What does the Bible teach about starting a business ?

What does scripture teach about starting a business, especially in regards to Christians who have a family who want to start or are starting a business? 

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Always go the second mile. Do more than anticipated and expected. Surprise others by paying attention to the little things that others don't. Be different. (Matthew 5:41)

Treat customers as you yourself would want to be treated. (Luke 6:31)

Live your life and run your business with purpose and spiritual vision. Use your business profits to fulfill or accomplish that vision. Profit is good. Profit used for good is better. (Mark 8:36)

Say Yes to those things that will make you and your organization better, and No to things that won't. Live up to your word. Make your signature mean something. Fulfill your commitments. (Matthew 5:36-37)

Make the move from owner to overseer. Practice stewardship. 
Use your resources wisely. Remember that God owns it all, and that He will reward those that use the resources He entrusts to them to their maximum capability. Be ready to give an accounting for all of your decisions. Seek to hear the words "well done." (Matthew 25:23)

Sow bountifully. Be generous with your seeds. Plant daily. Be constantly trying new things. Don't be afraid to start small. Practice patience. (2 Corinthians 9:6)

Dream big, "impossible" dreams, and set big spiritual goals. Stretch yourself and your team. Find new ways to look at old problems. Embrace belief. Pray big prayers and expect bigger answers. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Be forward thinking. Make decisions with tomorrow in mind. Prepare for the future by making the right decision today. (Proverbs 4:26-27)

Seek first the principles of God and His kingdom. Know your priorities. Honor God with the first fruits in all aspects of your life and leadership. (Matthew 6:33)

Find passionate and reliable people. When a company finds the gifts and passions of their people and discerns how to release those passions, then higher productivity is enjoyed by the person and the company. (Ephesians 2:10)

Do everything for a bigger purpose and a nobler cause. Innovate. Always improve and strive to make products and service better. Think in terms of eternity. (Colossians 3:23-24)

Invest wisely. Don't forget to invest in yourself. Make the right investments to help the business to grow. Invest in your people. Invest to grow your commitment and your passion. (Matthew 6:21)

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