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Winning Ugly is Still Winning!

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As we get closer to the end of this year, it's a good time to reflect on what this year was and what it could have been. You might be lamenting that it could have been better. On the flip side, you should be thankful that it could have been worse, but it wasn't.

The longer you're an entrepreneur the more you realize that entrepreneurship is a marathon. You have to be prepared to engage in opportunities that aren't guaranteed to succeed, endure challenges with confident perseverance, and excel beyond your competitors in the face of adversity. Although some people make it look easy, this race isn't easy and everyone isn't cut out for it.

In sports you sometimes hear that a team had an "ugly win". That basically means they played terribly, made a bunch of mistakes, and should have lost, but somehow were able to score more points than the other team to win the game. While they may not have liked how they played, they are still happy to get a win.

Business is a lot like that some years. Yeah, I know you might have made some mistakes this year, blown some opportunities, and even fallen flat on your face. It doesn't matter. If you made it to this point, you had an "ugly win". Hooray! Celebrate! Rejoice! Many people and businesses didn't make it this far. If you're still in business - or even if you're still alive - you have an opportunity to gain from your mistakes and mishaps, and grow personally and professionally to be better next year.

Remember, the race isn't won by the swift, sleek, or sexy. It's won by those who engage, endure, and excel.

If 2009 wasn't great for you, it doesn't matter. Make 2010 a year to remember!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Help someone Dream B.I.G. for Christmas!... www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Entrepreneurship Needs to be 'Plan A' for More People

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In my last post, I wrote about the U.S. moving closer to an "entrepreneurial economy" as we go through this economic recovery. Interestingly, I read another interesting article today on USAToday.com that predicted 25% of the workforce could become temps as contract work grows (click here for article). Temp workers cost employers less, because they don't have to pay for benefits, such as health insurance.

That tells me more people need to be thinking proactively about entrepreneurial work options. No matter what you call them, temp workers, contractors, or free lancers, they are entrepreneurial by nature. Some people take on these roles by choice. However, there are many who reluctantly find themselves in these positions through unwilling or unexpected circumstances. And often they are unprepared for this reality.

Just because the economy recovers doesn't mean it will function the same as it did before. I'm a firm believer that now and in the future entrepreneurship needs to be considered as Plan A - not just Plan B - for those who want to control their professional destiny.

What do you think? Do you believe that as the economy recovers more people will have to settle for contract work versus full-time employment? Let me hear your thoughts...

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Help someone dream B.I.G. for Christmas!... www.DreamBIGin3D.com




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Entrepreneurial Pockets of Inspiration in Economic Uncertainty

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As we have just come up for air from the super-sales-driven Thanksgiving weekend, it's very easy to see the desperate wishes of companies that this holiday season will help to turn around their financial trajectory. They cling to the hope that although companies keep shedding jobs, people will ignore that and keep plunking down cash and credit, which will keep the big behemoths afloat.

This current period of economic uncertainty underlies the fact that "necessity is the mother of invention." In recent history, there has been no other time - or opportunity - that has presented a greater necessity for innovation and inspiration than right now. That's why it's great to see entrepreneurs who take this to heart and are able to thrive while others are just struggling to survive.

Entrepreneur.com has an article, "The Entrepreneur Economy", which highlights how smaller entrepreneurial companies have been able to successfully respond to the morphing economy with new ideas and innovation, while their much larger counterparts are struggling. Here's an excerpt:
"We don't have to do things the same way. We can take the economy in hand and drive our own destinies. And a movement that has been slowly building in the business world is finally taking hold: We're seeing the beginnings of the entrepreneurial economy, a system built on nimble, low-overhead, oftentimes small companies with fluid workforces, rather than the massive conglomerates that have upheld the economy for decades."
As our economy tugs and pulls to get back on solid footing, it will cause significant changes in what we call the "workforce". Whether by choice or circumstance, people will have to become more entrepreneurial. You don't have to become a victim of change. You can lead change - entrepreneurially.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Transform your dream from an idea into reality... www.DreamBIGin3D.com




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Paul Wilson Jr Featured on The Success Center

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I'm very excited to be featured for a second time on the website Rod Kirby's Success Center, a great resource for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. The blog I wrote was entitled, "Building B.I.G. Entrepreneurial Dreams." Here's an excerpt...
"I believe there are many people who will not reach their full life potential working as an employee for someone else. Their capacity to thrive is limited by people and environments that are not geared to help them maximize their talents and abilities. Those are the people I want to empower to make a successful transition from employee to entrepreneur.

