6 NEW Business Podcasts to Give Your Business a LIFT

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There are plenty of new business podcasts to add to the 6 Business Podcasts I listed awhile ago. As podcasting continue to grow in practice and popularity, plenty of new business podcasts have launched, including our own LIFT Weekly. Here are six recently launched business podcasts to help build your business brain and give your business a boost: 1 Day Business … [Read more...]

Newsjacking: Taking Advantage of Headlines and Events to Build Business

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Have you heard the news? From The Super Bowl to Snowmageddon, to holiday dates or how a move rates. There are opportunities to spin the news in a variety of manner and metaphor. Using news headlines and calendar events to drive traffic and build a business presence isn't a new tactic. Many companies and publishers tap into the timely power of the news. This practice is … [Read more...]

Is Facebook Worth Your Time and Money? – The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 5

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The LIFT Weekly Podcast for Small Business Owners Episode No. 5 - Is Facebook Worth Your Time and Money? It seems that Facebook is changing so often, and often at the expense of small businesses. That's not likely the case, it just seems that way. In some ways, Facebook can be a very profitable platform for engagement and awareness. Keep things small and slow, learn some of … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Jan 25 – 31, 2015

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Week in Review January 25 – 31, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks (Almost) Daily Podcasts, and LIFT resources shared on Twitter (@smallbiztracks) This Week on ConverStations Using Twitter for Business - The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 4 Why Do I Do What I Do? It Depends: More Than a Blanket Statement 4 Ways to Use Technology to your … [Read more...]

Deep Thinking in LIFT Clips 01-31-15

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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 - Can Creativity Be Taught? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlBpDggX3iE IMPROVE - The Happy Secret to Better Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 FIND FLOW - … [Read more...]

Looking to Increase Productivity Through Telecommuting?

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Increased Productivity Through Telecommuting The traditional setup of commuting long hours into work is going the way of the dinosaurs.  Thanks to the ubiquity of the internet, and the increase in reliability and speed of connections, more and more people are able to work at home.  The digital age has drastically changed the way we communicate, especially at work. About 85% … [Read more...]

Muscle Up with Forward Memory

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"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards." ~  Lewis Carroll Many projects fail before they even get started. Doubts creep in. Poor performance or bad experiences from the past lend their voice. We've heard of muscle memory, but is memory itself a muscle? I've seen plenty of owners and solopreneurs use memory as a muscle - though often it works backwards - as a … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Use Technology to Your Advantage

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Guest Post by Roy Rasmussen On average, small business owners lose four hours a week on average and four billion hours each year collectively managing routine administrative and operational tasks, a 2013 OfficeMax survey found. Typical time-wasting culprits include website management, tech support, printing, marketing, shipping, credit card processing, payroll, human … [Read more...]

It Depends: More Than a Blanket Statement

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"It depends." This is more than just a blanket statement. Maybe it should not end with a period, but a comma. "I Don't Know" is like that. Serves better as, "I Don't Know, Let's Find Out." "It depends, let's look deeper." Every business is different. Location, customer-base, goals, competencies, deliverables, deadlines, branding, and et cetera. Two companies in the … [Read more...]

Why Do I Do What I Do?

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Recently, I've been asking business owners, "Why do you do that (or that way)?" Or "What's the purpose of (strategy or tactic)?" This helps me as their coach, but also helps them define the importance of what they do and how they do it. Sometimes, it reveals how little importance there is in the doing. Maybe the question was motivated by this movie clip with Robert Duvall, … [Read more...]