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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #82

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Book Review: Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni

I’ve always liked a good story…A story that teaches a lesson about business means a lot more to me than a list of dos and don’ts. This fable hits the business book story-telling nail on the head.

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How to Set Up a Hosted WordPress Site

WordPress is one of the most popular and user-friendly blogging/website platforms in the world with over 66 million sites. If you're building a site yourself from scratch, it can be a bit daunting. Here are a themes you need to address before you started:

  1. WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com
  2. Registering a Domain Name and Finding a Host
  3. Downloading and Installing (Without One-Click)
  4. Extras

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10 Tips For Writing Content That Ranks [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you haven't heard by now, “Content is King”. But not just any content. You want your business' website to rank high on search engine results and stay there over the long run. Below are a few ways to get there:

  • Write for users, optimize for robots
  • Forget about keyword density and keyword stuffing
  • Integrate related keywords, synonyms, and grammatical variations into your content
  • Use Google’s free tools to find long-tail keyword variations that you can blend into your site copy
  • Focus on writing long, in-depth, quality content
  • Target high quality low competition long-tail keywords
  • Write content that answer’s common questions from prospects
  • Get your content noticed and shared on social media platforms
  • Strive to build your AuthorRank and develop your Google+ profile
  • Don’t forget about title tags and meta descriptions, they are the first thing people typically see in search results

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Suzanne Hull
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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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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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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.

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I have worked with Suzanne on several projects and have been more than impressed with her. Suzanne is committed to understanding my business needs, she is extremely empathetic to our needs and she is wonderful at creating solutions that work within the scope of those requirements and resources. She is a consummate professional and she always provides value to the working relationship. Aside from being a great business person, she is also wonderful to work with and an absolute joy to be around. Suzanne can help you on so many levels and her expertise would be a feather in the cap of any business...big or small. I would gladly hire her again and would highly recommend her.

Brian VanHeuverswyn
Electronic Media Director
August Home Publishing
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