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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #51
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MailChimp Integration with WordPress

If your organization does not produce an e-newsletter, start one and send it out on a consistent basis, whether it’s twice per month or once per month. Not only does it give your constituents more information about your business and its culture, but it’s a great form of drip marketing.

I like to use MailChimp to design and send my e-newsletter campaigns. It’s free for up to 2000 email addresses and integrates well with WordPress. An organization can opt-in email addresses that they have acquired over the years. To attract a new audience, allow users the opportunity to opt-in to your e-newsletter by adding a MailChimp widget to the sidebar of your WordPress website.

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Content Marketing: Tips for a No-Fail Strategy
Creating content and then sharing it online via your social media outlets is a great way to share with your audience more about your business, brand and culture. But don’t just jump into the process. Below are a few tips to get the most out of your efforts:
  • What’s your core message?
  • Who is my target audience and where is that audience online?
  • Create good content
  • ROI
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6 Ways to Make People Believe in You
Whether you’re a start-up or a well-established business, getting others to believe in you is the first step to success. Below are six ways to convince your target audience to take a chance on you:
  • Reciprocity
  • Consistency
  • Social Proof
  • Authority
  • Likeability
  • Scarcity
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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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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!


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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.


My lucky day was when I met Suzanne Hull at a local coffee shop for one of her no-charge Office Hours sessions. I told her my social media failures and frustrations as well as what my vision was for how this could be a part of my marketing. Suzanne put together a step-by-step action plan on paper for my business. Since that day several months ago, going at a pace I could manage, Suzanne has coached me in how to use Twitter, Facebook, my Blog, LinkedIn and an E-newsletter to further my business. I have seen measureable, positive results in new customers finding my business and with how my business is positioned in my target market. I feel confident I can use the tools Suzanne has shown me to keep my Social Media presence positive and growing.

Patrick Van Nice,
Patrick Van Nice Interiors

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