Choices in Thinking, Feeling, Flowing in LIFT Clips 02-28-15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow: LEARN - EMV Credit Card Security IMPROVE - Choosing "Yes" or "No" FIND FLOW - Optimize … [Read more...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Mobile App?


Written by Jaykishan Panchal Do you think mobile apps are only for big name brands such as Amazon or Walmart? You cannot be more wrong, if you think so. Mobile apps are becoming integral part of almost all businesses. A number of small and mid-sized businesses have also profited from mobile apps and more and more businesses are now following the trend. It is important to … [Read more...]

Seven Social Media Tools that Help Save Time and Increase Effectiveness

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Written by Jessica Davis Today, social media is not optional, but a necessary practice for businesses. With the ever-increasing demands of growing a business, especially startups, it can get rather difficult to manage the different social media platforms that may be a part of your marketing efforts. Not utilizing these platforms would mean a lost opportunity for business … [Read more...]

Always Room for One More Good One

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There is always room for one more good one. If you look at the movies or bookshelves, there's even room for some bad ones. But what about you? Is there room for you? For your work? How does one know they are good enough to be one of the good ones? If there is always room for one more good one - how do you become one of the good ones? By doing. By continuing to do. That's … [Read more...]

Thinking of Redesigning Your Website?


Written by Ruth Ann Monti When was the last time you improved your website? If it has been more than three years, chances are it's high time that you start thinking seriously about redesigning your website. Why the urgency? Your competitors have probably already done it, and not updating your site to accommodate new technology — particularly mobile technology — can cost you … [Read more...]

Developing Good Habits for Your Telecommute

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Developing good habits, best practices, and solid routes and routines is important for any commute. Developing good habits for your telecommute is even more important, especially considering the potential for bad habits and competition for your attention. The popularity for distance and remote workers, along with the work-at-home winter many are having across the country, … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned: Accentuate the Positive

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We don't talk much about the negative around this part of the web. There are two reasons for such a practice. First, there is always a silver lining. Second, it's harder to find the positive if you dwell on the negative. After all, "Focus on the Road, Not on the Wall." One of the great things about seeking positive during a negative experience is, that's where you find the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Feb. 15 – 21, 2015

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Week in Review February 15-21, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks (Almost) Daily Podcasts, and LIFT resources shared on Twitter (@smallbiztracks) This Week on ConverStations Display Merchandising Through the Customer Journey - The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 7 ConverStations - Now in its 10th Year 50 Shades of Conversation Conversations: … [Read more...]

Around and About Movies in LIFT Clips 02-21-15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. As we approach the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, we thought we'd take a look at some aspects of the movies from a LIFT perspective: LEARN - Hans Zimmer and His Mentors IMPROVE - Technology Changes How Stories Are … [Read more...]