Welcome to the LIFT directory form!
Welcome to LIFT where we Lead, Inspire, and Fuel Talent!
While we encourage you to use the "self-serve" option for the new Vancouver Island business directory, we know that it's sometimes easier just to have someone pay to put this together. If this is you, please fill in the blanks below and we'll do our best to get your listing up and ready to promote (because that's what we do at LIFT: promote you, our members).


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The following "onboarding" form will help us help you grow your business. We will also use your answers to help populate our updated website map/directory when it's ready. When you can't provide an answer, please use "NA" as your response.
What is your name? *
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What is the name of your business? *
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What is the email you publicly use for your business? *
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What is the telephone number you publicly use for your business? *
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COVER IMAGE: Unless you provide us with the URL of another image, we will use your Facebook page cover image.
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What is your business? 10-25 words telling us what your product or service is, eg. “Bob’s Towing provides towing solutions for individuals as well as businesses with parking lots that need monitoring.” “Sue’s Kitchen creates and delivers delicious home-cooked meals to busy families.” *
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TAGLINE: 5-10 word phrase the summarize your business, eg. for Bob’s Towing: “We’ll unstuck you” or for Sue’s Kitchen “Healthy eating, healthy families.” *
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What differentiates it from the competition? 10-25 words telling us what makes you different from other businesses in your sector. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. It’s the “why we should do business with you rather than your competitors.” eg. “For individuals needing our services we provide you a with a luxury courtesy car while we tow your car to the shop” or “Sue’s Kitchen uses only organic ingredients in all our meals. *
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What is your LIFT member-to-member offer? 10-25 words telling us what other LIFT VIPs can expect when doing business with you. This helps us promote you within the LIFT community. Eg. “Bob’s Towing offers a 20% discount for other LIFT member businesses” or “Sue’s Kitchen offers $100 off your 3-month meal plan for LIFT VIPs.” *
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OPTIONAL: Why did you start the business? 50-100 words on the history of your business, what problem/opportunity motivated you to start the business. Some customers will be motivated by your passions and story. Eg. “We started Bob’s Towing because we saw a lot of people stuck on the side of the road with their broken-down cars and their thumbs out” or “Sue’s Kitchen is motivated by a desire to help families have healthy meals and more time to enjoy them.”
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OPTIONAL: Awards and professional acknowledgements. If you’ve been selected for an award, or otherwise professionally acknowledged (eg nominated for an award or given an honourable mention) please include here.
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OPTIONAL: Associations and community connections. You might also want to include a brief list of your other affiliations and community involvements at the end of your description. Why? Because LIFT is about community, trust, helping each other. Your connections in your region and community, and the trust they imply, will contribute to customer development and sales. Eg. “As well as being a LIFT VIP since 2015, Bob’s Towing is a member of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and supports the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association” or “Sue’s Kitchen staff are Canada Red Seal Chefs, and the business is a member of the North Vancouver Island Chefs’ Association, the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network, and our team volunteers with Seed Savers.”
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WORK HOURS/DAYS: *
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How would you "categorize" your business? (Please check all that apply) *
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How did you hear about LIFT? (please check all that apply)
Your website URL *
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Your postal address or physical location (or "city" if you'd rather not be located on our map/directory) *
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Your Facebook URL
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Your Twitter URL
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Your Instagram URL
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Your YouTube or VIMEO or other video channel URL
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Other social media URLs (Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, etc)
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Regions and communities in which you do business (please check all that apply). *
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Would you like to be an Advisor or Mentor to other LIFT members? (if "yes," we ask that you consider offering 1 hour per week/month)
Would your business benefit from social media support? (We refer member businesses to our digital partners RTOWN.ca who are offering 10% for the first year of their services, as well as LIFT members who provide similar services.) *
Would your business benefit from a 15% Shopify discount? *
Would your business benefit from a 25% Rebel.ca discount? (domain names) *
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