Stay Inspired Here you will find fresh insights, stories, and resources on topics related to social enterprise, community development, and small business. Want more? Check out the CovEnterprise Podcast Listen and subscribe on iTunes, or Spotify. Vocation in a decreasingly local world-2 By Adam Gustine | March 15, 2019 The world is changing rapidly. Becoming more global, more diverse, more urban. There is so much we gain from our globalizing world. But, at the risk of potentially sounding a… Read More Examining Vocation and the Dignity of Work- 1 By Adam Gustine | March 7, 2019 Frederick Buechner remarks that vocation is “the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” I love this line. I resonate deeply with it and am inspired by… Read More Meet the Enterprises By Adam Gustine | March 1, 2019 If you look at our marketplace page, you’ll see a growing number of enterprises in the CovEnterprises family. Some of them we’ve had the privilege of helping to launch, but… Read More Business in the Neighborhood By Adam Gustine | February 15, 2019 Over the past three years, CovEnterprises and LMDJ has hosted an intensive on social enterprise at Midwinter. Each year, we have gathered pastors and community development practitioners from inside and… Read More Five Factors- Part 6- Material By Adam Gustine | February 8, 2019 Lastly for our series on looking for natural advantages for your business, we come to the question of material. What does it take to run your business, specifically, what consumable… Read More Five Factors- Part 5- Facility By Adam Gustine | February 1, 2019 One of the biggest challenges a new enterprise will face will be absorbing high facility costs. If you are making loan or rent payments on a facility (likely meaning you… Read More Five Factors- Part 4- Labor By Adam Gustine | January 25, 2019 Looking for a natural advantage when it comes to labor costs is a 3rd factor that will impact the potential success of your enterprise. The challenge with looking for a… Read More Five Factors- Part 3- Market By Adam Gustine | January 18, 2019 A second factor that will have a serious impact on the viability of your enterprise is the question of the market for your business. Who is buying what you are… Read More Five Factors- Part 2- Capital By Adam Gustine | January 11, 2019 The first of the five factors is capital. More specifically, the kind of capital you have access to that you are using to launch your enterprise. Not surprisingly, many businesses… Read More 5 Factors- Part 1 By Adam Gustine | January 4, 2019 In our previous series, we wrestled with the question of impact. What kind of impact will your social enterprise venture make in the community? How do you know? How will… Read More « Previous 1 2 3 4 Next » Have questions or want to get involved? Contact the LMDJ team to learn more about joining the movement.