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What it takes to be a successful buisness man with God at your side. – Soul Joy

Soul Joy

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Posts: 35
From: Hallettsville, TX , USA
Registered: 12-18-2002
I thought I would start a topic on the Christian who is led of God to start a work in the business market. Where do each of you believe the Lord has led you and include the struggles and victories. Also what would you have done differently if you had understood the Lord's will in your life more completely at the time. Are there any books you have read that were instrumental in your growth (other than the bible) that gave you insight into growing as a businessman or woman and at the same time running the race of faith. In other words lets talk shop.

With Soul Joy Records and now with Fire Line Media Productions it was not started with any real background on my part in the area of media other than 22 years of Christian music listening starting with people such as Keith Green. Even with this the Lord had to grow me into a Christian business and stripped away allot the 27 years of retail I had been trained in. I though it would be a good idea to see where each of you are at. Some of you I know work regular jobs and then do this on the side. I also know that you have a talent that the Lord would like to use to build on. Where are you now - desert or over the Jordan or somewhere in between. What do you believe you had attained and what do you need of the Lord. Also what do you feel the Lord wants you to do to reach the next step on the path the Lord has (hopefully) led you on.

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Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

CobraA1

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Posts: 926
From: MN
Registered: 02-19-2001
Right now, I'm sorta wanting to get out of college already, but I know I have to finish it. I've played around with the concept of a business, in fact I've already got a business webpage - just no products . Not 100% sure I want to go that way, but I've always wanted to have income in addition to my current part-time job. My knowledge of business is pretty limited - I've taken a single class (still have the book) and have done some research into copyright/patent law, but that's about it. It's a dream right now, but if I can finish a large enough project and get a business account with PayPal, I just might do some selling.

I've no idea what kind of income to expect though - anybody with shareware experience here?

I'm not sure where the Lord wants me, but I'm sure that whatever happens, his will will be done.

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CobraA1

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Posts: 926
From: MN
Registered: 02-19-2001
Don't tell me I'm the only one interested in this topic . . .

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ArchAngel

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Posts: 3450
From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
quote:
CobraA1:
Don't tell me I'm the only one interested in this topic . . .

SoulJoy is interested. Heck, he started it.
Alright, that was kinda lame.
I'm here, also.

I'm kinda where you are, CobraA1, except I'm in High School. Got a freeware company, working on a project with my one collegue. I'm trying to be open to what God wants me to do. Now, I think it's making games.

Sorry, No experience in shareware, but, I am interested in it. (though I hate shareware. I might make'em)

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CobraA1

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Posts: 926
From: MN
Registered: 02-19-2001
I'd be careful to keep options open - make sure you can do apps as well as games . There's no guarantees of success, so keeping options open is a good thing, IMHO.

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ArchAngel

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Posts: 3450
From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
yeah, I'm trying to keep them open.

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ccgr

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Posts: 19
From: Lake Villa IL US
Registered: 05-07-2003
I feel God has blessed both my websites www.ccgr.org and my side business ProGressSystemsinc.com with CCGR he has made it quite popular on google even though I never paid for any advertising and with ProGress we have been having good and steady business for a home/side business. Not too crazy and not lacking either, perfect balance. We have been keeping afloat even though my husband got laid off. God is great!

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ArchAngel

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Posts: 3450
From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
That's Great to hear!

CCGR is pretty cool, I like checking on the reviews there.

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AmazingJas

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Posts: 437
From: Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Registered: 04-03-2003
I'm trying to make a living doing 3d animation, and can be very grateful that I was able to get an excellent termination payment from my old employer, and that my loving wife was happy to continue working at her job until business is good enough to pay all our bills..
Christian
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Posts: 400
From: Australia
Registered: 09-15-2002
I decided I hated sales at the age of 30 and within 6 months of having first heard of C++, I was coding it for a living, and from there got a job with the top company in Hobart ( OK, not a great achievement ), the only person here who does not have a Uni degree. I doubt I could have done that without God on my side.
ArchAngel

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Posts: 3450
From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
still deciding what I want to do.
Something to do with Computers and creating. maybe engineering. I have many traits of an engineer.
Blah blah blah.
I'm letting God lead me. At least I hope so.

(P.S. I don't have a Uni degree either, but then again, I'm still in High.)

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AmazingJas

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Posts: 437
From: Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Registered: 04-03-2003
quote:
Originally posted by christian:
I decided I hated sales at the age of 30 and within 6 months of having first heard of C++, I was coding it for a living, and from there got a job with the top company in Hobart ( OK, not a great achievement ), the only person here who does not have a Uni degree. I doubt I could have done that without God on my side.

Christian you have been blessed! To get a job programming without qualification, and in Hobart of all places. A friend of mine had to come to Sydney from Tas so she could get a coding job. I'm interested in how you got that gig? Did you do a Computer Power training course or self taught?