As the CEO of LIFT, my priority is to provide premium value to LIFT members. But the reason I started LIFT was to grow our grassroots Island economy, and that means reaching out to every Island entrepreneur. Because your success helps build a better, more resilient economy. And that’s good for all of us.
LIFT isn’t a fit for everyone. We’re focused on a “hustle the help” approach that emphasizes collaboration, mutual support in our business development workshops and social media marketing, sharing of ideas and inspirations, and constant learning how to do these things better.
While this approach may not fit every business, “increased sales” is a definitely a fit for every business. That’s why I’m inviting Island entrepreneurs to join us for MoneyFest2. On the evening of March 29 we’ll hear from several local “sales stars” – Dave Semple, Sue Finneron, Jenny Deters, Jace Pierson. We’ll entertain you with some magic by Nanaimo’s Craig McKee. We’ll treat to you a keynote by Food.ee’s West Coast Manager of Sales, Larissa Norton. Larissa has taken Food.ee from $5K in monthly sales to $1.5M. Impressive.
A few words about our Friday, March 30 Making Sales Happen workshop
Last year members of our LIFT crew took this workshop, delivered by Chin Hing of Spring Activator in Vancouver. Spring is a global startup school. They work with entrepreneurs in 35 cities around the world (and, they’re a LIFT partner – great for us, and for our entrepreneur community).
Chin’s workshop rocked. In fact, it helped us grow sales by over 100%.
Sales are the lifeblood of our businesses. If we’re going to succeed, we need to grow sales. I want you to experience the kind of growth that we’ve experienced, thanks to Spring. I strongly encourage you to look the event information – and to invest in your growth.
Final note: Have you nominated a BC entrepreneur for Startup Canada Awards?
On May 31 LIFT is focusing the national startup spotlight on the Island’s startup community as we host Startup Canada’s BC Regional Awards. If you’re proud of your business or are a fan of someone else’s entrepreneurial success, PLEASE fill the nomination form(s) at http://startupaward.ca/ – before April 3. It will be so cool to see local businesses featured on May 31. Help us make that shift happen!
~ hpm /