The catastrophic economy has fueled an influx of Christian business opportunities. More and more Christians are looking at network marketing, direct sales, and the home-based business industry as a viable way to not only make money, but also to fire their bosses and truly enjoy life.

With eyes and pocketbooks wide open, they desperately search for legitimate Christian business opportunities that fulfill their desire. Marketers understand what is happening now and are positioning themselves to seize the opportunity.

Some Christians are addicted to gambling and will only work with another Christian for religious reasons. Here are some issues that will be explored.

1. Does the business have to be started by a Christian?

Most Christians understand the importance of working with other “believers.” But does that mean they should block themselves from working with people who don’t have the same views as they do? Having such a view that you will only work with Christians can potentially hinder your ability to stay out of other people’s lives and succeed in business.

To be honest, more “worldly” people succeed in running businesses than Christians because they understand and follow the natural principles of running a business. One should always keep an open mind and take the approach that you can learn something from everyone, regardless of background.

Some business owners are not open about their faith, so it is not fair to judge whether they are Christian or not.

2. What will others think of me if I go into a non-Christian business?

If a person decides to get involved in a non-Christian business, the concern that others will judge them can hinder their success. An individual has only to look within himself and wonder if there is something morally wrong with what I am doing and if it is displeasing to God. Too many Christians are held hostage by what others think of them and miss out on life.

Non-Christian businessmen operate by the same golden rule. They want to make sure that they treat others the way they want to be treated. It is a universal principle that people also adhere to morally.

If one is a follower of Christ, they understand that He mingled with people from all walks of life. One should not judge not to get involved in a particular Christian business opportunity because he does not hold the same beliefs.

Research the opportunities that exist that pique your interest. See what ignites that passion and desire in you. Of course you want to pray too. Then take action. Don’t sit around waiting for a miracle. There are tons of Christian business opportunities out there. The only question is if it’s right for you. Don’t rule out non-Christian business opportunities as well.