Crown Business

Larry Burkett started a business outreach more than 35 years ago teaching and ministering to the business leaders across our land. God has a plan for operating a business and His principles are proven to work! Whether your business is large or small, Crown is here to help. We have developed a specialized and hands-on training to help business professionals become Crown Business Advisors. We have raised up this group of leaders who can help start or grow your business while approaching problems and difficulties with a biblical worldview.

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10 Ways Sales Managers Fail

Just like sales, sales management requires training. It’s an uphill battle to walk into such a complicated role and see success without any help. Unfortunately, far too many organizations take their top performing salesperson and turn him or her into a sales manager. Other organizations just hire someone for the Sales Manager position and say, “go do it!” That simply doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because – more often than not – we see sales managers (veterans and rookies alike) making mistakes. Here are 10 ways Sales Managers fail: Unilaterally raising quotas on star performers… or making quotas impossible for…

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5 Things High Performing Sales Managers Should Be Doing with Excellence

The sales manager plays a critical role in determining a sales organization’s success or lack thereof, and that pressure and responsibility requires a unique personality and the willingness to wear many hats. Leading a sales team to high performance levels isn’t a “one size fits all” task, as successful leadership in one company’s culture may not produce the same result in another. High performing sales managers are skilled in adapting their leadership style to fit the needs of their unique sales team. While this flexibility is key, there are 5 things that every great sales manager should be putting to…

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Is Your Brand Selling A Lie?

On September 12, 1940, 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat scrambled through a tiny hole in the mountainside in Southern France. Just inside the mouth of the cave, Ravidat lit a grease gun from the garage where he worked and slowly walked deeper into the cavern. As the faint light from his makeshift torch crawled across the walls, he noticed a flicker of color. Marcel Ravidat shifted the light to get a better look and consequently discovered one of the most exquisite examples of prehistoric art in the world, the 17,000-year-old Lascaux cave paintings. Besides being some of the best preserved prehistoric cave…

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Innovation From a Peanut

By Joel Montgomery When I was young, I said to God, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But God answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So I said, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then God said, ‘Well, George, that’s more nearly your size.’ George Washington Carver was born into slavery in 1864 on a farm in Diamond Grove, Missouri. Carver was raised by his white masters, Moses and Susan Carver, and from an early age he had a fascination with plants. George Carver hungered for knowledge and when there was no school for black…

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Is Bronze Age Debt Forgiveness Relevant Today?

“The rich rule over the poor; and the borrower is slave to the lender” – Proverbs 22:7 On September 17, 2011 droves of young people entered Zuccotti Park located in the Wall Street financial district of lower Manhattan to protest the growing inequality and wealth distribution in America. While the movement was far from spontaneous, in fact it was launched by Adbusters, a Canadian magazine, and promoted by a Manhattan-based PR agency, the reality remains that income inequality is on the rise at a staggering pace. Did you know that the 85 richest people in the world have as much…

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Discovering Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism

“Business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity” – John Mackey In 1978, two idealistic twenty-somethings launched a natural foods store in an old 3,000 sqft Victorian house in Austin, Texas. Two years later, John Mackey merged Safer Way with the founders of a natural grocery in Clarksville to form the first Whole Foods Market. Prior to becoming an “evil” businessman, Mackey embraced Eastern philosophy and progressive thought. He…

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Business and Faith Connected: One Man’s Journey

Waiting on the Mist to Lift

He told his wife he’d be a millionaire by age 30. But that year he was forced to file for bankruptcy protection. Phil Drake worked a feverish 100 hours a week — his business’s debt was six times as large as its income. His wife was left to care for their three young children — living on food stamps. And the IRS was knocking at their door — threatening to shut him down. He thought about suicide. At least the insurance money would let his family eat. For Phil, “business and faith were not connected. God was only there for emergencies….

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