Our Founder and CEO, Rick Boxx, is an entrepreneur, former bank executive, management consultant, CPA and passionate student of the Bible. He has vast experience in helping business executives and small business owners solve their business issues with practical biblical wisdom. Using his gifts of teaching, writing, and counseling Rick communicates God’s truths in ways that are not only helpful but practical. Ask Rick is a comprehensive resource for Christian business and ministry leaders looking for answers, encouragement & support. We also have video resources below where Rick answers the 10 questions he is asked most often. As you watch these videos you will find helpful tips, real-life answers and powerful encouragement. Have a question that isn’t addressed in one of the videos below? Submit your question in the form below to ask Rick and he will contact you shortly.
When is it time to pull the plug on my business? [Video]
Many times, people struggle with determining whether or not this business is still their calling and their purpose, and where they should go from there, and whether or not they should still stick to it and try and move forward. There’s an old saying that says, “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, and expect the same result, that’s the definition of insanity.”
Over the years, I received many counseling calls from people that have basically the same question, and that question relates to, “Is bankruptcy Biblical?”
I usually have to go on to describe to them that bankruptcy is a man-made legal process that has enabled us in this day to be able to avoid putting people in debtors’ prisons like when on in Biblical times. God also made provision that that was really what our bankruptcy laws came out of for the Israelites.
How do I handle an employee that’s not working out? [Video]
Many people have called me over the years, trying to walk through how to best handle those types of employee challenges. The first thing you need to discover is the root of the problem. Are they not working out due to behavior issues or due to lack of skill? If it’s due to lack of skill, the problem may be yours rather than the employee.
Can I legally run my business on biblical principles if I have employees who aren’t believers? [Video]
Many people have asked me over the years if they can legally run their business on biblical principles. The simple answer is yes. Although you cannot discriminate in your hiring based on religious discrimination you do have the right to run your business as you think is best, including by applying timeless biblical wisdom.
What do I do if my boss is asking me to do something immoral? [Video]
Many people are so fearful of losing their job that they are unwilling to do what is right when they are being pressured by a boss. This is a lack of faith in God and His ability to assure that you have a job when necessary.
A friend of mine called me once and asked for advice. His employer was asking him to doctor their books for the bank. When I told him he needed to say no and resign if necessary. He told me, “I was out of work a long time before landing this job. I can’t do that because I may not find a job quick enough.”
How do I handle a conflict in my workplace? [Video]
A business owner told me once, “If I didn’t have people in this organization I wouldn’t have any problems.” Conflict is inevitable in any workplace, but most workplaces become toxic due to the way conflict is handled.
When there is a conflict between two parties most people either, stand and fight, or they flee. Neither is the best approach. To make matters worse many of those who flee a difficult situation have a tendency to want to go gossip to others about the person with whom they are angry.
Jesus taught a much better model in Matthew 18. Although Jesus was giving a model for dealing with a conflict within the context of the church, His principles are appropriate for all.
Many Christian leaders wrestle with whether or not they should hire only Christians in their workplace. The answer is usually, “It depends.”
Jesus taught in Matthew 5, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
This one business principle from the Bible causes much confusion, and concern for Christian small business owners. Business coach, Rick Boxx tackles the subject head-on and presents a compelling case to building on biblical business principles.
Should a Small Business Tithe on Business Profits? [Video]
Charitable giving, business tithing, tax deductions. It can be a little overwhelming. Join business coach Rick Boxx for a clear and concise teaching on the subject. With years experience coaching and mentoring Christian business leaders, his sound advice on the topic of business tithing and charitable giving brings clarity and reminds us that ultimately God owns it all.