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Contemporary Business Solutions

Volume #112

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How to Unplug for Two Weeks

And by unplug, I mean absolutely no phone or email.

Believe me, it can be done. For example, this post is scheduled for my first day of vacation, August 12th. Most of the work I do for my business and for my Clients can be scheduled, i.e. blog posts, Facebook posts, Tweets, e-newsletters, etc., which makes the continuity of content feasible. Here’s how I’m making this two week hiatus work:

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8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

Working from home isn't for everyone. Whether you work from home 100% of the time or only 10% of the time, here are a few tips to make the most of it:

  1. Start each day like you're going to work
  2. Set up your office
  3. Begin your day 30 minutes earlier than you plan to start working
  4. Think about when you do your best work and plan accordingly
  5. Make a strict schedule, and stick to it
  6. Stay connected
  7. Check in with your team throughout the day
  8. Make sure to "close the door" at the end of the day

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5 Tips for Running Successful Social Media Campaigns

If you're going to go to the time and effort of having a presence on any social media platform, it's really important to have a strategy and to run social media campaigns every now and then. Here are 5 tips for running successful social media campaigns:

  1. Choose and build the right campaign
  2. Try action-gating
  3. Get the word out
  4. Offer the right prize
  5. Curb required form fields

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Suzanne Hull
“Get It Done Girl”
Contemporary Business Solutions

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

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I have office hours on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at Smokey Row from 9-11am. I set aside this time to answer questions regarding social media, websites, general marketing and anything else. Come on by and pick my brain FOR FREE!


Suzanne is aptly named the Get It Done Girl. Couldn't think of a better term myself for this capable professional. Ask and you shall receive. Suzanne requires very little direction and turns projects around quickly. She's been a wonderful addition to our team, and I would recommend her easily to anyone looking for a proficient, accountable and enjoyable team member.

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