The entrepreneur will either join an existing business project or begin their own. They will establish a company that will provide jobs and creates opportunities for building relationships within the community. This person will be responsible for establishing management processes that equip others to share in the responsibility and grow in skills. It would also be very advantageous to incorporate internship opportunities to train others to be successful in similar endeavors. Specific challenges to this position include long work hours during the business start-up phase, navigating unique governmental requirements for operating a business, and identifying a viable business niche to engage in.
A qualified candidate will have a generalized (or specific) business acumen. Specific experience is not required but may be helpful. The type of business one pursues would be dependent upon current skills, interests, or experience and identified needs in the host society. Specific education is not required, but an understanding of doing business with a focus on not just being fiscally responsible but also people/relationally focused is a plus (i.e., an understanding of concepts of BAM). A propensity to persevere through adversity is extremely helpful. This position would require a minimum of a five-year commitment.
The entrepreneur is responsible to themselves and any business partners as well as government regulations for business-related affairs. They will report to their team leader for organization-related accountability.
The entrepreneur will need to establish a business from start to finish. This includes:
- Establishing a viable business plan
- Gathering capital for the business
- Training staff
- Developing various company policies and protocols
- Incorporating God-honoring principles throughout the business
A successful candidate, by God’s grace, will work toward the following:
- Creating a business that develops others
- Establishing a healthy customer base
- Deep relationships with staff
- Providing visas for other colleagues
- Training others to be successful entrepreneurs