Thanks for reading my newsletter! Don’t forget to check out the sidebar information to find out when and where I’ll be available for office hours...
Book Review: The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
The Meyvn Group couldn’t have picked a better book to be their first read of the 2012 Business Book Club.
Last month, 54 Iowa communities submitted applications to the Wellmark sponsored Blue Zones Project to be considered among the first demonstration sites. “Blue Zones are areas in the world where people live longer, healthier lives. Demonstration sites are communities in Iowa where Blue Zone principles will be applied with the assistance of national experts and will serve as models to other communities in Iowa.”
Read the full post
Top 10 Social Media Dashboard Tools
Anne Larson, Iowa Garden Coach, responded to my plea via Facebook for free social media dashboard solutions with this website. Hootsuite charges $15/month per user (over 2 users) for managing shared accounts (Facebook, Twitter…) Thanks to the website Anne shared, I’m test-driving Seesmic. So far, it’s meeting my needs of having several users co-managing accounts for free.
Take a look at the link Anne shared with me
6 Emotions that Make Customers Buy
Customers make purchasing decisions with their gut; they rarely make decisions after doing tons of research or carefully weighing all of their options. Peanut M&Ms at checkout anyone?
All buying decisions stem from the interplay of the following six emotions:
Read the full post
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM THIS NEWSLETTER:
Let me know how I can help!
These newsletters are meant to be a resource to help you in your business. Between the publishing of these newsletters, I create and share content through blog posts, Twitter and Facebook. Connect with me here.
As a newsletter subscriber, what would you like to learn about? Where do you see the need for efficiencies within your organization? To whom will you forward this newsletter?
Email me your thoughts, tweet them or leave me a note on Facebook. Let me know how I can help you and your organization realize your potential.
“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:
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
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
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