At the core of a true entrepreneur is an unbridled dreamer. Entrepreneurial dreamers and thinkers are always concocting new concepts, shaping fresh ideas, considering new possibilities, and asking “why not?” Without an active imagination, entrepreneurs cease to produce creative solutions that are transacted into valuable assets, i.e. revenue-generating products and services." Click here for the full article.
If you are interested in building your B.I.G. entrepreneurial dreams, you can start by attending the Dream B.I.G. in 3D Live Experience this Saturday, November 21st. Based on content from my book, this interactive, high-energy seminar will provide timely inspiration and practical instruction to empower you to “Live in 3D!” by equipping you to:
  1. Discover Your Dream
  2. Develop Your Dream
  3. Drive To Your Dream
With your dream investment of only $39, you will receive a free copy of my book Dream B.I.G. in 3D, free breakfast and lunch, access to a special panel of B.I.G. dreamers, and much more!

For more details, please visit http://dreambigin3dlive.eventbrite.com

If you are currently an employee or an entrepreneur, don’t fear the unknown path of purpose-driven entrepreneurship. Don’t be afraid to transition your life to something that may be unfamiliar, yet more fulfilling. The time is now to dream B.I.G., live B.I.G., and own a B.I.G. business!

Your Dream Coach,
Paul Wilson

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Unleash Your Powder Keg of Potential

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You are a powder keg of potential. The question is have you been ignited to thrive on purpose? I want to be the purpose trigger that will accelerate your life, and help you transform your dreams from and idea into reality.




Dream B.I.G. in 3D Live Experience will compel you to creatively use your unique purpose, passions, and professional skills to live the dream God has placed in your heart.

One Saturday, November 21st in Marietta, Georgia, I will teach you how to unleash your potential in ways that can positively impact you and your circle of influence. Your ticket package includes:

*Free Dream B.I.G. in 3D book
*Special event workbook
*Free breakfast and lunch
*Dream panel of successful B.I.G. dreamers
*Much more!

The last day for the "early dreamers" discount is November 10th, so hurry and get your tickets. For registration and more information, please visit DreamBIGin3DLive.eventbrite.com

Don't miss this life-accelerating opportunity!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.


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Rwanda 15 Years Later...

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A little over 3 years ago I had an amazing opportunity to go to Rwanda on a missions trip. For a nation that had been through such a vicious tragedy, it was humbling and empowering to see such great resolve. One thing I learned is that Rwandans are B.I.G. dreamers. It's great to see so much progress, although they still have a ways to go.


Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Transform your dream from an idea into reality... www.DreamBIGin3D.com



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Repositioning the "Lost Generation"

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Businessweek.com recently wrote an article, "The Lost Generation", highlighting how the current job crisis is hitting young people especially hard—damaging both their future and the economy. The jobs picture is bleak for those currently graduating from college.



Nevertheless, I don't believe that we have to settle for any generation being "lost". However, I do believe that this new economic normal requires a new way of thinking about employment and careers. One of the things that needs to happen is repositioning our youth and young adults to think more entrepreneurially. Equipping people to operate in their careers more entrepreneurially is one of the things that I am very passionate about.

That's why I am partnering with Top Flight Resources to provide the Fly High Business Seminar on November 7th. This powerful learning opportunity is designed to equip ambitious individuals to think more entrepreneurially and to provide the necessary knowledge to launch a business. This workshop will provide inspiration, information, and instruction on how to successfully develop and deploy a profitable business venture.


*** Fly High Business Seminar ***

Personal & Professional Development:
  • Aligning your life purpose with your business vision/mission
  • Identifying marketplace opportunities to leverage your talents and experience
  • Repositioning to thrive in the entrepreneurial economy
Business Development:
  • Business Start-up
  • Incorporating
  • Website Development
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • And much more!
Registration Details:
  • Saturday, November 7th, 2009
  • 9 am to 1 pm
  • Individual Ticket Price: $99
  • Group Ticket Price (3 or more): $85
  • Complimentary Lunch Provided

Click here to register for the Top Flight Business Seminar...

