Christian Entrepreneurship Program

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 

Proverbs 15:22 NIV


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:10 NIV 

Christian Entrepreneurship Program will incorporate real-time applications of Christian faith principles to business operations – featuring Biblical material connected to business principles. The courses will have a technical nature, to teach how to run a business, not just theory behind business practices. 

Each course will consist of lectures, recommended reading lists, and printable worksheets and handouts. Case studies and supplementary reading materials will be woven throughout. 

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 20 lectures 
  • 50 Supplemental Materials and recommended articles 
  • Case studies 
  • Unlimited Lifetime Access to the Program 
  • Free consultation phone calls with Trusted CSEA advisors (Certified Small EnterpriseAdvisor) 
  • Your own business plan after completion of the program 
  • Completion Certification 
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs 

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone who are considering starting a business
  • Anyone who has already started the journey but have questions on running the business
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to apply his/her faith to day to day business operation
  • Anyone who needs a business plan

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 

Proverbs 4:7 NIV



Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 12:1 NIV

Curriculum

I.  WHAT IS BUSINESS 

Entrepreneurs live out God’s cultural mandate through the ownership and production of private property. Starting a business is equal part vision, technical skill, and ability to implement. By growing your technical skills you glorify God.

1.1 God and Business


Lecture | 1.1.1 What is God’s View of Business  | 15:00 / 9 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.1.2 Strategic Planning & Property of Risk Avoidance | 4 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.1.3 Charity and Business | 3 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.1.4 The Entrepreneur and Capitalism | 5 Pages


Quiz


1.2 Structure of Business


Lecture | 1.2.1 Three Stages of Business | 05:00 / 4 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.2.2 Running Your Company with the Exit Strategy in Mind | 6 Pages


Quiz 


1.3 Speed of Business


Lecture | 1.3.1 Three Speeds of Business | 04:00 / 3 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.3.2 What is the Rule of 10 | 2 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.3.3 Strategic Planning | 6 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.3.4 Surviving the S Curve | 3 Pages


Supplemental Material | 1.3.4 Business Cycle Preparation | 5 Pages


Quiz


1.4 Roadmap


Lecture | 1.4.1 Roadmap for Business | 07:30 / 12 Pages


1.5 Case Study

II.WHO ARE CUSTOMERS

How should we interact with and treat our customers and clients? Is the customer alwaysright? Biblical commandments and parables show that we are our brother’s keeper and that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves. This course focuses on engaging clients by understanding how and why customers buy.

2.1 God and Customers


Lecture | 2.1.1 What is God’s View of Customers | 22:00 / 8 Pages


Supplemental Material | 2.1.2 What is it a Customer or a Client | 3 Pages


Quiz 


2.2 Market Position


Lecture | 2.2.1 What is Market Position | 18:00 / 5 Pages


Supplemental Material | 2.2.2. Market Positioning | 5 Pages


Supplemental Material | 2.2.3 Maximizing Opportunities for Market Differentiation | 4 Pages


Quiz


2.3 Marketing Basis


Lecture | 2.3.1 Planning for Marketing | 21:00 / 18 Pages


Supplemental Material | 2.3.2 Marketing Calendar | 3 Pages


Supplemental Material | 2.3.3. Web Marketing | 5 Pages


Supplemental Material | 2.3.4 Connecting to New Customers | 2 Pages


Quiz


2.4 Case Study

III. WHAT IS CAPITAL

What are there sources needed to start a business? How do investments affect a company? Capital is the sum of assets an entrepreneur uses to fuel their business and is both a responsibility and a blessing. This course explores how to acquire capital and deploy it wisely.

3.1 God and Capital



Lecture | 3.1.1 What is Capital in God’s World  |16:00 / 7 Pages



Supplemental Material | 3.1.2 The Stewardship Principlesfor Family Companies  | 14 Pages



Quiz



3.2 How Much Capital is Needed



Lecture | 3.2.1 How Much Capital is Needed  | 21:00/ 12 Pages



Supplemental Material | 3.2.2 Forecasting: The Importanceof A Financial Model | 7 Pages



Quiz



3.3 How to Get Capital



Lecture | 3.3.1 How to Get Capital | 1:05:00 / 18 Pages



Supplemental Material | 3.3.2 Accessing Capital | 5 Pages



Quiz



3.4 Case Study

IV.HOW TO BE ACCOUNTABLE

Who holds entrepreneurs accountable? In short, we are answerable to God for our work on earth. Entrepreneurs have the responsibility of understanding concepts such as profit and loss and economic calculations to better allocate resources and make wise decisions.

4.1 God and Accountability



Lecture | 4.1.1 How to be Accountable in God’s World | 8:00 / 7 Pages



Supplemental Material | 4.1.2 Cathedral Financial Systems Lecture 1 Overview | 5 Pages



Quiz



4.2 What are Financial Reports



Lecture | 4.2.1 What are Financial Reports | 25:00 / 11 Pages



Supplemental Material | 4.2.2 Financial Statements | 5 Pages



Supplemental Material | 4.2.3 Case Vs. Accrual Accounting  | 4 Pages



Supplemental Material | 4.2.4 Monthly Financial Reporting Package | 14 Pages



Supplemental Material | 4.2.5 Key Performance Indicators | 4 Pages



4.3 Financial Statement Process



Lecture | 4.3.1 How to Get Financial Reports | 29:00 / 11 Pages



Supplemental Material | 4.3.2 Creating Timely, Accurate Financial Statements | 5 pages



Supplemental Material | 4.3.3 Liquidity and Solvency Ratios | 4 Pages



4.4 Case Study 

V. HOW TO BE LEGAL

How does political and economic liberty affect business? Scripture makes clear our responsibility to abide by the governmental order. During this course learn the implications that the law has on business.

