Tools to Love in LIFT Clips 02-14-15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. There are plenty of tools and apps that we use daily. Some of these apps have become an extension of ourselves, and we extensions of the tools. They improve our lives, organize our lives, and possibly even make our lives more enjoyable. So many apps and tools could be listed here. … [Read more...]

What’s Their Secret? 4 Traits of Successful Business People

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Guest Post by Brian Wilkins Former New York Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy became the butt of several jokes in 2000, not because his car was completely destroyed by a jet-blast from the team's Boeing 737 charter plane, but because it was discovered his car was a 1995 Honda Civic. Van Gundy earned a $4 million bonus the previous season for taking the talent-deficient Knicks … [Read more...]

One Blank Canvas at a Time

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Maybe I botched the quote below when I paraphrased it to him. He grabbed hold of the historical aspect rather than the positive possibilities of the present and future. “Unlike a painting where we can go back and paint over it, when a day is spent, it is etched forever on the canvas. We start each day with a blank new canvas.” ~ Anne Copeland The possibilities of a clean … [Read more...]

Embrace the Challenge of Change

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If you’re not up to the challenge of change, the changes are going to be more challenging. Being a business owner brings a steady stream of challenges. Challenges can come from external influence like customers government, weather, competitors, and our employees or vendors. Plenty of other challenges exist internally, whether those challenges are coming up with the next … [Read more...]

“That’s a Dumb Idea”

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What is it that stops us from capturing ideas, sharing ideas, putting an idea into play? Whose voice is in our ear, saying, “That’s a dumb idea!” or “That'll never work”? [Tweet "If you're not up to the challenge of change, the changes are going to be more challenging."] Several months ago I was working with a retail store owner. I asked him: "If time and money were … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Use the New Twitter Video

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Twitter recently launched a new feature that could allow for deeper conversations to take place on the 140-character platform: Video. At this writing, the Twitter video feature is available to mobile phones using the native Twitter app. Videos can be 30 seconds in length and will take up 25 characters of the allotted 140 limit in a tweet. Remember to still use some text … [Read more...]

Using Images in Your Web Content – The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 6

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The LIFT Weekly Podcast for Small Business Owners Episode No. 6 - Using Images in Your Web Content. Using images in your web content is much like the pictures, charts, or maps of a book. They are gifts to your reader in helping them understand and remember, as well as a way to puncuate the points you are making with text. Some points discussed in this show: Understanding … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Feb. 1 – 7, 2015

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Week in Review February 1 - 7, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks (Almost) Daily Podcasts, and LIFT resources shared on Twitter (@smallbiztracks) This Week on ConverStations Is Facebook Worth Your Time and Money? - The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 5 Newsjacking: Taking Advantage of News and Events to Build Your Business Presence 6 NEW Business … [Read more...]

Craft of Writing in LIFT Clips 02-07-15

Sticky Notes as Process in Writing

We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Lately, many owners I've talked with are hoping to write their first book this year. Here are a few videos that might help you in writing your first (or next) book: LEARN - Where Ideas Come From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C48jAkVlI0 IMPROVE - Getting Inspiration in … [Read more...]

Video, Version, and Value in LIFT Clips 02-07-15

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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 Set Up a You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B9LE5FrpnM IMPROVE - Using Color Overlays with Photos in … [Read more...]