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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #39
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Meyvn Group Business Book Club Kicks off Fall Schedule

I’ve been attending the Meyvn Group’s Business Book Club since it began during the summer of 2009 – and I haven’t missed one of the discussions.

As a Free Agent, I value opportunities for professional development and all of the books we’ve read have helped shape me personally and as a business owner. Plus it’s amazing networking!

The Business Book Club kicks off its fall line up with their next meeting on September 13th from noon-1pm at the Plymouth Congregational Church. So you best be finding the book to read and start reading!
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5 Questions to Ask in a Big Idea Meeting
I found this interesting article on and had to share. I think these five questions are applicable to quite a few different situations, not just meetings…

1. What outcomes are we looking to change?
2. How will we know that we have won?
3. Who will be affected by these changes, short and long-term?
4. When is the soonest that we can begin and can we affect that timeframe?
5. Why won’t this work?

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The A to Z of Blog Post Idea Generation
Here’s a great Blog Post Idea Formula from Danny Iny of Daily Blog Tips. When you sit down to write a blog post and the juices just aren’t quite flowing, use this formula:
 “What [EXAMPLE] Can Teach You about [SUBJECT]”
“What We Can Learn from [EXAMPLE] about [SUBJECT]”
“Lessons on [SUBJECT] from [EXAMPLE]”

Read the full article including one idea for each letter of the alphabet!

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