Local Entreprenuers in the LIFT network make shift happen!

LIFT Podcast: Liz Wootton talks about Human Nature Development – and Liz Wootton

Liz Wootton is an entrepreneur and former Director of Organizational Development. She owned and ran an award-winning bridal retail business in the UK for many years before moving to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Her business, Human Nature Development, helps businesses on Vancouver Island and around the world. Find her on the Vancouver Island business directory here. Liz has a passion for getting the best out of people, which led her towards a career in business and personal coaching. She has worked in industries as diverse as optoelectronics, theatre, and automotive, and coached business leaders across the globe. She has been described as being “the perfect mix of genuine, encouraging and giving a kick up the behind when need be.” She’s also one of the “sharp pencils” in the LIFT community, and contributes significantly to business growth in our region. In this episode of LIFT Podcasts I ask her about her

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Congratulations to Andrea and Jabin – winners in our June LIFT Local promotion!

To find out how you can win see LIFTlocal.ca Thanks to these LIFT businesses for fuelling our local business campaign Atlas Café Bosley’s by Pet Valu Courtenay BodyNetix Coastal Coworking Derm Essentials Medi-Spa Hornby Island Soap & Skincare Inner Strength Acupuncture and Health Lupine Art Studio Laughing Oyster Books Panther Workwear Pure Audio Centre Ltd. Sure Copy Courtenay Toscano’s My Tech Guys, and The Waverley Hotel.

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Networking on Vancouver Island just got better (and easier). Here’s how.

Networking is one of the best things you can do to grow your business. But, if you’re like me, networking isn’t something that comes easy. Here’s how the Vancouver Island business directory makes that easier. By giving you a place to review businesses in our region you not only support local business, you are doing online networking. If you do nothing else today to network, leave a review for a business on the Vancouver Island business directory. Do it now. You’ll have an impact that no other networking can give. Here’s why.   It’s no secret: online reviews drive sales. Here’s the trick: giving online reviews is probably the most effective way of getting noticed and building a positive online presence. We built the Vancouver Island business directory for a couple of reasons. One of them was to make it super easy for you to get noticed. Giving reviews gets you noticed.

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Terry O’Reilly talks about advertising, radio, and more – and Terry O’Reilly.

In this episode HPM talks with Terry O’Reilly. Terry was co-founder and Creative Directory at Pirate Radio & TV, he’s the host of the Under the Influence radio show on CBC Radio, and author of, most recently, This I Know: Marketing Lessons From Under the Influence. FMI see terryoreilly.ca or follow Terry on Twitter at @terryoinfluence In Part 1, Terry talks about how he got into advertising, why he’s passionate about radio as an advertising medium, and why copywriters are the highest paid people in advertising – among other things. In Part 2, the focus is on Terry as an individual and as an entrepreneur. Listen to find out about his favourite book as a child, what he’s reading today, and his favourite place to eat in the whole world.   The LIFT Podcast series Our goal with the LIFT Podcast series is to promote your business – and provide leadership, inspiration, and

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Old House Law & Notary: A LIFT BizOnDeck Case Study

Old House Law & Notary is a partnership between Lyle Carlstrom Professional Law Corporation and T. Dale Roberts Notary Corporation. Lawyers and Notaries both practice law (with Notaries restricted to real estate, wills, contracts etc.). Having them work together in the same office creates new efficiencies and legal solutions for clients. Old House Law & Notary one of the first practices in BC providing lawyer and a notary public services. You can find out more at ohlp.ca LIFT: What inspired you to start Old House Law & Notary? Lyle: I wanted to live in the Comox Valley, and from a professional level I wanted to be in business with like-minded individuals and create something new and dynamic. Working with Dale Roberts has led to a multidisciplinary practice that has a lawyer working with – instead of competing with – a notary. Our type of law is non-contentious. We focus on

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LIFT Podcast: Luke Aulin talks about RTOWN – and Luke Aulin

Luke Aulin is the CEO and Founder of RTOWN, an innovative way for small and medium-sized businesses to excel in the digital and social marketing space. Luke talked to LIFT’s Hans Peter Meyer about RTOWN, about their commitment to “local,” how and why they’ve created a marketing solution that helps local create online presence, and about himself. Check out the podcast to find out about what Luke’s reading now, the smartest thing he’s ever done, his favourite place to eat – and more. Note: Luke is a mentor to LIFT and HPM. FMI about RTOWN see RTOWN.ca Follow Luke on Twitter @LukeAulin For more LIFT Podcast click here or subscribe on iTunes.  

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