For more information please contact Dru Martin (404) 808-6662.


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Fly High Business Seminar ~ Nov 7, 2009

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My company, Biznovations, is partnering with Top Flight Resources and Extraordinary Life Community Church to offer the Fly High Business Seminar on Saturday, November 7th. This will be a power-packed seminar with dynamic inspiration, information, and insights related to your personal, professional, and business development.




Registration Details:
~ Saturday, November 7th, 2009
~ 9 am to 1 pm
~ Individual Ticket Price: $99
~ Group Ticket Price (3 or more): $85
~ Complimentary Lunch Provided

Click here to register for the Top Flight Business Seminar...

For more information please contact Dru Martin (404) 808-6662.

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Small Biz Firms Ahead of Goal for Stimulus Funds... Sort Of

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Whenever there is a new government spending initiative, I'm always curious to know how small businesses will be included. GovernmentExecutive.com has a blog post that provides somewhat of a status update for how the federal stimulus dollars are being spent (click here).

It's encouraging to know that $1 out of every $4 that has been spent by federal agencies so far has been spent with small businesses. However, there is still much work to be done with multiple large agencies coming up short of their goals.

According to Joe Jordan, associate administrator for government contracting business development at the Small Business Administration, in testimony before the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee:
"... small disadvantaged businesses have received 11 percent of stimulus contracts, exceeding the goal of 5 percent, he said. Meanwhile, firms owned by service-disabled veteran-owned firms and those operating in historically underutilized business zones have received 4 percent and 7 percent of Recovery contracting dollars, respectively. The goal for both categories is 3 percent."
While these are good signs that the government is following through on its promises to intentionally include small businesses in contracting opportunities, pressure needs to be kept on underperforming federal agencies to ensure that all sizes and types of businesses are given an equal opportunity to compete for these contracts.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Transform your dream from an idea into a purposeful, passionate, & prosperous life... www.DreamBIGin3D.com



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Launch Our Youth into Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Today's youth see a very different picture of the world and their financial futures than those from just a decade ago. They are recognizing more everyday that they will need to take a more proactive role in the pursuit of their goals and dreams, rather than just hoping to land a "good job" at a "stable company" someday. Some key findings from a recent Junior Achievement survey reveal that:
  • The top reason cited by teens (26%) for wanting to start a business was wanting "to take control of your destiny and set your own career path."
  • Respondents were almost evenly split between feeling there was more job security in owning their own business (47%) versus working for a company (49%).
  • 23% of teens who want to start a business said they were interested in starting a business that "helps the environment" or that "deals with the problems or challenges of our society."
For today's youth, the idea of an entrepreneurial workforce is a reality rather than just a possibility. Junior Achievement recently produced a very informative report with recommendations for preparing our youth to succeed in the future. You can read a copy of it here: http://www.ja.org/files/The_Entrepreneurial_Workforce_full-11.pdf

Our society's long-term sustainability is greatly dependent upon today's youth being fully equipped to lead effectively when it's time for them to take on the economic challenges that our generation has created for them. Therefore, we all have an active role to play in preparing the next generation to succeed, whether you're a parent, mentor, youth leader, big brother or sister. Let's step up to the plate and develop entrepreneurial leaders who can thrive in any economy.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.


Transform your dream from an idea into a purpose-driven, passionate, and prosperous life!... www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Mistakes Help Make You Great!

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It's inspiring to hear success stories of entrepreneurs. However, sometimes it's even more beneficial to hear about the major mistakes that entrepreneurs have made and how they overcame them. Check out this article from USAToday.com, "Seven famous founders share money mistake, smart moves", which highlights several business owners who made major money mistakes, but were eventually able to overcome them and continue on to build successful enterprises.

Here's a few of the individuals who were highlighted:
  1. Daymond John, FUBU
  2. Adam Lowery & Eric Ryan, Method
  3. Liz Lange, Liz Lange Maternity
  4. David Liu, The Knot
  5. Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Just realize that learning from your mistakes can help to make you great!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Transform your dream from an idea into a purposeful, passionate, & prosperous life... www.DreamBIGin3D.com



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Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program Launches 9/17

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In a report titled, The Economic Future Just Happened, highly respected Kauffman Foundation revealed that more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies were founded during a recession or bear market. Based on their research they believe there is an entrepreneurial silver lining in today's economy. I agree with them 100%.

