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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #9

Thank you for your interest in this newsletter. Through the discussion, I hope to give you a sense of what it is that I do as well as tips and tricks that you can apply to your business.

 

Social Media for Small Business Workshop Series

 

Create a WordPress Website/Blog Session II $25, Tue, 1-Jun

This is a continuation of the first session which took place on 25-May. Bring your laptop and we’ll continue to create a basic website/blog for your business using WordPress. In addition to the pages we created in Session I, we’ll create a few side-bar widgets. We’ll take a look at the blog posts people wrote for homework and critique. Prerequisite: General computer skills. Register: http://smworkshopwordpresstwo.eventbrite.com

 

Create a Twitter Account for Your Business $25, Thu, 10-Jun

Bring your laptop and as a group, we’ll go through the steps required to set up a Twitter profile and account for your business. You’ll learn Twitter etiquette and how to engage Followers on the platform. If you attended the fist two sessions in this series and developed a website, I’ll show you how to create a link on your website to your Twitter account. When you leave, you will have a firm grasp on how to find and follow people and how to create relationships that will help you in your business. Prerequisite: General computer skills. Register: http://smworkshoptwitter.eventbrite.com

 

“The First Six Months in Review”

 

I recently celebrated an anniversary – my six-month anniversary as a business owner. In a recent blog post, I reflect on how I got to be where I am and how I’m learning a lot about myself and business ownership as I go.

 

Do you review how you’re business is doing every six months to a year? Do you take this time to review your business plan and/or marketing strategy?

What's New in TweetDeck v0.34 (now v0.34.1)

As of May 24, 2010, TweetDeck v0.34 is available for download from http://www.tweetdeck.com or you can obtain the .air file here. If you’re using TweetDeck to manage your Tweets, you probably were prompted with the offer to install the upgrade. My favorite change is the option to schedule updates. What’s your favorite change?

Here's an overview of what's new in this release:


How To Create A Membership-Only Website using WordPress via www.makeuseof.com

 

If you’re looking for a way to monetize the content you offer on your WordPress site, look no further. This blog post walks the reader through the steps necessary to install the s2Member Plugin which includes various membership levels and Post/Page/Tag access restrictions, with payment via PayPal. Check it out of you’ve built your site around a community that’s ready to start paying for the content you share.

 

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Suzanne Hull

“Get It Done Girl”

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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:
 
  • 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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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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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Suzanne as both a job seeker when she was blogging as Unemployedindesmoines and as a vendor to my company now that she is consulting through her new venture – Contemporary Business Solutions.  She has always impressed me with her energy and enthusiasm.  Her attitude is infectious.  She has also always “gotten it”.  Her business acumen is unbelievable.  She has been able to help me aim my efforts and resources in a way that has had a measurable positive effect on my bottom line.  This combination of spirit and business savvy is rare.  If you get the chance to have her help you out – take it.
Ben Stone, RPO Consulting
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