love through: 1. […]

starbucks

Was the Starbucks Vision seen in Italy?

📄 In 1981, Howard Schultz was general manager of a Swedish kitchen housewares business in New York. He noticed that a small company in Seattle by the name of Starbucks was ordering more coffeemakers than Macy’s department store. Howard was intrigued and decided to pay them a visit. At the time, Starbucks had three partners […]

Bryan Hickox

Bryan Hickox, Winner of 7 Emmy’s in Hollywood

🎦 Bryan Hickox, raised in California, always wanted to be in the movies ever since his Dad worked in the early days of TV.  In his testimony, he tells of the ups and downs and the pastor who inspired him to find the Lord.  Bryan has produced over 75 movies and won 7 Emmy Award. He […]

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.