Local Entreprenuers in the LIFT network make shift happen!

We’re excited to be working with Lucky Village Enterprises on WinterpreneurFest4 😊

Every winter LIFT invites Vancouver Island entrepreneurs, local businesses, and creatives to get together for an evening of business and fun. This year we’re working with Lucky Village Enterprises to create something unique and very special for your enjoyment! Free for LIFT members until December 31, 2018. Ready for LIFT VIP benefits? Ready to upgrade your local business to LIFT VIP benefits – like free events and workshops and award-winning promotions at less than $1/day? Apply today and get free tickets to WinterpreneurFest4. FMI about LIFT membership please call HPM at 250-792-1408

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The LIFT Podcast interview with Sharon Marshall of Cree8iv Collaboration

Sharon Marshall is an inspiring force for change in our BC economy! She is founder and CEO of Cree8iv Collaboration – and Virtual eAdmin. In this podcast interview Sharon talks about her passion and her vision for creating employment and economic development opportunities for Canada’s remote indigenous communities. She also tells us about hard lessons, and amazing results. You’ll also hear about her favourite novel and her favourite business book. Find out more about what Sharon does at virtualeadmin.com and (coming soon) Cree8ivCollaboration.com. And, Sharon Marshall is putting Cree8iv Collaboration “on deck” at our November 21, 2018 BizOnDeck Focus Group workshop. Be there and be inspired about making a difference to our rural indigenous economies. Get Nov 21 BizOnDeck Ticket Now! BE FEATURED ON LIFT PODCAST SERIES To be featured in a LIFT Podcast please apply to join our Vancouver Island entrepreneur community at applyandgetlifted.ca. Once you’re a member you’ll

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LIFT Podcast: Rosemarie Barnes talks about Confident Stages – and Rosemarie Barnes

The cover image on Rosemarie’s Vancouver Island Local Business Directory listing says it all: Speak to engage. Speak to succeed. An international speaker, best-selling author, and “executive presentation trainer,” Rosemarie has a passion for helping people find the voice they need to succeed. And, she’s the guest workshop leader for the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network event on November 15, 2018. Details and tickets here. We’re excited to have Rosemarie in our LIFT community for several reasons. One, she’s offering a 20% discount on “presentation training” to LIFT members. Two, Rosemarie is an example of Vancouver Island talent serving markets far beyond our local communities. In her case, she’s working with clients across North American and in Europe. I talked to Rosemarie on October 26, 2018, She told me about her business, why she started it, and her passion for the work she’s doing. We also talked about her biggest

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LIFT Podcast with Wendy Johnstone and Keystone Eldercare Solutions

Wendy Johnstone is an entrepreneur in the growing “seniors’ services” sector. She is the owner of Keystone Eldercare Solutions and has a passion for providing quality support for families with ageing parents and grandparents. In this episode of LIFT Podcasts, I ask Wendy about her business, how she got started, her favourite reading as a child, and her favourite places to eat in the world. You can find out more about Keystone Eldercare Solutions at. keystoneeldercare.com and on Facebook @keystoneeldercare. Ready to be featured in a LIFT Podcast? If you’re a LIFT VIP (a LIFT member at the Champ/ Regular, Community Partner, or Solution Sponsor level) and you’re ready to have a podcast interview of your own, please sign up via this link. We’re all about promoting our members! If you’re a Vancouver Island business ready for LIFT benefits please apply here. Want to hear more from LIFT Podcasts? To listen to more LIFT Podcasts please visit liftpodcast.ca or

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Bob Wells talks about My Tech Guys – and Bob Wells. A LIFT Podcast.

In this LIFT Podcast I interview Bob Wells, owner of My Tech Guys. Bob is an entrepreneur and has been since the age of 10. Today he’s the very busy owner of My Tech Guys, servicing clients from Nanaimo to the mid-Coast. Bob is also known as a community leader with a passion for service – and a passion for supporting entrepreneurs. That’s one of the reasons My Tech Guys is a LIFT Community Partner: they’re helping us connect and promote entrepreneurs across the Island. In this episode of LIFT Podcasts I ask Bob about his business, the smartest thing he’s ever done, his favourite books – as a kid and as an adult (some surprises here!). I also ask him about his commitment to community service, his involvement with Startup Canada, and how these connect to his business. Enjoy! ~ hpm, Founder of LIFT Startups and the Vancouver Island Local

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Keith Ippel keynotes PitchFest3 and #WeAreYQQ Party on Sept 27

What is PitchFest3? Throughout the year Vancouver Island entrepreneurs and creatives pitch for help to grow their businesses at 12+ LIFT business development workshops. Every year LIFT invites up to six of these entrepreneurs to pitch at the annual PitchFest event. This is the only annual pitch event that showcases the Islands local, grassroots businesses. This year’s event features a keynote by Keith Ippel, founder and CEO of global startup school Spring Activator. Spring has a mission to help entrepreneurs change the world through their businesses. That’s a great fit with the LIFT ethos of Island businesses helping each other grow businesses and sustainable local economies. Who’s pitching? So much of the startup focus is on “tech.” But while technology is sexy, most Island entrepreneurs are actually working on building businesses in almost every imaginable sector. This year’s PitchFest3 lineup is reflective of this diversity: Yarrow Willard of Wild Rose

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Thank you to our community partners 2017-2018:

ATLAS CAFE · INVESTORS’ GROUP · ISLAND WORD · MY TECH GUYS · MCKINNON PHOTOGRAPHY · ISLAND SOUL FILMS · THE CREATOR SPACE · DOUGLAS MAGAZINE · HARMONIC ARTS 

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Serving the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria, and beyond on Vancouver Island.

gilakas’la čɛčɛ haξɛč, We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play within the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.