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About the Author

Jeff Testerman is a serial entrepreneur. He has started over 12 small businesses in the past 30 years. He has also pastored two churches and served as a marriage and family counselor. Most of his businesses have been started with very little capital. Just hard work and marketing skills. His business advice is practical, to the point and from the real world perspective. No fancy fluff or hot air.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461004160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461004165
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,074,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jeff Testerman has started 12 businesses in 6 different states over the past 30 years. I have learned through the school of hard knocks how to run a profitable business. I've had businesses in Redmond, WA; Jackson, TN; San Antonio, TX; Ashland, OR; Columbia TN; Florence, AL; Clermont, FL; and a few more.

As a family we have some unique experiences. We spent two years in a converted school bus, traveling the country. We had 9 children the first year and 10 the second. I supported the family with my window cleaning business. No savings to draw on and no outside support. We would travel until the funds ran low and than me and my older boys would hit the streets, drum up business, make enough to go to the next location.

I also do seminars and workshops focusing on helping the Christian business owner run his business successfully with biblical principles. I'm a keynote speaker. I have 12 children,(all our own, no twins and no adoptions, been married 36 years to my high school sweetheart and we're still on our honeymoon.

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Full of practical business principles combined with Godly wisdom --Jeff Testerman's Bible Based Businesses Biblical Principles for Success in Business and Life is an excellent and quick read. As a husband, father of 8, small business owner and a church planting pastor, this book supplied me with an abundance of Biblically based principles applied to business and life, with a dose of encouragement to persevere and maintain integrity in all roles. No surprise at his ability to clearly communicate these concepts. What else would one expect from an entrepreneur who has been successful many times over in the business world, while following wholeheartedly after Jesus, and living a godly life as a husband and father to twelve? Time management, focus, diligence, balance and servanthood are key ingredients in Jeff's ability to manage to "bring the kingdom of heaven down to earth" in his own daily living. These are just some of the highlights covered in this book.
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As a successful business owner for over a decade, I found "Bible Based Businesses" to be a motivational book. It was a quick read. The author covered the primary keys of success such as business vision, hard work, persistence, and having the right foundations all from a Christian perspective.

Here's a quote that he shared which aligned with my own experience.
"Success is when you reach a level of contentment that puts you in a place of peace and quiet joy. It`s between you and God. It does not depend on things or people`s opinions."

If you're looking for a step-by-step guide to setting up a business from scratch, this isn't it though. This is more foundational of getting your inner thinking and actions right instead of the specific steps to take daily in the business. It more than worth the cost if you care about true success.
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Blessings come from a proper alignment to God's principles and laws. Haven't been in the business world as long as being in the ministry. My background has been mostly ministry for the past 60 years, both in large and smaller churches. The principles that Jeff relates to business are accurate for any people related relationships.

I'm no longer a young man with lots of physical energy. My life has been focused on encouraging people and Jeff spoke to my life in "Bible Based Business Biblical Principles For Success In Business and Life." My Life Group (Care Group) is a place where we regularly refresh our focus on caring for and encouraging people. Jeff, your book has helped me refocus and I thank you for inspiring your readers. I was your minister and neighbor ... and old enough to be your father, but not too old to learn from you. Some of the most helpful material I've read from your book related to managing my life and time. Thanks for the example you have set and lived. Your family is a blessing to my family!
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Jeff's book on applying Biblical principles to our lives as business owners is easy to read and encouraging. This is not a cook book but one that can be discussed in a small group of individuals who are seeking to live Godly lives in a secular environment. While we know that God intends to bless His children for obedience, we also need to remember that He primarily intends to use us as candles in the darkness. So when we are persecuted it is to demonstrate the power and love of God to a watching world.

God saved us to demonstrate His love. And when we fail, even when we are living Godly lives, He has the opportunity to lift us up. We run the race as to win, but are joyful even in defeat.

This is an easy, encouraging book for all Christians interested in living skillfully in the world.
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Jeff has masterfully melded his knowledge of God and His Word with his experiences as a business owner to produce Bible Based Businesses. I could have certainly used these principles during my short season as a business owner, but now as a pastor I can pass on this wealth to the small business owners in the body so they can keep their focus biblically and avoid the trap of compartmentalizing what is often viewed as secular and spiritual in owning a business and honoring God in the process.
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This is one of the most refreshing books I've read that combines business and your Christian walk. The wisdom and insight that Jeff gives, combined with the practical exercises and scriptural foundation, makes this book easy to read & understand. A balanced book of dreaming and doing! I read the entire book in one sitting and walked away with nuggets to be implemented immediately. A great read no matter what your line of work is!
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I would recommend this book for anyone, no matter how long you've been in business. If all owners practiced these principals the world would be a better place.
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