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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #84

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I Graduated.

This year I was among 49 Des Moines business leaders chosen to participate in the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute‘s (GDMLI) Community Leadership Program (CLP).

The rigorous program started with an orientation in August and our first of 10, 5-hour long classes in September. Classes included dinner…even dinner at the Mitchellville Correctional Institute for Women!

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5 Steps to Live Tweeting Success

Social media, and Twitter especially, have become a huge part of entertainment: TVs, movies, concerts and live events are augmented by the “second-screen” experience. Now instead of passively watching your favorite TV show, or the Superbowl, you can join others in a mash-up of conversations, commentary and relevant discussions with like-minded people.

Here are 5 tips to boost the success of your live tweeting efforts:

  1. Use relevant hashtags
  2. Engage with users
  3. Show, don't just tell
  4. Promote across networks
  5. Be live regularly

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News Reporting in the Social Media Era

Join the Social Media Club Des Moines Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30 pm at The Des Moines Register to tour their new facility and hear technology and entrepreneurship reporter, Marco Santana, discuss how social media impacts news reporting.

RSVP required by noon July 31st:

Please note the Register's new address: 400 Locust St Suite 500, Des Moines, IA 50309

Reserve your ticket here!


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Suzanne Hull
“Get It Done Girl”
Contemporary Business Solutions

Business Solutions

As the "Get It Done Girl", I help small businesses become more efficient by offering a variety of services on an as-needed basis:
  • Social Media Coaching and Community Management
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Event Planning and Conference Management
  • General Business Support
  • Basic Website Development
  • German/Spanish Translation & German Tutoring
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Office Hours

I have office hours on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Smokey Row from 9-11am. I set aside this time to answer people's questions regarding social media, their websites, general marketing, starting their own business and anything else they want to talk about. FOR FREE!


Need help with social media? Sign up for one of seven workshops here

Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many and varied skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and people achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist, triathlete and cook.


I have worked with Suzanne on several projects and have been more than impressed with her. Suzanne is committed to understanding my business needs, she is extremely empathetic to our needs and she is wonderful at creating solutions that work within the scope of those requirements and resources. She is a consummate professional and she always provides value to the working relationship. Aside from being a great business person, she is also wonderful to work with and an absolute joy to be around. Suzanne can help you on so many levels and her expertise would be a feather in the cap of any business...big or small. I would gladly hire her again and would highly recommend her.

Brian VanHeuverswyn
Electronic Media Director
August Home Publishing
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