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BFAC - Business Matters

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It started out as an eBay for those who shared faith in Christ, and now it is one of the industry leaders in mobile technology for businesses. CEO, Brad McMullan says that revenue has grown and so will the company.

Growth means more jobs for Mississippi and while success was part of the plan it has not always been this way for the six year old, Ridgeland based company.

"People see the success of our company right now," McMullan recounted. "I say, 2-and-a-half years ago we had to borrow money to put food on my family's table."

It was in 2010 that McMullan stepped out on faith leaving a career as a morning news anchor to run "Buy From a Christian".com full-time. After surviving some obstacles BFAC has achieved record revenue over the last 24 months.

In order to sustain that success McMullan said they need to triple their workforce by the end of 2013. Going from 10 employees to 30.

"We've grown a lot, expanded a lot and praise be to God!," McMullan exclaimed. "It's been exciting to see!"

BFAC's explosion occurred in 2011 while searching for mobile app and texting technology to build their e-commerce franchise.

"We wanted those products for our own business, but when we developed the technology ourself other businesses wanted to use the same product," McMullan said.

BFAC now develops apps and texting for business, churches, government officials and agencies. For instance, the National Guard has a BFAC app.

Meanwhile Chick-fil-A uses app technology provided by BFAC to reach out to their mobile customers.

"It's great to know there are Long John Silvers in 37 states that depend on our technology," McMullan said. "Ozarka Water, Pepsi depend on our technology and it all comes from right here in Mississippi."

And with text messaging becoming the most prevalent form of communication worldwide, businesses want in on the action. 

So, when Orange Leaf in Madison wants you to know about their Memorial Day yogurt deal for veterans.  Using BFAC's texting technology, the message is delivered instantly to registered customers phones.

As for McMullan he is happy to deliver the message that BFAC is accepting applications.

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