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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #81

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Book Review: The Trusted Advisor

The three authors of this book are consultants on professional-service management and customer-relation issues. They feel that before anybody can become successful as a business guru, they first need to gain the confidence of their clients.

While I wasn’t a huge fan of the book, the biggest take away for me was their five-step development process that encourages outsiders to engage clients by...

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing on Your Website

Please stop annoying potential customers with things that you shouldn't be doing on your website. Would you force a customer to watch a 30 second video before they enter your store location? Would you make them opt in to your e-newsletter before they make a purchase? Then stop doing these things on your website:

  1. Flash intros and splash pages
  2. Auto playing audio and video
  3. Poor use of popups
  4. Social media icons (when you have no following)
  5. Cheesy stock photography

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Twitter Adds Cards to Help Brands Register Emails

Twitter just took another step towards helping brands generate revenues from the social network.

The company announced a new feature called the Lead Generation card, which gives businesses a way to register users and their emails for promotions or memberships directly within a tweet. When you click to expand the tweet, you'll see an option to sign up with your Twitter handle and connected email already filled out.

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Suzanne Hull
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Contemporary Business Solutions

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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:
 
  • 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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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.

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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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