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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #38

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Iowa Summit for Women Entrepreneurs
A few weeks ago, I attended the Iowa Summit for Women Entrepreneurs at the DMACC Ankeny Campus and organized by the Small Business Administration. In addition to being a GREAT networking opportunity, it was eye-opening to learn of the problems facing women-owned businesses. Below are a few topics that were discussed:
  • Should I expand my business?
  • How do I find access to capital?
  • Is it worth my time to become a Targeted Small Business?
  • Who are the SBA and SBDC and what do they do?
Read the full blog post

7 Tips for Writing Emails That Won’t Get Deleted
Do you ever write emails (that are particularly “sales-oriented”) and end up getting no response? Here are a few great tips from to ensure that your message is opened and read:
  1. Eliminate Delete-Inducing Words – exciting, state-of-the-art, unique…
  2. Keep Your Message Simple – 90 words or less…
  3. Align With Their Objectives – do some research – make sure your message is relevant
  4. Focus on Immediate Priorities – tie your message into key business events that may be impacting your prospect’s priorities…
  5. Be an Invaluable Resource – focus on what you bring to the table
  6. Craft Enticing Subject Lines – avoid sales hype and focus on business issues
  7. Launch a Camaign – 8-12 touches (via email and phone) over four-to-six weeks
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Add Downloadable Files to Your LinkedIn Profile
Are you hip to LinkedIn Applications? There are quite a few of them to choose from: Reading List by Amazon, WordPress Integration and SlideShare Presentation Integration. Meet Files. allows you to add downloadable files to your profile. Add your resume, work samples, and any other files to your LinkedIn profile with this tool.

Read the full article to learn how


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Suzanne Hull
“Get It Done Girl”
Contemporary Business Solutions
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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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August 25th, 9-11am at Smokey Row in Des Moines
September 8th, 9-11am at Smokey Row in Des Moines


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About Stein's Way 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.

Speaking Engagements

August 26, 11:30am-1:30pm, Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce


Suzanne was wonderful to work with from designing our website to educating us on all areas of social media. She is very knowledgeable, and if she doesn’t know the answer, she finds it! The social media coaching she provided has completely changed our ability to reach and market to customers! I very highly recommend Suzanne!

Gretchen Sandfort, PT, GKCC, Ponderosa Valley Wellness
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