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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #36   
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Is your organization new to Social Media? Get familiar with The Now Revolution

Your organization once moved at a snail’s pace when responding to outside inquiries and complaints – you would have meetings with numerous internal teams to determine how to respond to an “incident”.

With today’s online world, businesses need to respond instantaneously – and are expected to. You might not have all of the information, but we (the online world) want a response! Customers are lost and won in real-time, every second of every day.

If your business hasn’t adapted to this evolution, it must.
The Now Revolution won’t teach you how to Tweet or update your Facebook status; it outlines how you must retool your business to make the real-time, online world work in your favor rather than against you.

Read the full blog post

What’s the Buzz about Google+?
Google+ is Google’s latest stab at creating a social platform to rival Facebook. Unlike Facebook, where all your connections are “friends” and the tools provided for making connections and sharing are very rigid, Google+ will allow for greater flexibility and customization.
There are a few new concepts to understand such as Circles, Sparks, Hangouts, Mobile, Location, Instant Upload, and Huddle. Here’s a great tutorial on what all of this means and how to use Google+, if you’re lucky enough to get invited – they’re not allowing a lot of users until they get all the kinks worked out. I’m excited to see the business side of the application drop…

The Key Element your LinkedIn Profile is Probably Missing
Making connections is easy; making the right connections is a little more difficult. Make use of Google Adwords Keyword Tool to find out how many people search for various keywords:
  • Use popular keywords to build the backbone of your profile for a general audience, then
  • Include specific, highly targeted keywords to stand out to a specific audience
Read the full article to see a few examples


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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:
  • Event Planning and Conference Management
  • Social Media Coaching and Community Management
  • General Business Support
  • Basic Website Development
  • German/Spanish Translation & German Tutoring
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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.


Suzanne was wonderful to work with from designing our website to educating us on all areas of social media. She is very knowledgeable, and if she doesn’t know the answer, she finds it! The social media coaching she provided has completely changed our ability to reach and market to customers! I very highly recommend Suzanne!

Gretchen Sandfort, PT, GKCC, Ponderosa Valley Wellness
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