This is one reason why I am so excited about the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Not only is it an incredible opportunity to learn business best practices for launching and operating a profitable business, you will gain this valuable knowledge from a Biblical and moral perspective. This will help to ensure that a new crop of entrepreneurs don't repeat the same greed-driven mistakes of CEOs and other business leaders that helped lead this economic meltdown.

BE is especially suited for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a higher calling. The next Atlanta class starts Thursday, September 17th. Here are some more details:

BE I Live Intensive:
"Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship"
  • Location: Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church (map)
  • Day 1: Thursday, September 17th - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Day 2: Friday, September 18th - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Day 3: Saturday, September 19th - 10 am - 6 pm
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/BE1Atlanta
  • Cost: $400
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

Don't miss this opportunity to be equipped to pursue your passions through a profitable, purpose-driven enterprise!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.


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10% Discount for September Biblical Entrepreneurship Course in Atlanta!

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Have you always wanted to start a business?
Do you have a great business idea and have no idea where to start?
Are you a seasoned entrepreneur that needs help with incorporating Christian values into your business?
If so, I have the answer for you...

Join me for Biblical Entrepreneurship I Live Intensive Workshop
September 17th - 19th, 2009

Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) is a proprietary business discipleship course, created by Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). BE offers a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles, and has been endorsed by Regent University and many other reputable organizations.

BE I Live Intensive:
"Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship"
(3-Day Course)

Specific topics that BE covers include:
  • Responsibilities of Biblical Entrepreneurship
  • BE Attitude
  • BE Character
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • Taking Calculated Risks
  • Solving Problems
  • Understanding Business Stewardship
  • Biblical Profit
BE is specifically suited for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a higher calling.
  • Location: Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church (map)
  • Day 1: Thursday, September 17th - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Day 2: Friday, September 18th - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Day 3: Saturday, September 19th - 10 am - 6 pm
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/BE1Atlanta
  • Cost: $400 - 10% discount until 9/6 - use discount code "be1atlanta"
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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The 3C's of Social Networking

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For any small business to grow, it needs to continually extend its reach, enhance its relevance, and expand its relationships. Social networking is a critical tool that will help you do each of these things to build a "community of conversations" with your current and prospective customers.

Most entrepreneurs can identify with needing the 3C's of life - being calm, cool, and collective. However, these are not the only 3C's entrepreneurs need to be familiar with. The 3C's I'm talking about relate to the three positive benefits I have experienced since strategically incorporating social networking into my business activities:
  1. Connections - I can find and virtually "meet" more prospective customers in shorter amounts of time. I have also reconnected with many friends and acquaintances from high school and college who now are also potential customers.
  2. Communication - I can build my brand more easily, effectively and inexpensively through the key messages I disseminate to my target market by using these technologies. Also, because they are accessible from my Blackberry, I'm able to do it without being tied down to my laptop.
  3. Collaboration - I can brainstorm new ideas in real time with other entrepreneurs and individuals to develop new solutions and business applications.
The main social networking platforms I use are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I have had a LinkedIn profile for a couple of years, but I didn't fully leverage its capabilities until recently. I just started using Facebook and Twitter earlier this year. These tools have benefited my business tremendously in a short amount of time.

A social networking strategy needs to be in the toolkit of every small business owner. If you need some help getting started, check out these articles:
Don't underestimate the power of social networks to be potential launching pads for new business opportunities.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.





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Biblical Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition & Graduation Celebration

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In partnership with Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Inc. and Regent Center for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Bryan E. Crute would like to invite you to the Atlanta region's very first Biblical Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition and Graduation Celebration. This will be an incredible event for some amazing entrepreneurs who have worked extremely hard to complete the three-part Biblical Entrepreneurship certification program (more information here).

