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Bill Bean
Works at Deep Ripples
Attended Western Kentucky University
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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Consulting
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  • Deep Ripples
    Director of Funkiness Regulation, 2011 - present
  • Big Help Consulting
    Chief Helper, 2009 - present
  • U.S. Army
    02November, 1987 - 1990
    Piano player for the 74th Army Band at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
  • Nels Ackerson for Congress
  • Starbucks
    Barista
  • Eagle Church
    Pastor, 1992 - 2000
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Indianapolis, IN
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Bowling Green, KY - Virginia Beach, VA - Nashville, TN - Morgantown, KY
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Introduction
Strategic thinking, leadership, and problem solving are strong suits.  Working with a team or alongside another leader to take an organization to the next level is where I work best.  Being the solo super entrepreneur has never appealed to me.

Throughout my career the main thing has been relationship building.  I like taking care of people whether they're a customer, a client, or a teammate.  I love finding ways to be truly helpful.

Public speaking, small group instruction, event planning, writing, and customer service are all areas I have extensive experience with as a result of my unique background.  Being a quick learner and reader allows me to take on new challenges effectively.

Currently, I am applying my skills and experience to help businesses leverage their online marketing and overall web presence.  There is so much available to small business owners at such low cost.  Most often they are simply too busy to educate themselves.  They need someone with wisdom and some basic business sense, that they can trust, to help them get started.  This new work has been very satisfying. It has allowed me a way to be truly helpful and work at becoming that trusted advisor.

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Former pastor, Army musician, and barista turned internet marketing consultant. Operating out of Indianapolis. I'm just a Bill.

Grew up in southern Kentucky.  After a couple of years in college (Western Kentucky University) I married and joined the Army.  I spent three years as a piano player in the Army Band.  Following that I spent more than 15 years as a pastor and church musician.  Additionally, I've worked for McDonalds and Starbucks, sold pianos and keyboards, managed a baseball card shop, worked as a buyer in a bookstore, started my own book selling business, and worked on a political campaign.

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The two most awesome daughters in the world.
Education
  • Western Kentucky University
  • U.S. Army School of Music
    1988
  • Butler County High School
    Music
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Indiana peeps. This one's for you via +Abdul-Hakim Shabazz 
With all the recent twists and turns in Indiana politics these days, we figured it was time for another informal survey of our audience. So ...
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Declare your independence from two-party politics: Join the Party of Principle, and have a happy and free Independence Day!

https://www.lp.org/membership

h/t +Libertarian Party and +Libertarian Party of Indiana 
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RIP Dr. Marc Alan Feldman (@votesnotforsale). He will be missed.
#libertarian  

One of the highlights of the recent LIbertarian presidential candidates debate: https://youtu.be/Q_toYr_Hcdo
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Some of you email marketing experts might want to pitch to Lowes Credit Services. Here's the subject line I saw in my inbox:

+Jordie van Rijn +Stephan Hovnanian 
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How does the concepts behind Schema and Entities fit together?  I put  a few thoughts together on the topic.
Schema.org is a joint effort between Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex to help people create and promote schemas for structured data on the internet. From an implementation perspective, the Schema website provides a number of schemas on a range of topics and examples on how to use those on your web pages. So I thought …
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True.This.
 
5 lies we need to stop telling about coffee

Mind you I haven't checked every fact in the infographic below, but since it completely supports my obsession with coffee, I'll say a hearty Amen! to all of them.

What do you say?

image source http://tgcafe.it/1TLq1iO
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☕️ ☕️ ☕️  Thanks for sharing, +Bill Bean! ;)
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I think the two primaries cost Indiana tax payers something along the lines of $7 million. Turns out they might have been a complete waste of $$$.

From Rob Kendall:

"Evan Bayh’s apparent return to politics is the latest reminder of the rotten way we place candidates into nomination in Indiana. Taxpayers are forced to pay for worthless primaries. The results mean nothing. Primaries are just fundraising tools, designed to bolster name identification at the public’s expense."

"In April, I appeared on local television and said the primaries were nothing but a club sport, and citizens had no business funding the charade. At the time, state parties across the country were attempting to change their rules to steal the nomination from Donald Trump. Some in Indiana were publicly plotting to not honor his victory. At the time, many Republicans were upset about my comments."

"Two months later, as Evan Bayh appears to be on the verge of replacing Baron Hill to run for U.S. Senate, some of those same people are now livid over Democrats play of the system. Pot meet kettle."

"Not to be outdone, Republicans may soon be doing their own high profile tag-out. Mike Pence, who like Hill, was elected to be his party’s nominee, is on the verge of vacating his nomination. Between the two of them, Pence and Hill accumulated more than 1.3 million votes. By the end of the week, none of them may have mattered."

"I am sick of the two major parties using the money of others to fund this meaningless exercise. I went to the Libertarian Convention this spring. They nominated candidates for numerous positions on the ballot. This occurred at a private event, without using taxpayer money. No one got injured. No one disputed the results. If the Libertarians can pull it off, there is absolutely no reason the Republicans and Democrats cannot."

"We have a system designed to continually protect the two major parties. They are allowed to maneuver as they please at the expense of everyone else. Hill’s handoff to Bayh is further proof the primaries should be conducted at party expense. At least then, all those voided votes would not have been on the taxpayer dime."
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You sound like a Cubs fan, Wes.
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"If you’re calling your email a “blast” – it probably is."
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Because you might just need this sometime soon.
Get up to speed on your social media images sizes with this awesome infographic that shows you the different images sizes for each platform in 2016
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New: Candidate Cards for Presidential Candidates

Hey, +Google show some love for the Libertarian presidential candidates. (re: Candidate Cards)
https://www.google.com/posts/

+Gov. Gary Johnson +Libertarian Party 
#libertarian   #election2016  
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* This is not an actual bank branch. This is a corporate office.* I gave the 3 star in hopes that people would want to read and see that this is not an actual bank brand. It's a corporate office. As far as I know, there isn't going to be an easy way for the company to communicate this on Google Maps. I have been a First Merchants customer for 3 years or so. Based on my experience with them they deserve 5 stars. Compared to my 20+ years of dealing with Chase...this bank is a breath of fresh air.
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Stayed 4 nights. Overall good experience for the price ($95 rate). Final bill included valet charge, which were in error. They corrected this quickly. Room was clean. Decor unremarkable. Couldn't get it as cold as I wanted. Bathroom was small. Bed was comfortable enough. Hotel food ain't cheap, but the portions were generous. Get the meatball sandwich at the grill. It was surprisingly good. Only downside is that the grill/convenience store is very slow. Lots of places to eat within walking distance (if it isn't 1000 degrees). Walgreens next door is handy. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, at that price.
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Needed an engagement ring repaired quickly (You can appreciate the timing.) They did it fast and for a fair price. My wife is very happy with the results.
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reviewed 7 months ago
These guys did great work restoring cedar trunk. My wife couldn't be happier and is so glad to have her grandmother's trunk back to the way she remembered it as a child.
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I've been going to Dr. Sukurs office for a few years now. Everyone at the office has been wonderful. Whether it was crowns or cleanings, the experience has been great...and I really hate going to the dentist. They really take time to explain everything and are extremely compassionate. Definitely the best dental care I've ever received.
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Kyle was great! Friendly, professional and helpful the whole time. I'll call them the next time too.
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Chef Dan's catered our outdoor wedding party. It was perfect! Allison was very easy to work with putting together the menu and logistics. Price was reasonable. Food was great. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say. I would use them again, and am looking forward to getting a chicken sandwich next time I see the truck.
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