5.1 God and Law



Lecture | 5.1.1 What is the Role of Law in God’s World | 7:30 / 7 Pages



5.2 What Organization to Select



Lecture | 5.2.1 What is the Proper Organization Structure | 58:00 / 10 Pages



Supplemental Material | 5.2.2 Tax Planning: Which Organization Structure is Best | 5 Pages



Supplemental Material | 5.2.3 C to S Curve | 7 Pages



Quiz



5.3 Why Pay Your Taxes



Lecture | 5.3.1 How to Pay Taxes | 1:05:00 / 18 Pages



Supplemental Material | 5.3.2 Quarterly Estimated Taxes | 3 Pages



Supplemental Material | 5.3.3 Distribution. Dividends, and Compensation | 4 Pages



Supplemental Material | 5.3.4 Business Tax Rates and Key Features for 2014 | 4 Pages



5.4. Case Study 

VI. HOW TO TREAT EMPLOYEES 

Should a Christian employer have a unique relationship with his or her employees distinct from a secular employer? The Bible has much to say about the interactions between subordinates and superiors. The difference is love. This study provides best business practices for Human Resource Management with a focus on loving our employees like Christ.

6.1 God and Employees



Lecture | 6.1.1 What is God’s View of Employees | 12:00 / 8 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.1.2 Cathedral Management and Human Resources | 8 Pages



Quiz 



6.2 Compensation Process



Lecture | 6.2.1 How are Employees Compensated | 55:00 / 15 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.2.2 Performance Review | 5 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.2.3 Sample Performance Review | 1 Page



Supplemental Material | 6.2.4 Avoid the Death Spiral | 5 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.2.5 Compensation Program | 14 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.2.6 Compensation Planning | 6 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.2.7 Employee’s Raises Worksheet | 1 Page



Supplemental Material | 6.2.8 Compensation Benefits Template | 1 Page



Quiz 



6.3 Organization Chart



Lecture | 6.3.1 What is the Use of an Organization Chart | 29:00 / 9 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.3.2 Organization Chart Utilization Chart | 4 Pages



Supplemental Material | 6.3.3 Organization Chart Title | 3 Pages



Quiz



6.4 Case Study 

VII. WHAT TO DO WITH PROFITS 

Are profits inherently evil? No. In fact, large profits show that resources have beenrightly allocated to their highest valued ends. Profits provide the opportunity to invest wisely and multiply the blessing. This course explores the re-deployment of profits to further grow a company.

7.1 God and Profits


Lecture | 7.1.1 What is God’s View of Profits | 7:30 / 7 Pages


Quiz


7.2 Case Study

VIII. CREATING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

FCCI Member: $995.00 
Non Member: $1200.00
Registration Fee: $75.00

Philip J. Clements was a man who valued education was a life-long learner and an entrepreneur. He earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Puget Sound, a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, an L.L.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law and a Masters in Theological Studies from the Reformed Theological Seminary. 

Phil had a passion for serving clients and mentoring fellow colleagues. His long and illustrious career started at Coopers and Lybrand, LLP in 1978 where he became a partner and was on the U.S. board. He continued serving as partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he was on the U.S. and global boards. During his time there, he was the global leader of the Corporate Value Consulting practice which was acquired by Standard and Poor’s in 2001. Phil held the position of Executive Vice President and leader of S&P Corporate Value Consulting until he retired in 2004.

Not one to sit on the beach, Phil went on to co-found Cathedral Consulting Group, LLC with the vision to bring technical skills on key business matters to small to mid-sized private companies while relying on the timeless business principles found in Scripture. He also went on to found Calyx Capital Advisors, LLC; The Center for Christian Business Ethics Today, LLC; Academic Development Consulting, LLC; and PJC Real Estate, LLC. All of the companies together are under the umbrella of PJC Holdings, LLC founded by Philip J. Clements. He also designed the Certified Small Enterprises Advisor (CSEA) Program which is a new certification for professionals who advise small enterprises. 

In addition to his management roles, Phil had over 20 years’ experience advising companies on their company’s value, effect on value of different operating and financial strategies, such as sell, take public and/or joint venture options. Advice included due diligence, tax strategies, accounting issues, business strategies, corporate structure, and capitalization arrangements. He had consulted on corporate spinoffs, restructuring, and shareholder value implementation strategies. Phil has spoken and written on the economics of regional power planning, Global CapitalTrends-Effects of the U.S. Business Environment, Tax Strategies in M&A Transactions, Financing Leverage Buyouts, Capital for Financial Institutions,and Global Financial Instruments. Phil spoke at BusinessWeek’s 2003 CFO CIO Forum on the Implications of 2003 Tax legislation.

Business Ethics: Adding a Christian Worldview, edited by Phil, had been printed by McGraw-Hill for The King’s College 2007 Business Ethics course. In 2005 Phil led the preparation of Faith and Development in Africa for the AFREG conference held in Nigeria in 2006. Phil co-authored Fairness Opinions: A Users Guide, published by McGraw-Hill in 2005. He also wrote the foreword to The Art of M&A Due Diligence – Navigating Critical Steps and Uncovering Crucial Data, published 2000.

As an advocate for the next generation, Phil had a passion for mentoring and teaching all ages. He was the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business at The King’s College, New York City, teaching Financial Accounting, Business Law, International Business,and Business Ethics. He was also Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University teaching Business Valuation for the Masters in Accounting and Finance programs.