Biblical Principles for Christian Business Owners
Whether you are running a small or large business, you need the presence of God to guide you when making important decisions and in order to make your business a success. Here is how a Christian should conduct his business with integrity.
Whichever work God has called you to do, analyzing your target market and your business plans will ensure that you acquire great benefits from the business. Look for effective and honest ways of improving your business so that you can bring great benefits to the world. When Jesus was doing His missions, He was productive and inventive because He understood that there was a deeper meaning to everything that He did.
The key to developing a Christian based business is to make your business unique by implementing Gods ways during your daily operations. Let Gods presence in your life influence every decision that you make for your business. Also strive to do it heartily for God and not for men.
Do not take advantage of your customers by providing them with inferior products in order to make more profit. You don’t want to spoil your business name when a customer has a bad experience at your business. Even the scripture says that a good name is better than great riches.
Also, you should be committed to excellence and devote yourself to doing that which is right. Let your business be recognized as one whose main objective is to glorify God in its commitment to provide excellent service and products to its customers. You also be demonstrating Gods power to transform the lives of your employees and customers.
Choose to do what is right and just to satisfy your customers’ needs rather than what is convenient for your own selfish gains. As Matthew 6:33 says, Seek first the kingdom of God and all the other things shall be added unto you. On the other hand, if you make good profit, always be generous and donate to the needy.
Employees play an important role in the growth and development of an organization, hence; they should be treated with utmost respect and kindness. Compesate them fairly and recognize their performance without focusing on their age, gender, color or race. When you apply a level of fairness when paying your employees, you will drastically reduce employees issues in your organization.
As a Christina business person, you can never be right all the time, therefore, take criticism as a way of developing your business. Review your customer’s idea very carefully and be open to any suggestions by your employees. When you allow criticism, clients and employees will be more involved in creating successful products or services and this will improve your business.