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When business wants to get “something done” they call on ”The Get It Done Girl” Suzanne Hull. Here she tells us what she can do for business and about her new project the Iowa Craft Beer Tour coming in May. Always entertaining and fun…here is Suzanne with details:

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Iowa Craft Beer Tour

by "Get it Done Girl" on April 17, 2014 · 0 comments

in Networking

After the success of the DSM Sushi Roll and the Iowa Wine Tour, many of you have asked for an Iowa Craft Beer Tour…and I’ve listened!

Microbreweries, breweries and brewpubs are a destination for craft beer enthusiasts. Fortunately for us here in Des Moines, we are home to some long-standing landmarks; others are newly established by independent craft brewers.

I’ve put together a tour of four local microbreweries, breweries and brewpubs that includes education, tastings, food pairings, on-site shopping and brewery tours…and it’s all happening on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Tickets will go on sale on April 30th, so mark your calendar. Here’s the schedule if you want to check it out…


Contemporary Business Solutions is holding a monthly series of Lunch and Learn workshops at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce in 2014. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and laptops. Since this will be a workshop format, attendance is limited to 15.

The next workshop, “Making the Internet Work For You” on May 1st, 2014 from 11:45am – 1pm at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, will focus on how to use various free tools to help monitor the Internet enabling you to work smarter, not harder. We’ll learn how to create Google Alerts, claim your business’ Google Place and learn how to listen to the Internet via Feedly. Bring your laptops and we’ll work through the steps together.

Purchase Tickets

Please add the following dates to your calendars!

  • June 5th, 2014 – MailChimp E-Newsletter
  • August 7th, 2014 – LinkedIn 201: How to Supersize your LinkedIn profile
  • September 4th, 2014 – LinkedIn 301: How to Use your LinkedIn profile
  • November 6th, 2014 – TBD
  • December 4th, 2014 – TBD


Join the Social Media Club of Des Moines for beers, food and fun with Dwolla! They’ll be discussing the process of building a brand behind a successful start-up & how social media can aid in that process with Caitlin Jones, Dwolla’s Marketing and Communications Builder.

Caitlin has been building the Dwolla brand since June 2011. She manages Dwolla’s internal communication efforts which include social media, the Dwolla blog and crafting and executing the company’s marketing initiatives.

Don’t miss this exciting evening with one of Des Moines’ most successful start-ups!

Purchase your ticket today!

Time: April 23, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Dwolla
Street: 666 Walnut St #1830
City/Town: Des Moines, IA 50309


Should bloggers date their blog posts?

I’ve been writing on average one blog post a week since I started my business in November 2009. To me, that’s a lot of blog posts.

No, I’m not churning out content like Jay Baer, Chris Brogan or Seth Godin; nor do I aspire to. That’s not my goal.

What I would like to know is:

How important is it for you, as a consumer of blogs, to know when the article was published?

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Iowa Summit for Women Entrepreneurs

Earlier this week, I attended the Iowa Summit for Women Entrepreneurs at the DMACC Ankeny Campus and organized by the Small Business Administration.

While I consider myself a female entrepreneur, most of the attendees represented women owned businesses – I’m talking about the kind that employs other people and that produces a product. In addition to being a GREAT networking opportunity, it was eye-opening to learn of the problems facing women-owned businesses. Some of the issues we discussed can affect men-owned businesses, but there were a few that predominately affected women:

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Where Do You Network?

We all know how important networking is to a small business owner and solopreneur, but where do we go to network? How do we find out where to go to network?

Below are all of the online calendars I sift through on Fridays to organize my networking for the following week. Below that are a few networking events I attend that may or may not post their events on online calendars:

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