Building a Successful Small Business
Barry is the owner of BH Davenport electrical service. Along with his wife Juli, they’ve been in business for 37 years of business, and they’ve never once had to advertise. A success they credit to their lifestyle of giving.
Juli says, “I marvel at what God has done.”
Barry says, “It’s been no hardship at all. It’s been a blessing in life with everything that we do.”
The Davenports have been giving since the 1970’s after they learned about tithing from the 700 Club.
Juli shares, “I especially remember Pat Robertson having talked about the Law of Reciprocity, the fact that we get back what we give. If we're unselfish, we receive more.”
A few years later, Barry opened a small business and he quickly saw big returns. So, the Davenports continued to give and their income continued to grow! And through the years, one of the ministries they’ve been sure to support has been CBN.
Juli recalls, “It's great to have the opportunity to be apart of what God's doing in the world. That's the big thing. Being a part of what God is doing in the world.”
Barry shares, “I see so many different things all over the world. Different wells are put into different places to provide fresh water. We gave more and more and we were blessed more and more.”
But in 2012, Barry was seriously hurt in a biking accident. He couldn’t work and so his income stopped for four months. Still, the Davenports trusted God, continued to give and watched God take care of their needs.
Barry says, “God blessed us and provided a way that we would be able to continue.”
When Barry returned to work, he landed 40 new contracts. Today, business is better than before! So now the Davenports encourage everyone to trust God and give as well.
Barry shares, “Start off with just a little bit and you'll see how you get blessed by it. It just increases, the blessings that you get from it.”
Juli says, “We just get more love and more joy, more peace in return. And what have you got to lose? That’s what I’d say.”