One of the highlights of our travel was going on a Kingdom Business Tour of local businesses who have been through the Biblical Entrepreneurship Program. These owners are an inspiration and motivation. They are the reason we are passionate about bringing the Nehemiah Entrepreneurship program around the world. Our curriculum is a catalyst for building kingdom businesses that support new businesses, provide jobs, and improve the quality of life.
Our first stop on the Kingdom Business Tour was In-Corp. This is a payroll processing service that serves twenty thousand employees in Mexico. They proudly display their mission and vision outside the offices. They have 200 employees, process over $8 million dollars of payroll a month with gross revenue of $1 million dollars. This company is owned by Rene, his brother, and several other partners.
Next stop was Powerself Technologies owned by David and Estella Ordonez. These Biblical Entrepreneurs have been in business for 20 years offering computer disaster recovery and continuity services. Their cloud-based technology backs up telecommunication infrastructure with their own links to provide communications, telephone, and internet services without interruption to their clients. They have been in business for 15 years, have 15 employees and 30 subcontractors, and operate at 80% gross profit margin.
We then visited Braveheart Collective. Jesus Florin and Rebecca Ross focus their ministry on working with indigenous tribes, Otomi and Huichol communities in Puebla and Jalisco, to support their economies by purchasing and reselling their crafts. Their vision is to share the best pieces of artisan creativity to deeply transform lives around the world. Their mission is to offer fair trade items through the distribution and promotion of handcrafts in the international market. In love, they work as a team and achieve mutual wellbeing and change. It takes just $250 per month to support a family of six which then prevents the heads of households from leaving their families to find work in the U.S. and Canada. The handmade items are sold at fairs and events in Mexico and North America.
BE Alum and Teacher Edna Carbajal with partner Raul Gomez began Grupo Tagata, a payroll management firm that serves more than 1500 employees. They work with employers to ensure proper reporting and payment of their payroll needs. This kingdom company is making a place in the Mexico marketplace by providing excellent customer service and ensuring its operations follow kingdom principles. Groupo Tagata provides employment for more than 10 and is a growing competitor in the payroll marketplace. They have been in business for only 1 year and already employ 35 staff with a revenue of over $700K a year. We joined the staff for an authentic Mexican lunch and enjoyed the fellowship with our new friends.