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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #45
 
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Cross Post your Google+ Posts to Your WordPress Blog

A past social media coaching client, Patrick Van Nice Interiors, has dove into Google+ with gusto. He’s shared with me a way to cross post Google+ posts to a WordPress blog using a plugin.

Here are point-by-point instructions on how to install the WordPress plugin which will allow cross posting of Google+ posts to your WordPress blog. This plugin will really allow your blog readers who aren’t on Google+ yet access to your content via your blog. Here are a few pros/cons from Patrick:

Read the Pros and Cons of the plugin
 

Make Daily Deal Sites Pay Off: 4 Steps
 
Almost all of us have at some point bought a Groupon or LivingSocial offer. Have you thought of using these Daily Deal sites for your business? Before you get started, make sure you’ve done your homework. Realize that the daily deal site may need you more than you need it. Be aware of your limitations. If you are an independent massage therapist, your business will be ruined: you will sell more daily deal offers than your one-person business can service in a timely manner. I purchased a Groupon for a massage 2 weeks ago and haven’t been able to talk to a person to schedule an appointment. They’re over capacity and their prospective customers are mad.
 
  1. Know your finances and metrics cold: make sure at least your fixed costs are covered, do your best to track who uses the coupons and if they ever come in again.
  2. Expect to negotiate with the deal site: don’t take their offer as the only option
  3. Plan a winning promotion: be sure you entice the one-time visitors using their discount coupon to come back and visit your location.
  4. Get the customers back in: consider offering a follow-up deal
Read the full article
 

Join the Young Variety of Des Moines!
 
Tonight, the Young Variety of Des Moines will be hosting a fundraising event in support of mobility efforts for children of Central Iowa. Attendees are encouraged to leverage their social graph to bring in the coinage. There will be drinks and music at the Des Moines Social Club in the Kirkwood Lounge from 6-9pm. Not able to attend? They’re using PhilanthroPig’s signature fundraising portal, so you can click here to donate from anywhere…
 

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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
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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.

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