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Contemporary Business Solutions

Volume #54

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Managing your Email Inbox

I work with several Clients who are trapped by their email inbox. By trapped, I mean that they spend more time staring at their inbox than getting actual stuff done. Emails often get lost in their inbox because it’s so full. In this blog post, I share a few tips on how to regain control:

Read the full blog post to find out how

Get Familiar with Dropbox

I've been having hard-drive isses on and off for the past month and the only thing that's kept me sane is that I know all of my information is saved to Dropbox and accessible to me via any computer and my mobile device:

Dropbox is a web-based file hosting service that uses networked storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.

I can share folders with clients and collaborators. No more emailing documents back and forth wondering who has the latest version; we can all work off of the same document.

Dropbox uses the freemium financial model and its free service provides 2 GB of free online storage. In comparison to similar services, Dropbox offers a relatively large number of user clients across a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems.

Follow this link to sign up for dropbox today!

Freebee Cards

Des Moines' newest startup to come to my attention is called Freebee Cards. Whether you're a business or a consumer – there's something in it for both of you:

A FreebeeCard℠ is a free virtual gift card valid at local and online businesses. Every day, our website will feature new businesses, each offering a set number of cards with ranging values - $5, $10, $25, $50, etc. If you like a business or just want to try it out, you can reserve one of their cards for free.

Once you have your card, you must visit the business or online store to reveal the value of your card. The FreebeeCards
℠ technology will recognize when you arrive at the location and tell you how much your card is worth. You can use it toward your purchase that day, save it for later, or gift it to someone.

If you're a business wanting to leverage a powerful marketing took, sign up here.

If you're a consumer who wants free virtual gift cards to local and online businesses, sign up here.

Don't forget to connect with Freebee Cards on Facebook and Twitter, too!


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Suzanne Hull

Get It Done Girl”

Contemporary Business Solutions

Business Solutions

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!


Need help with social media? Sign up for one of seven workshops here
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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