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...]

Enhance your Business Presence Using Promotional Products

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Written by Blake Wolfson When it comes to marketing tactics, there is always a necessity to produce stronger results. A lot of times, companies see their market share and customers as if they are set in stone, and fail to seek innovation that could help them. But the truth is that a simple marketing feature could help any company to produce better results. This feature … [Read more...]

It’s All Jazz … If It’s From the Heart

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Buck O'Neill, lover of baseball and jazz music, was once asked to define 'jazz' music. His reply was something akin to "If it's from the heart - it's all jazz." Shouldn't our work be like that? From the heart. Like playing jazz. Maybe things don't always go the way you planned, but you figure things out because you keep showing up. You just keep playing. It's all … [Read more...]

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

Shawn Anchor TEDx Talk - Science of Happy

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...]