11. January 2018 - 18:30 till 22:00
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JAN 11: BizDev Workshop - Nanaimo | SOUP Cowork | Thursday, 11. January 2018

On deck JAN 11:

★ TBA [your business here!]
★ LIFT Startups, launching in Nanaimo

Descriptions, "asks," and "givebacks" coming soon.
Show up at 6:30pm for informal networking. Bring business cards, brochures, etc.

At 7pm we will workshop the 2 businesses "on deck," 45 minutes each. They give a 3 minute summary of their business, including opportunities, challenges, what they can give to the roundtable, what they need help with. We respond with 42 minutes of questions, feedback, and help. We also have a template that asks about customer/client acquisition, activation, retention, referral, and revenue (Pirate Metrics, see below).

Our seating is limited. The $50 fee is a placeholder fee to secure intention and cover basic costs. LIFT members (LIFT VIPs) get ticket fees refunded when you show up. If you don't show up, your funds are donated to the Young Entrepreneur FUND (YEF) at LIFT. No exceptions.

If you are a LIFT VIP and you think there is someone who needs to be here, and who isn't, please use the free Buddy Pass and make them your guest. Guests may take advantage of the Buddy Pass for two workshops before paying full price (or becoming a LIFT member. I encourage using the LIFT team channel at Slack.com as the place for conversations related to this and other LIFT activities. Access to the this "hustle the help" Slack team is a LIFT member privilege. If you are ready to upgrade your business to LIFT VIP​ benefits, please call me at 250-792-1408 or leave a message here:

We will draw on Boris Mann's workshop using the Pirate Metrics model. For more on AARRR metrics, see


★ TBA [your business here - fill in the form at ]

• Pitch [all about you when you put your business "on deck"]
• Ask [all about you when you put your business "on deck"]
• Giveback [all about you when you put your business "on deck"]
• Online [all about you when you put your business "on deck"]

★ LIFT Startups, launching in Nanaimo

LIFT Startups is a collaborative marketing and business development service. Our "community" approach to working with entrepreneurs has earned us two "Best Social Media Organization" awards ( Comox Valley Record, 2016-2017), and while social media is very important to how we do what we do at LIFT, we're so much more. In short, LIFT is bringing entrepreneurs together online and via our events to help each other grow businesses – on Vancouver Island, and beyond.

We launched in the Comox Valley in 2015. We've grown our membership to engage entrepreneurs in Campbell River, P/QB, and Nanaimo. To date we have 125+ members, offering $4000+ worth of benefits to members. We are anticipating a major announcement with a Nanaimo partner, and are inviting you to help us help even more Island entrepreneurs.

- How can LIFT help you grow your business?
- How can LIFT engage Nanaimo and P/QB entrepreneurs most effectively?

For attendees: 25% off new monthly membership; 30% off new annual membership


This series of roundtable business development workshops is hosted by me (hpm), and the LIFT Solution Sponsors as part of this business and community economic development initiative.

Want to support this LIFT work? Let's talk. I'm looking for "solution sponsors" and "community partners" who want to help grow our Vancouver Island entrepreneur community.

Want to support your own business growth? For the marketing and business development benefits of becoming a subscriber see:

Thanks to Solution Sponsors

Adil Amlani at Sure Copy Courtenay,
Lief Jason at Mastermynde.com,
Sue Finneron at Finneron Hyundai,
98.9 The GOAT,
Nazaneen Dizai at 50th Parallel PR,
Jabin at Jabin Postal Films, and
Ann Scott and partners at Presley & Partners for your support in 2017-2018.
Thanks also to 2017-2018 Community Partners

Atlas Cafe,
The Waverley Hotel
Local Photo Adventures,
Island Word,
My Tech Guys,
McKinnon Photography,
Gladstone Brewing,
Studio IPF: Inner Pursuit Fitness,
Island Soul Films,
Investors Group, and
Douglas Magazine!
Join our LIFT Team via

Become a LIFT VIP (LIFT member, partner, or sponsor) and access $1000s in perks and benefits to grow your business!