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Christian Ethics for starting own Biz

Ikonguru

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I would like to start some kind of part-time, probably on-line Business, maybe using eBay or similar.

Basically, we need extra income and I like the idea of being in control of a Biz, rather than being at the mercy of an immoral, greed-driven, regular Corporation.

I am concerned about the Christian Ethics of trading / services etc.
I'd rather do something like crafting or food / herbal / plants that might be useful to end users, rather than just churn out throwaway, vanity objects.

We all have to put food on the table to survive, but I struggle with the idea of taking peoples money for something they don't really need, or 'ripping the customer off'.

I am wondering if anyone has links to info. from an Orthodox viewpoint about money-making and business choices. :-\
 

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I think the Golden Rule pretty much encapsulates the Orthodox view on running a business.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
I think the Golden Rule pretty much encapsulates the Orthodox view on running a business.
You mean 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you'' ?

Yes, that's good advice!
 

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Chris Banescu is an Orthodox speaker who also talks about business ethics and often about both. I'd recommend you follow more of him.

http://www.chrisbanescu.com/

http://orthodoxnet.com/blog/2013/08/economic-truths-are-part-of-gods-dominion/

http://chrisbanescu.com/blog/2009/04/orthodox-christianity-and-capitalism-are-they-compatible/
 

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Fabio Leite said:
Chris Banescu is an Orthodox speaker who also talks about business ethics and often about both. I'd recommend you follow more of him.

http://www.chrisbanescu.com/

http://orthodoxnet.com/blog/2013/08/economic-truths-are-part-of-gods-dominion/

http://chrisbanescu.com/blog/2009/04/orthodox-christianity-and-capitalism-are-they-compatible/
Thanks for the links.
 
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