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MAY 7: BizOnDeck Workshop featuring Old House Law & Notary + Comox Valley Arts

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May 07 6:30PM - 9:30PM

On deck MAY 7

  • Lyle Carlstrom pitching Old House Law and Notary
  • Kera McHugh pitching Comox Valley Arts' "Summernight Markets"

See below for descriptions, "asks," and "givebacks."

FORMAT
  • We're at The Prime Chophouse for this one, and people often come for dinner. If that's your plan, please come at 6pm so servers won't have to interrupt the workshop. Thanks.
  • "Soft start" at 6:30pm for informal networking. Bring business cards, brochures, etc. And, you're welcome to finish your dinner and/or drinks in the workshop room.
  • Hard start 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 round table, 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).

REGISTRATION
Our seating is limited. The ticket fee is a placeholder fee to secure intention and cover basic costs. LIFT VIPs (Full member), Partners, and Sponsors get $75 back when you show up (LIFT VIP Associates get $20 back) . If you don't show up, your funds are donated to the Young Entrepreneur FUND (YEF) at LIFT. No exceptions.

USING THE LIFT VIP BUDDY PASS
If you know someone who needs to be here, please talk to me. If you're a LIFT VIP, please use your access to the "free for first timers" Buddy Pass and make them your guest. To be part of the LIFT team, call me at 250-792-1408.

PIRATE METRICS
We will draw on Boris Mann's workshop using the Pirate Metrics model. For more on AARRR metrics, see http://j.mp/2DvbvrV


WHO'S ON DECK MAY 7?

Lyle Carlstrom pitching Old House Law and Notary

Pitch:
Old House Law and Notary is the first multi-disciplinary partnership on Vancouver Island. The firm offers real estate, estate planning, estate administration and corporate-commercial to clients across B.C. and Alberta in a high tech but high touch fashion.

Ask:
We need Team LIFT to hear our story, critique our model, and provide input as to how we should present this new business and attract new and repeat customers.

Giveback:
We are giving BizOnDeck participants a chance to win a certificate valued at $300.

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Kera McHugh pitching Comox Valley Arts' "Summernight Markets"

Pitch:
The Downtown Courtenay Summernight Markets are the place to be on Fridays after work! Eclectic shopping, unusual sights, and lots of fun are great reasons to come or stay downtown from 4-9pm every Friday all summer. We've got vendors of all sorts, music, foodtrucks, free demos, unique workshops and probably dancing in the streets! We provide a vibrant draw to our fantastic downtown core as well as create an interesting and hyper-local event for visitors and residents alike. It's a gathering place, a starting point for a great night. Comox Valley Arts has produced this event for two of the past three summers and are looking to establish it as THE summer social scene - something to count on, plan for and show off to visitors.

Ask:
We are seeking input, feedback, and advice to grow the Summernight Markets sustainably (it's a lot of work), make it both financially viable for us to produce, and affordable for vendors to join in. We are offering opportunities to have your brand highly visible on the site, as well, in seeking partnerships for music sponsors and community demo sponsors.

Giveback:
LIFT members get an exclusive 20% discount on drop-in Summernight Markets' booth bookings (HPM note: this is very flexible offer as it applies to drop-in booth registrations. Regular discount is 10% off with a minimum 5-week booking).

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IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO GROW SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS
This series of round table 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: http://joinusatlift.ca

Thanks to Solution Sponsors

Thanks also to 2017-2018 Community Partners

Join our LIFT Team via http://joinusatlift.ca

Become a LIFT VIP (LIFT member, partner, or sponsor) and access $1000s in perks and benefits to grow your business! Plus, your membership can help grow these organizations (in the Comox Valley):

  • Comox Valley Land Trust,
  • Comox Valley Farmers' Market,
  • Comox Valley Arts.

http://joinusatlift.ca

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