Cry Me a River in LIFT Clips 04/11/15

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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. Cry Me a River Many times, an owner will hesitate presenting or posting something because someone else has done that already. I call that excuse a crutch. Maybe someone did that … [Read more...]

Seeing, Listening, and Riffing in LIFT Clips 04/11/15

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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 - How to Use Periscope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D7qmseGz6o IMPROVE - The Most Valuable Skill Nobody Teaches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trbVUu6gv4A FIND FLOW … [Read more...]

Unleashing the Power of Agile and Scrum: Collaboration and Teamwork Tools

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Agile and scrum are often discussed together, but the distinction between the two is left murky. Part of the problem comes from the fact that the terms are used interchangeably with each other and with other software development terminology. Here is a look at what agile is and how scrum relates to it along with an overview of some of the benefits provided by agile. What Is … [Read more...]

Find a Better Distraction

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Early in Jeff Goins' book, The Art of Work, he addresses Awareness as a key in finding your calling, "Awareness takes practice." One of the earliest points that strikes me as I read the book is this: Don't Focus on the Problem. Find a Better Distraction. Rather than drowning your sorrow in a pool called problem, create a new a project or tweak your current one. Embrace the … [Read more...]

Why Images Work: 10 Reasons Visuals Make Good Content

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"In a race, text just can’t compete with images." ~ Ritu Pant on Business2Community More and more, faster and faster, visual content is becoming important, if not imperative. It's not because the industry says so with statistics and reports. It's because consumers are demanding it by the way they consume content. Some small business owners are skeptics. Maybe some of the … [Read more...]

Working from Home? Seven Habits for Success

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7 Habits of a Highly Effective and Successful Telecommute Statistics and studies are plentiful when it comes to prognostications of the popularity and purpose of telecommuting. Working from home and other remote locations is becoming more common. Whether telecommuting is the growing work culture of a company or the birth of a new company operating from a home office, focus … [Read more...]

Merging Professional and Personal

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There are times to focus on work. Times to focus on family. And there are times to merge professional and personal. The question comes up often and more often. "Is there such a thing as work-life balance? If so, how do I achieve it?" If you're asking that question, my reply is usually, "Why do you want work-life balance?" or "What does that look like for you?" Many … [Read more...]

Upselling and Cross Selling – LIFT Infographic 04/04/15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here is an infographic that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. Looking to do more with infographics? HubSpot shows How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour This week's Infographic comes from QuickSprout's How to Boost Your Revenue … [Read more...]

Four Questions (and Answers) in LIFT Clips 04/04/15

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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 - How To Create YouTube Interactive Cards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH7Ob8tl1YA IMPROVE - The Definition of Hustle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL91-bUf7iI FIND … [Read more...]