Business leader speaks about 'passionate entrepreneurship'

Business leader speaks about 'passionate entrepreneurship'

Author, speaker, and business leader Steve Adams focused students, faculty, and staff at BBC&S on broader ways to look at ministry during a special September 4 afternoon talk.

In discussing his new book, "The Passionate Entrepreneur," Adams centered on how business can be used to advance material and spiritual needs. He shared how he has been able to use his experience and success to help fund businesses in countries that are struggling economically. He uses his business experience to train people in those countries to establish and maintain their own small firms.

BBC&S"I love college students; they're full of potential," Adams said. "I hope this might cause them to have a bigger view of how they can use their business degree -- beyond just making money for themselves and their families. I hope to spark some kind of a work that God is going to do in their lives, maybe even over a decade from now."

See pictures from the event here.

Adams, who served as a BBC&S Trustee from 2002 through 2011, lives with his family in Michigan. He operates successful Pet Supplies Plus stores across the country.

Among those attending was Kasey Gresock, a senior Business Administration major from Dubois, PA.

"It was nice to hear about someone who has been successful in business ministry," she said. "A lot of people look at ministry and business as being totally different, so it was good to hear they can be combined."

Holly Demianovich, a senior Business Administration major from Vandling, PA, agreed.

"It was a unique opportunity to hear about different business as missions ministries around the world," she said. "I have an interest in business as missions, so it was nice to hear about some possible organizations that I could possibly get involved in within the next 10 years."

After college and achieving success as a commercial lender to small- and medium-sized businesses, Adams the corporate world for the new possibilities of entrepreneurship. After nearly two decades of risk, experimentation, failure, and success as an entrepreneur, Adams wrote a book sharing his insights and experiences.

"If a seed was planted today, I will be happy," Adams said.

Learn more about Adams' book at

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Posted on: 9/9/2013 8:40:14 AM

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