Each company will have an opportunity to present their Biblically-based business plan to a panel of expert judges, family and friends. One winner will be chosen and awarded with some great prizes. This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church
Address: 1775 Water Place, Atlanta, GA 30339
Cost: Free

Contact me with any questions.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

B.I.G. dreams are coming soon to a mind near you! www. DreamBIGin3D.com

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Inside the Success - Featured Guest Interview & Article

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I am very excited to have been recently profiled on The Success Center: Where Entrepreneurs Go to Grow! I am the featured guest on "Inside the Success", Rod Kirby's show that takes you “on the inside” of entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals, industry leaders, and how they are defining success for themselves.

You can listen to my radio interview with Rod (here) and read my article, "Can Capitalism by Redeemed? Yes it Can!" (here).

I look forward to your comments. Enjoy!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

B.I.G. Dreams are coming soon to a mind near you! www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Chasing B.I.G. Entrepreneurial Dreams

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One of my big goals in life is to lead and equip people to fulfill their life purpose through entrepreneurial ventures. While I realize that everyone is not an entrepreneur, there are plenty of people out there running away from entrepreneurial opportunities either because of fear, lack of knowledge or other excuses.

I believe there are many people who will not reach their full potential in life working as an employee for someone else. I want to empower them to make a successful transition from employee to entrepreneur. The book I authored and recently released through Paramind Publications will help them to do exactly that.

Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative, God-Inspired Life! is an incredible resource that will help you to discover, develop, and drive your dreams. This book is inspirational and instructional, providing the reader with key insights, creative exercises, and probing questions that will help you get your dream out of your head and into your life.

You will find topics and themes that are consistent with what I write about on this blog, including pursuing your life purpose, visioneering solutions, and mission driven entrepreneurship.

This message of chasing B.I.G. entrepreneurial dreams is very timely considering our current economic environment. It's my contention that as time goes on the U.S. will become even more of an entrepreneurial economy. My passion is to equip people to not just survive, but thrive now and into the future.



So if you need something to ignite your entrepreneurial dreams, get your copy of Dream B.I.G. in 3D! today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

B.I.G. Dreams are coming soon to a mind near you! www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Business Lessons from an Unexpected Source

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Usually when entrepreneurs and business leaders seek out advice about business challenges they may be encountering, they typically turn to business gurus, books, or the Internet to find answers. One place they often don't think about (or is a last resort) is one of the oldest books in the world, the Bible.

The Bible contains innumerable transferable principles, practical insights and best practices that apply to your life as well as to your business. Here are a few examples:
  • Financial Management & Integrity: "If you're honest in small things, you'll be honest in big things; If you're a crook in small things, you'll be a crook in big things. If you're not honest in small jobs, who will put you in charge of the store? " (Luke 16:10-12)
  • Effective Communication: "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." (Proverbs 16:24)
  • Risk Management: "For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace." (Luke 14:28-32)
  • Market Research: "The Lord said to Moses, 'Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites'... When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, 'Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country. See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.'" (Numbers 13:1-20)
  • Performance Excellence: "Observe people who are good at their work - skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don't take a backseat to anyone." (Proverbs 22:29)
  • Organizational Management: "... you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men—men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible—and appoint them as leaders over groups organized by the thousand, by the hundred, by fifty, and by ten. They'll be responsible for the everyday work of judging among the people. They'll bring the hard cases to you, but in the routine cases they'll be the judges. They will share your load and that will make it easier for you. If you handle the work this way, you'll have the strength to carry out whatever God commands you, and the people in their settings will flourish also." (Exodus 18:13-26)
  • Diversification: "Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land... Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." (Ecclesiastes 11:2-6)
So the next time you experience a business challenge, open up the "Good Book" for some revelant ideas and effective solutions.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Interested in learning more about Biblical Entrepreneurship? Contact Nehemiah Project at www.nehemiahproject.org.

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B.I.G. Dreams are coming to a mind near you very soon! www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Find Opportunities on the Other Side of Obstacles

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Successful entrepreneurs are adept at finding opportunities on the other side of obstacles. Check out this presentation, 2009 Top 10 Small Business Trends, by Carolyn Ockels and Steve King of Emergent Research.

Can you identity any trends that you can take advantage of? Get prepared and stay ahead of the curve!


Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.


