With OPPORTUNITY for ALL! BAM in the New American City!

Making THAT connection with new “Other-culture” people in American communities provides at least five opportunities:
1) opportunity to welcome the stranger
2) opportunity to create jobs, adding value to communities
3) opportunity to find innovation through new eyes
4) opportunity to share the love of Christ
5) opportunity to learn Other cultures

Who knows what might emerge from partnerships, coaching, or co-development of business? Why not partner? It may mean profit all around.

New immigrants need help understanding American cultural ways– not just about knowing how to turn on electric appliances or how to ride a bus to the grocery store, but what makes Americans tick.

New immigrants bring with them new eyes that see differently and maybe see opportunities and innovation old American eyes can’t. “Immigrants are now more than twice as likely as the native-born to start a business.”*

See Mark Canavera’s recent article, subtitled, “Enabling immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs to take flight in their new economy.” He describes a model Philadelphia initiative that resources immigrant entrepreneurs.

Wow – what a story! What a model!

Where is BAM as it relates to the American immigrant/refugee communities? OPPORTUNITY ON OUR DOORSTEP!

* http://www.renewoureconomy.org/sites/all/themes/pnae/openforbusiness.pdf


About rbuddglobal

Towards Business As Mission becoming skilled culturally. Alongside West African colleagues who train workers to go cross-culturally. Learning, teaching, communicating, and being with others to make disciples for Jesus who welcomes all.
This entry was posted in BAM Glocal and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s