A SOLID FOUNDATION

A SOLID FOUNDATION
When a businessman establishes and runs a business, he shouldn’t rely on his own understanding and analysis, because his bias may lead him to err. Instead, he should base his conduct on the Torah’s directives, and if he is in doubt, he should consult a Rov. Whatever the endeavor, he should find out what Torah says about it and follow its guidance completely.
For example, he should make sure his economic growth does not encroach on another’s livelihood and is not associated with illicit behavior, chas veshalom. On the contrary, he should act beyond the letter of the law, in a way that is viewed as proper not only by himself but also by others.
The Torah says, “Rejoice, Zevulun, in your pursuits, and Yissachar, in your tents of study.” When a person who belongs to the category of Zevulun—namely, a businessman—ensures his conduct is based on the directives of Yissachar—Torah, Hashem promises that he will rejoice in his endeavors. He will experience great success and earn a maximum of profit, while keeping stress and frustration to the bare minimum.
Sichah of 7 Tishrei, 5751 (Sefer Hasichos 5751 vol. 1, pp. 28–29)