B.I.G. Dreams are coming to a mind near you very soon!

www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Repositioning from Employee to Entrepreneur - Radio Interview 5/31

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Have you been daydreaming about starting your own business? Maybe you are past daydreaming and you are ready to make some serious changes to be your own boss? Or maybe you've started a venture on the side and have a vision for turning into a full time business?

If this is you, you don't want to miss my interview with the Career Makeover Coach, Tai Goodwin. Listen in as I share insights from my new book, Dream B.I.G. in 3D!, on the topic "Repositioning from Employee to Entrepreneur".

Topics discussed:
  • Intrapreneurship - leveraging your current employment to prepare you for future entrepreneurship
  • Developing the skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur
  • Developing your "entrance" strategy into entrepreneurship
  • "On-purpose" entrepreneurship - developing a business that is a direct extension/expression of your life purpose
Details:
Sunday, May 31st @ 9 PM EST
Listen Live:
http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/40536

Dial-in: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 40536

Register for a reminder and links to the replay: http://dreambig509.eventbrite.com/

Visit The
Career Makeover Coach site to see additional shows and events.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Building a Biblically Based Business

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Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) is a proprietary business discipleship course, created by Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). BE offers a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles, and has been endorsed by Regent University and many other reputable organizations.

BE I: "Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship" Online Course

Specific topics that BE covers include:
  • Responsibilities of Biblical Entrepreneurship
  • BE Attitude
  • BE Character
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • Taking Calculated Risks
  • Solving Problems
  • Understanding Business Stewardship
  • Biblical Profit
BE is specifically suited for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a higher calling.
  • Online webinar
  • Thursday, May 28th - Thursday, July 30th (10 sessions)
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/be1online
  • Cost $400
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.




Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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How Would Jesus Do Business?

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If Jesus was the CEO of Joseph & Sons Carpentry, how would he do business? One thing I do know, he wouldn't run it like most people do today, because he never would have gotten us into the financial mess that we are experiencing right now!

I believe Jesus would have been the quintessential "Biblical Entrepreneur". If that's the case, what is a Biblical Entrepreneur?

Biblical Entrepreneurs are not religious fanatics who expect God to bless their business just because they are Christians. On the contrary, Biblical Entrepreneurs use the Bible as a filter, guide, and benchmark to strategically and responsibly plan, develop, and manage their business operations, relationships, and finances. They keenly understand how to identify opportunities, take calculated risks, solve problems, and exercise stewardship in order to build a profitable and sustainable enterprise that honors God and transforms lives.

The values and characteristics of a Biblical Entrepreneur include vision, strategic leadership, integrity, creativity and innovation, risk-taking, professionalism, business savvy, graciousness, humility, and unconditional love for people. Without question, these are business characteristics that Jesus would endorse.

Biblical Entrepreneurs do business God's way, with God's resources, with God's results, for God's glory! That's how Jesus would do business!

So, how can you become an official Biblical Entrepreneur? I'm glad you asked. The Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) Certificate Program is a proprietary business discipleship course, created by Patrice and Gina Tsague at Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). BE offers a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles, and has been endorsed by Regent University and many other reputable organizations.

Some of the courses include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). Students who complete the entire course (BE I, II, and III) participate in a business plan competition and receive a Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate through NPIM and the Regent Center for Entrepreneurship.

I will be teaching an online version of BE I that starts Thursday, May 28th:
  • "Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship"
  • Thursday, May 28th - Thursday, July 30th (10 sessions)
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/be1online
  • Cost $400
BE is specifically suited for current or aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a higher calling.

If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Biblical Entrepreneurship Online Course Starts May 28th

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Business Based on a "Higher Calling"

In partnership with Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM), I will be teaching Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE), a 10-week webinar course for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to build and operate a business based on biblical principles. BE has been endorsed by the Regent Center for Entrepreneurship as the best biblically based entrepreneurship curriculum in the country.

