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Contemporary Business Solutions

Volume #7


Thank you for your interest in this newsletter. Through the discussion, I hope to give you a sense of what it is that I do as well as tips and tricks that you can apply to your business.


I’ve created a curriculum of workshops specifically for small business owners. It begins with a free workshop on why it is important to engage in social media as a small business owner and we’ll discuss which platforms you should engage in to get the most out of your time. Bring your laptops to the subsequent, hands-on workshops where we will create a WordPress website/blog, Twitter account, Facebook FanPage, LinkedIn Profile and a MailChimp e-newsletter. I’ve also designed a workshop which will introduce you to the tools necessary to manage all of these platforms and to create content to share with your consumers.


Tuesday, 18-May *FREE* Social Media for Small Business Workshop Overview

In this FREE workshop, learn why it’s important to engage in social media as a small business owner and how best to engage in which platforms to get the most out of your time. Register:


“I almost fell off the Blogwagon!”


I’ve made a commitment to myself, my business and to you to create one original blog post per week. Piece of cake, right?




This week got away from me, as some weeks do, and I didn’t get my blog post finished until Friday night around 8pm. Read what steps I’ve taken to ensure that this doesn’t happen to me again. Incidentally, they’re the same methods I tell my clients to incorporate into their routine!


TIP: Have your content stored in multiple locations


I’m just as guilty as everyone else of not backing up their hard-drive as often as they should. But my website content? I hadn’t given much thought to the danger that my content is in by residing on a server. Servers are not 100% secure no matter what people tell you! For that reason:


    • I’ve begun writing my blog posts in a Word document and then pasting them into my content management system (WordPress) instead of writing my blog post directly in WordPress
    • I’m going to save the other content of my website into a Word document every quarter because I make various changes to it as my business evolves
    • My Internet Service Provider offers a fixed amount of storage space for me to back-up documents stored on my hard drive. I am going to start backing-up my documents monthly


What are you doing to ensure that the precious content you create is safe? Imagine if you lost it all…


TIP: Boesen Florist Case Study presented by Doug Mitchell at createWOWmedia


This compelling case study presented by a local interactive media firm, concisely and effectively demonstrates what a well-constructed and executed strategy can do for a business.


If you have a few minutes, read the Executive Summary on page 4; if you have a few more minutes read through the whole Case Study. I guarantee you will view your marketing strategy differently when you’re finished.



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Suzanne Hull

Contemporary Business Solutions

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I'm the "Get It Done Girl" helping small businesses become more efficient. I do this by working virtually, on an as-needed basis, as an event planner, business support specialist, social media guru and translator.

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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.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Suzanne as both a job seeker when she was blogging as Unemployedindesmoines and as a vendor to my company now that she is consulting through her new venture – Contemporary Business Solutions.  She has always impressed me with her energy and enthusiasm.  Her attitude is infectious.  She has also always “gotten it”.  Her business acumen is unbelievable.  She has been able to help me aim my efforts and resources in a way that has had a measurable positive effect on my bottom line.  This combination of spirit and business savvy is rare.  If you get the chance to have her help you out – take it.
Ben Stone, RPO Consulting
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