16 Reasons to Consider a “For-Profit” Status For Your Ministry

MP900387808The costs associated with funding programs can be a ministry’s greatest challenge. A “For-Profit”  status may be the solution.

A non-profit status is still a safe way to organize a ministry. It is good to give and provide for ministry and leaders who serve.  But, what if that isn’t the path for you?  The IRS  code gives us guidelines for operating a non-profit organization.  But what if God has a different plan using His own code for your ministry operation  without the 501(c)(3)?  What if your business (or profession) is where your ministry will happen?

Continue reading

5 Ways to Manage Office Gossip and Help Your Career

Two Young Women in Front of the Computer TalkingWherever people convene, there will likely be some sort of gossip and the office is no exception.

There are work assignments that feel like a nagging fly, buzzing around the office, loitering at your desk and making itself at home. In spite of the discomfort of handling those nagging tasks, there is another bug that’s even worse – Office Gossip!

Dealing with office gossip can be a major distraction that hinders productivity and cohesion for any group.

Most people spend at least 8 hours at work. Co-workers eat lunch together, celebrate holidays in the office, travel together, and often communicate after work hours. it’s understandable how the relationships at work can become personal, and sometimes, intimate. As beneficial as work relationships can be, the business relationship is different and requires  boundaries and precautions.

Continue reading

Costly Secrets That Employees Keep

MP900387752The secrets employees keep can be one of the most costly hidden expenses a business owner encounters.

The problem happens when an employee, who has inside information about the business, decides to keep that information a secret. While there are many reasons why this happens, there is one avoidable reason for the secrecy – the employee knows that it is not in the best interest of her career to tell the truth. Continue reading

with Rhonda Y. Wiliams