BE is specifically suited for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a "higher calling". Specific topics that BE I Online will cover include:
  • The Attitude of a Biblical Entrepreneur
  • Biblical Entrepreneurship Characteristics
  • How to Identify Opportunities
  • How to Take Calculated Risks
  • How to Solve Problems
  • Understanding Business Stewardship
  • Biblical Profit
BE I Online starts Thursday, May 28th:
  • "Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship"
  • Thursday, May 28th - Thursday, July 30th (10 sessions)
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/be1online
  • Cost $400
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Redeeming the Good in Business

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When assessing the drivers behind the current financial condition of our national (and global) economy, it’s easy to see that greed and unethical behavior in business have played a very large role. While business has the potential to be an instrument to uplift, empower, and enhance people’s lives, misuse and abuse by many business leaders have resulted in the negative impact of thousands of families, as well as an unfavorable pall cast over business.

What if there was a way to redeem business by equipping entrepreneurs to build robust, values-based, profitable, sustainable enterprises that operate with the highest moral and ethical standards? Good news, there is a way! It's called Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE).

BE is a comprehensive curriculum that can be used to redeem business by restoring a moral, ethical, and biblical foundation within the marketplace. BE is strategic tool that equips current and aspiring entrepreneurs to identify opportunities, take calculated risks, solve problems, and exercise stewardship to enhance your business and develop your character.

On Thursday, May 21st, we will host a free webinar so you can get a taste of this transformational learning experience.

Free Webinar Info:
BE vs WE: Biblical Entrepreneurship vs Worldly Entrepreneurship
Thursday, May 21st
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

If you're interested in attending the free webinar or registering for the course send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

BE I Online begins Thursday, May 28th at 8:30 pm EDT. The tuition is $400. A 10% discount will be available through May 21st.

If you want to play a key role in redeeming the good in business that leads to a positive societal impact, Biblical Entrepreneurship will be a great tool in your toolkit!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.


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About Nehemiah Project International Ministries & Biblical Entrepreneurship
Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Inc. (NPIM) is a business training and business support service organization that offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) offers a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles.

Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). Students who complete the entire course (BE I, II, and III) participate in a business plan competition and receive a Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate through NPIM and Regent Center for Entrepreneurship.

Most graduates of the program operate small to medium-sized kingdom companies. The course is offered online and live through Biblical Entrepreneurship Certified Partners and is currently available in the United States, Mexico, Ukraine, Europe, Cameroon, Central Africa, Singapore and Malaysia.

The course is endorsed by Regent Center for Entrepreneurship, the National Association of Christian Financial Counselors, The Timothy Plan and G.A. Repple and Company.

To learn more about NPIM, visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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B.I.G. Dreams are coming soon to a mind near you!
www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Biblical Entrepreneurship - Free Webinar 05.21.09

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In partnership with Nehemiah Project International Ministries (see below), I will be teaching Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE), a 10-week webinar course for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to build and operate a business based on biblical principles. BE has been endorsed by Regent Center for Entrepreneurship as the best Biblically based entrepreneurship curriculum in the country.

On Thursday, May 21st, we will host a free webinar so you can get a taste of this transformational learning experience.

Free Webinar Info:
  • BE vs WE: Biblical Entrepreneurship vs Worldly Entrepreneurship
  • Thursday, May 21st
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
BE I Online begins Thursday, May 28th at 8:30 pm EDT. The tuition is $400. A 10% discount will be available through May 21st.

If you're interested in attending the free webinar or registering for the the course send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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About Nehemiah Project International Ministries & Biblical Entrepreneurship
Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Inc. (NPIM) is a business training and business support service organization that offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) offers a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles.

Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). Students who complete the entire course (BE I, BE II, and BE III) participate in a business plan competition and receive a Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate through NPIM and Regent Center for Entrepreneurship.

Most graduates of the program operate small to medium-sized kingdom companies. The course is offered online and live through Biblical Entrepreneurship Certified Partners and is currently available in the United States, Mexico, Ukraine, Europe, Cameroon, Central Africa, Singapore and Malaysia.

The course is endorsed by Regent Center for Entrepreneurship, the National Association of Christian Financial Counselors, The Timothy Plan and G.A. Repple and Company.

To learn more about NPIM, visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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B.I.G. Dreams are coming soon to a mind near you!
www.DreamBIGin3D.com


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THRIVE My Business!

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Is your business THRIVING?

If you answered no to that question, I would like to invite you to participate in an exclusive, innovative coaching program called Dream B.I.G in HD Business Coaching!

