Christians starting businesses for the glory of God.

Starting a Business – Q&A 1

Questions

  • Why do I want to start this business? (0:00)
  • Am I the right person to start this business? (0:32)
  • What are the essential requirements? (0:45)
  • How do I put into words my vision or mission? (1:08)
  • How do I identify good markets/needs/business to start that will sustain itself and allow us to make connections and develop relationships? (2:33)

*These are questions submitted from our network about starting a business. Mike Baer and Elijah Elkins responded via video.

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3 Comments

  1. Andrew on July 25, 2015 at 5:28 am

    LOVE the concept of starting with people’s pain instead of your own idea. This is so practical and very helpful. Thank you!

  2. Montez on July 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Elijah,

    There are three young men that I work with that I feel aren’t motivated (We all work at a national call center) They all sit in the same cube, making lewd jokes and coming up with stupid plans and I feel like they just bring each other down and the rest of the office. Also at any office function they put me down in front of our colleagues. They are just a couple of burnouts and I really want to start my own business so I don’t have to see them anymore. Would you be able to provide me with some help?

    My goal is to be able to run my business from my garage as I just got a refrigerator out there that I’m pretty excited about. Any help you can provide would be great, E.

    Frustrated,
    -Montez

    • ThirdPath on July 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Hi Montez,

      Yes, we would be able to help you.

      Our vision is “To see a movement of thousands of Christians starting businesses together all over the world to love millions of people all to the glory and praise of Jesus.” We have a 12-month process where we will help you start your own business. Here’s a blog post that could help you get started in thinking about starting your business.
      http://thirdpathinitiative.com/2015/07/30/from-employee-to-entrepreneur/

      Do you know what kind of business you would like to start?

      Sincerely,
      Elijah

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