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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #75

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February Best of Contemporary Business Solutions

Are You Collecting Testimonials?

People do business with others that they know, like and trust. I’ve been hearing that for the past year; even more so since I started my business in November.

Clients are always hesitant to engage with a new business for the first time. They’re not sure if the business can deliver what they promised; they’re not sure they’re going to get value from the relationship. Testimonials can reassure your prospects that you have a successful track record.

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Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Recruitment Event

Would you like to learn more about the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (GDMLI)? I invite you to be a guest at GDMLI's annual recruitment reception to meet current students, mingle with alumni, and hear more about applying for the 2013 -2014 Community Leadership Program. The event will take place at Embassy Club West from 6-8pm on March 7, 2013. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.

Register for the event

7 Reputation Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make When They Join Social Media

Lacking an own social media voice.Not having a solid listening strategy.Mismanaging critical situations.Being inconsistent about your social media efforts.Not knowing the ins & outs of the platforms you use.Posting the same stuff to multiple networks.Making it all about you.

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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!


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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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