High-Definition (HD) technology provides the highest quality listening and viewing pleasure when compared to traditional audio and video systems. The intensity and clarity of the sound and picture quality creates enjoyable, unrivaled experiences for consumers. Unfortunately, most people live in “standard” definition – average, stagnant, and unfulfilled. Alternatively, people who operate in HD have incredible influence and impact on others, and thrive no matter what’s happening in their lives.

Upgrade Your Business to HD!


Just as a personal trainer works with athletes to reach their goals, Dream B.I.G. in HD coaching solutions will propel you to achieve excellence in every area of your life. Dream B.I.G. in HD is an intense, innovative, purpose-focused personal development process that will equip, encourage, and empower you to thrive in your life and business.

Recently, I have been focused on encouraging more people to be "on-purpose" entrepreneurs. One unique benefit of this coaching program is that you will be primed to strategically align your purpose, passions, and profession in ways that are meaningful, fulfilling, and profitable.

As your personal development catalyst, other key benefits I will provide you with include:

* Personalized B.I.G. Strategy for your life and business.
* Inspired instruction to help you execute your
B.I.G. Strategy.
* Accountability and collaboration with other group members.
* Flexible, progressive modules for real-time learning and application.

Free teleconference info session:
* Monday, May 11th
* 12:30 pm - 1 pm OR 7:30 pm - 8 pm (both times Eastern)
* Call-in #: (712) 432-0850
* Access code: 1030781#

This is an exclusive offer that will only be available for a limited time with a select group of people. The program launches June 1st. Registration closes May 22nd.

Stop surviving and stop striving. Start THRIVING!

Thrive on Purpose,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

*B.I.G. Dreams are coming soon to a mind near you!
www.DreamBIGin3D.com


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re:Positioning Entrepreneurship

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Love thy customer?

Why are you an entrepreneur? What is your driving motivation? What meaningful purpose does your business serve? How does your business positively impact society?

Over the past couple of days I've been having some interesting thoughts and conversations concerning how I view current and potential customers. Here's a few of my thoughts:
  1. You attract who you love. It's amazing how significant your influence can be when you love and serve people unconditionally.
  2. Loving your customers profitably creates sustainability.
  3. Loving your customers goes beyond just caring for them. It's providing products and services in their best interests - profitably.
  4. Love-leveraged influence is a powerful approach for those looking to use their giftedness and creativity to benefit others.
  5. Creatively applying your talents to bring solutions to other people's problems can result in unexpected opportunities.
  6. The greater your capacity to love and the more you apply your talents to others' problems, the larger your network and opportunities can grow.
Entrepreneur on Purpose

The challenges that our society is currently facing present incredible opportunities for a different kind of entrepreneur - a mission-driven entrepreneur. In one of my blog posts a couple years ago I defined a mission-driven entrepreneur as one who pursues and fulfills their life mission (purpose) through the operation of an enterprise that seeks to maximize profits while positively impacting social issues.

Based on the conversations that I've been having with multiple people lately, I believe lots of people are going through a search for meaning, including entrepreneurs. The things they used to care about or take for granted don't seem to mean as much to them any more. The amount of money they make isn't quite as big of a deal as it used to be. They are searching for something deeper than success. They are searching for significance.

One way to help people find meaning and significance through their business is to help them discover their purpose. Then their business is positioned to be an extension or expression of their purpose.

The process of discovering one's purpose, which some people refer to as "life planning", is similar to the process of developing a strategic business plan. A strategic life plan will equip you with the perspective, passion and motivation to operate your business in a way that fulfills your life purpose.

I believe entrepreneurs need a business plan and a life plan in order to be successful in all areas of their lives - financially, spiritually, physically, relationally and socially.

I am passionate about helping people to "entrepreneur on purpose", so they can find long-term meaning and have a significant societal impact through their enterprises. In fact I will be teaching this and other related topics at the re:Position Life Transition Summit this weekend, May 2nd in Alpharetta, GA.

Based on where you are in your life journey, maybe it's time for you to re:Position as an entrepreneur. I would love to help guide you along that pathway.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.


re:Position Life Transition Summit
"Shift your life from striving to THRIVING!"
~ Learn how to flourish in any economic environment ~
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Alpharetta, GA

Registration: http://repositionsummit.eventbrite.com

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