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New Networking Opportunity and Small Business Resource
“Iowans for Social and Economic Development Development partners with community members, agencies, organizations and businesses across Iowa to provide comprehensive asset-building services. Each year, ISED helps hundreds of Iowans to build the foundation toward a stronger, more economically viable future.”
ISED offers several FREE programs and classes to small business owners and those considering becoming small business owners. They are starting a networking group called Alliance of Business Owners (ABO) and I just became a member. What a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s up-and-coming in our community.
Determine your Facebook Page’s Value
Social media management company Vitrue released a free tool, the Social Page Evaluator, designed to help marketers get a better understanding of a Facebook Page’s value.
Just submit a Facebook Page URL and the app will come up with a valuation based on factors like number of fans, number of posts per day, number of interactions and so forth.
It’s a cool way to gauge the potential value of your Facebook Page to advertisers. The tool is adjustable and interactive. For instance, the base rate of Earned Media Value (or CPM in more traditional terms) is $5, but this can be adjusted to a higher or lower value depending on the brand in question.
Likewise, there is a “Fan-tasize” section that lets you manipulate other features like number of posts per day, engagement level and Fan count to see how that affects the valuation.
You can also compare a Facebook Page with up to three other brands at a time and view a Page’s value history. In addition to the valuation data, there is also a list of best practices for getting the most out of your Facebook Page.
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“Get It Done Girl”
Contemporary 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:
Event Planning and Conference Management
Social Media Coaching and Community Management
General Business Support
Basic Website Development
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December 16th, 9-11am at Smokey Row in Des Moines
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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 initially meet Suzanne through the Unemployed in Des Moines networking group she started. I was instantly inspired by her enthusiasm, initiative and resourcefulness in successfully creating her own consulting business – Contemporary Business Solutions. I recently attended her Social Media Workshop Series which I would highly recommend as a wonderful introductory source to gain instant knowledge in social media. She continues to be a key mentor as I now navigate developing my own consulting business. Her multi-faceted business expertise coupled with her “get it done” attitude proves to be a great resource for both start-up and well established companies.
Connie Ward, Marketing and Product Management Consultant