How to Choose the Right Location for Your Business

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It’s no secret. It’s estimated that approximately 70 percent of startups will eventually fail. About two-thirds of businesses survive two years in business, half of all businesses will survive five years, and one-third will survive 10. The longer a company has been in business, the more likely it is to stay in business—it’s those first few years that are the hardest. And yet, venture capitalists pumped over $100 …

4 Steps to Finding Your Best Work Ever!

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We spend one-third (or more) of our days at work. Yet more than 70 percent of workers say they don’t feel satisfied with their career choices. Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn’t easy. It takes work to find the right work, and many times it’s a process, not a one-stop shop.   “If it scares you, it might be …

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4 Reasons Why this Business Owner Chose a Virtual Office

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It is increasingly common to operate a startup from home. The advancements in technology have allowed business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to do many things from the comfort of their kitchen tables and home offices. However, there are some downsides to this working arrangement. Brenda Tosso, Brenda’s Adventure Travel, learned firsthand the need for a virtual office. A (Fairly) Funny …

Seven Reasons Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

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In 2016, Tom and Catherine Miller opened the first coworking and shared office space in Grapevine, Texas.  Their vision for the LIFT Office was to be a space where entrepreneurs, independent professionals, consultants, and freelancers can work, connect, collaborate and grow.   When the doors opened, few people in the area had heard of coworking or understood the shared space …

LIFT Speaks EP 33 with Bob Farley: Expert Advice- How to Choose the Best Location for Your Business

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 Are you curious about how to select the best location for your growing business? As a startup, have you considered why it’s important to start and grow your new company in the same city? Besides location, what are other factors in choosing the best location for your business? If you are looking to start, move or grow your business, …

LIFT Speaks Ep 19 with Ponce Duran- Going from “Being Trained for Nothing” to an Award-Winning Communications Director and Digital Wizard

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When Ponce Duran III graduated from university, the 2008 recession had just hit in full force. Ponce felt blessed to get a job working for a Dallas Congressman, Pete Sessions.  One requirement of this job was to join seven Chambers.  Seven.  Ponce not only grew to love the work, he also rode the digital tidal wave, using a variety of …

Ep 5 Joel Widmer- Why Do You Want to Start A Company? And Other Important Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job

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Business owner. Marketer. Storyteller. Podcaster. Creative. Lifelong learner.  Joel is the founder of Fluxe Digital Marketing where he and his team help smart people and companies tell their story.  Joel has been writing and sharing other peoples stories for years, and today, we get to hear Joel share his story on LIFT Speaks. Welcome Catherine Miller: Welcome to Lift, stories …

Ep 4- Lindy Chapman-Passionate about People and Creating Community

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Lindy Chapman, realtor, is a relocation specialist, a connector of people and a marketer. She works to help families create home by not only finding the right house, but also by helping them find the right schools, social connections, and service providers. She has learned from experience what it means to start new – again and again. I have relocated …

The Last Speech – BIRTH AGAIN

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Coworking Member Trains Leaders in Afghanistan   Where are we? What’s the end – is it just a death, and families put a tomb stone on top of our grave? Or should we leave a great legacy behind us? Or positively impacting the lives of other human beings? I find a recurring theme to my notes. It’s not preplanned, but …

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Coworking is Simple for Entrepreneurs and Startup Companies

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Coworking vs. Executive Suites People often wonder, why cowork? Why is coworking better than executive suites? Simple.  Coworking is so simple.   Coworking is Simple for You No need to sign a long contract, no need to pay a separate bills for heating and air conditioning, electricity, copy machines, water, telephones, security . . . (need I continue?)  No need to furnish …