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Contemporary Business Solutions

Volume #5


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.


I’m working on a curriculum of workshops I hope to get started in May. What are some of the social media marketing tools that you need help with? Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MailChimp (Newsletter), blogging…email me your thoughts.


“What’s Your Perfect Number of Clients?”


Well, depending on your industry, profession and how many people are sharing the load, this number varies quite a bit. If you acquire too many clients, do you run the risk of not being able to offer them the level of service you are accustomed to?


New businesses, whether they employ one or ten, need to work as hard as they can in the beginning of their venture to nurture their “unpaid sales force”. You want as many people as possible to know what it is that you do so they can share your talents and offerings with the community.

A colleague in the community mentioned to me:

“Having too many clients is a good problem to have.”

What do you think? Leave your comments at the end of the blog post.

TIP: Age of Conversation III: It’s Time to Get Busy!, a collaborative effort including chapters written by over 300 of the world’s leading marketers, writers, thinkers and creative innovators


This book is a “must-buy”. Not just because I’m a contributing author, but because it delves into the roles community, conversation, experimentation, engagement and collaboration play in shaping the 21st century’s ideas. The focus of the third edition is social media which is all the craze in 2010 and each chapter is written from a different author’s perspective.

Social media is changing the way we do business, so it’s time to get busy! The uniquely titled sections include: At the coalface; Conversational branding; Influence; Getting to work; Corporate conversations; Measurement; In the boardroom, Pitching social media; Innovation and execution; Identities, friends and trusted strangers.

All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Huge thanks to Drew McLellan of McLellan Marketing Group for bringing us all together.

TIP: 4 Easy Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans, from


  1. Ask Their Opinion – maybe use a poll
  2. Test Their Knowledge – create a fun, relevant quiz tied to a giveaway
  3. Pair Promotions with Content
  4. Thank Your Fans – choose a random fan and award them a coupon…


How are you engaging your Facebook Fans?



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.


Suzanne Hull

Contemporary Business Solutions


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
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Office Hours

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
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.


Suzanne was wonderful to work with from designing our website to educating us on all areas of social media. She is very knowledgeable, and if she doesn’t know the answer, she finds it! The social media coaching she provided has completely changed our ability to reach and market to customers! I very highly recommend Suzanne!

Gretchen Sandfort, PT, GKCC, Ponderosa Valley Wellness
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