How to Operate a Business as a Christian
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. This article will provide you with Biblical principles for the Success of your business.
Whatever work you are doing, do it with enthusiasm and with due diligence as advised in Ephesians 4:1. It is not God’s desire to be stuck in a particular situation, hence; experiment and new ways of building your business. Jesus too was an innovator and He made great things happen as seen in John 14:12.
The atmosphere of your business should be distinctive and it should operate in ways that bring glory to God. It is important that you recognize the presence of God in your organization and strive to build an intimate relationship with Him. It is important that you do everything as if you are doing it for God and not to please men.
In order to build a loyal customer base, deliver what you promised in terms of the quality of the product or service. You don’t want to spoil your business name when a customer has a bad experience at your business. Leviticus 19:36 advises us to use honest scales and honest weights.
Also, you should be committed to excellence and devote yourself to doing that which is right. Provide your clients with the highest level of customer service in order to honor God. 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. Build a successful business guided by the standard and principles of God. “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25).
Additionally, a Christian business ought to have a commitment to its employees and provide them with equal opportunities for growth. Treat all your employees with fairness irrespective of their color, race, gender, age or religion. When you recognize the needs and efforts of your employees, they will be happy working for you and as a result, they will bring out the best in them.
As a Christina business person, you can never be right all the time, therefore, take criticism as a way of developing your business. Encourage criticism from your employees because they understand the business better and also listen to your customers reviews so that you will understand what they need and what changes need to be made. When you allow criticism, clients and employees will be more involved in creating successful products or services and this will improve your business.