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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #74

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January Best of Contemporary Business Solutions

Shout Out to My Mentors

Whether they know it or not, there are a few people who have come out of the woodwork over the past year to mentor me both during my job search and in my career transition.

I met Ben Stone during the summer of 2009 when I was deep in the grips of being unemployed. Ben is a “recovering HR recruiter” who has helped me with technical issues and offered up website development tips and tricks. He also gives back to the community on a continuous basis.

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Waveland Park Lodge #654 Breakfast for Amanda the Panda

The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2013 is partnering with Waveland Park Lodge #654 to serve a full breakfast on Sunday, February 17th from 8:00 - 12:30! This will be a special breakfast with all proceeds being donated to Amanda the Panda through the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Come support this great cause! Click here for more information All you can eat, made from scratch for only $7.00 per adult, Kids 5-12 $4.00 and under 5 are free!! Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs, Omelettes, Biscuits & Gravy and more! I hope to see you there!

Learn more about the breakfast

64 Google+ Content Strategies

  1. Link Google+ to your blog
  2. Build strategic networks with circles
  3. Look like a pro: Offer live video chat with Hangouts
  4. Use hashtags to make your posts search-friendly
  5. Link to your blog posts to rank higher in Google+ and Google search
  6. Use Ripples to add influencers to your Circles
  7. Want engagement? Write long posts inside Google+
  8. Use Direct Connect so people can add you to Circles from Google search
  9. Use tags to reach out to people and brands directly
  10. Display your photo in Google search results for greater CTR to your blog

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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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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.


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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