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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #19
 
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Social Media for Small Business Workshops
 
The most recent workshop series has run its course and is now receiving a facelift! For this last series, I chose the date/time/location that worked for me. Now, I’m offering each session on an as-needed basis. What this means is that if you’re interested in one of the topics, click on “Email Request” and enter the title of the workshop in the subject field. Once I’ve received 5 requests for that specific workshop, I’ll organize a date/time/location that works with all of our schedules. If you want to have the session next week, just make sure you and four of your friends email in the request. Sessions will be capped at 10 participants.
 
What’s “Bounce Rate”
 
If you’re in business and you have a website, be sure you have analytics installed to measure your progress (I suggest Google Analytics). The next thing you need to do is take a look at your analytics on a regular basis – I do this once per week.
 
One item I’m particularly interested in is the bounce rate: “It essentially represents the percentage of initial visitors to a site who "bounce" away to a different site, rather than continue on to other pages within the same site.” (www.wikipedia.org). Ideally, you want a very low bounce rate percentage which means visitors are not navigating away from the first page they land on; but rather navigating to other pages on your website in order to learn more about your business.
 
8 Ways to Reduce Your Site’s Bounce Rate is a great post by www.mashable.com. Take a look at some of their suggestions and see if you can implement some of their strategies to decrease the bounce rate on your website.
 
FreelanceCamp Des Moines Debrief
 
Last week, Des Moines hosted its first ever FreelanceCamp. Read my blog post Debrief here. Another great opportunity for networking and education begins this Friday, 5-Nov and continues through the weekend at the IBlog Conference hosted at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. Click here to register.
 
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Suzanne Hull
“Get It Done Girl”
Contemporary Business Solutions
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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
  • German/Spanish Translation & German Tutoring
 
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November 4th, 9-11am at Smokey Row in Des Moines
November 18th, 9-11am at Smokey Row in Des Moines

 
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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Suzanne was a delight to work with on the Natural Living Expo. From upfront contracts to timely delivery of her services, she maintained a high level of professionalism and aptitude. She represented the show and its constituents very effectively, and I would certainly encourage others to engage Suzanne and Contemporary Business Solutions. I look forward to working with her again.

Chaden Halfhill
Natural Living Expo

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