New Blog!

Brand new website just up – http://www.beginnersmarketingkit.com 

 

Check it out!!

Published in: on December 1, 2008 at 5:48 am  Leave a Comment  

New Blog

Hi Visitors!!

Please note, we have had a change of blog address. This is now hosted on our main site. you can see the new blog at

www.divapromotions.com.au/blog

Enjoy!

Published in: on March 3, 2008 at 9:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Facebook Group

So I’ve finally gone and registered for facebook! And, now we have a Diva Promotions facebook group! Please come along and register at this url- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22045440034

 Facebook is a social networking tool that can be used to help build your business. There are many different paid advertising avenues with facebook, however none more important than building an expert status, plus some great google love!! And, this is free!

Simply come along, join the group, post a link back to your URL!

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Published in: on February 13, 2008 at 9:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Chocolate Winner!!!

Well, yes we have yet another winner for our competition!

 Congratulations to Vicki from Bubble Bubs!! Vicki has won 120 personalied choc bite bars, valued at $75. Courtesy of Lisa at Moments in Chocolate.

Celebrate your special moments with Personalised Chocolate Bars.Our lives are full of moments. Moments bring us joy. Moments can forever remain memories. Celebrate all of them.

Wedding coming up? Birthday party perhaps?
Maybe you want to promote your Business?
Or send out a chocolate Birth Annoucement?
Whatever the occasion, Moments in Chocolate have something available for you.

Congratulations Vicki and enjoy!!!

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Published in: on February 13, 2008 at 3:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Another Winner!!

The winner has been chosen from our December competition. A big congratulations goes to……..

Melinda Dunlop from Virtual Sanity!

Melinda won a Mums in Business Membership, and was told on her birthday!!

Yes, at Diva Promotions, we know how to keep our visitors happy!!!:)

 Stay tuned for a new competition winner to be announced shortly!

Published in: on February 6, 2008 at 3:34 am  Leave a Comment  

How do we manage?

Well as women and mothers in business people tend to often ask- how do we manage?

And many of us have our own way of managing, coping, whatever you want to call it! We all have different aged kids and some are at school, whilst others are still babies.

So how do we do it? I must admit, not very elegantly!!! I know sometimes my washing sits on the futon waiting to be folded for a day or two (sometimes 3- eek!!) and the kids just come out take some clothes and go.  But I justify this with ” I’m busy making money!!”

Then it’s the TV- yes unfortunately, I use this contraption way too much.  But how I love Playschool….

At the moment, my kids go to kindy for 2 days a week and it is in this time that I get the bulk of my work done. It’s my quiet time to research and plan my business. The other days I just work in my business, answering emails, writing invoices, organising advertising etc.

It can be challenging at times, when you have a business to run, kids to feed, clothes to wash, floors to clean, hubby that needs attention and don’t forget the dog!!

I have one word that I am growing very fond of…

…outsourcing…

So, how do you do it??

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Published in: on January 16, 2008 at 1:01 am  Comments (1)  

Is your New Year getting off to the best start?

I don’t know about you, but I find that getting back into work mode after the holiday period very hard!! Procrastination takes centre stage and that to do list just keeps getting bigger.

So if you are finding the same kind of feelings, here is a quick few tips to help get you going again and make this new year fantastic!

1) Get your desk and office organised. Clean up and clear all the clutter off your desk. Do all the filing that has been sitting waiting and give your computer a good clean.

2) clean up your emails. If you are anything like me, I like to hoard all emails in case I need them again!! Get rid of them! Start from the bottom of your email list and work through them- deleting those that you really don’t need and following up on any business leads sitting there. It’s a good excuse to touch base again and say happy new year!!

3) Get your invoices in order. Pay any outstanding debts, and clear up any to-do’s left in your accounting. This will help keep your accounts nice and tidy and make handling your money a lot easier this year.

4) Join some business networks. Take a look around and start posting on forums. Other peoples motivation can help give you a kick along!

5) Write down some goals. Write down what you want to achieve this year and then come back and fill out the ‘how’ of your goal list. Once you get the goals down on paper, the job is much easier!

Start now!!!

All the best,

Emma.

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Published in: on January 14, 2008 at 9:09 am  Comments (1)  

Only 30%??

I was reading some statistics from the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and one of recent media releases talks about businesses having a web presence.

 Apparently the figure has grown, but is still only 30%! 

And the statistic incorporates those who have a ‘web presence’- either their own website, or listed on someone elses.

That shows that there are still so many businesses out there who are not on the web as yet. Considering the growth of the internet, and the many capalibities for communication, this spells disaster for business growth!!

I wonder when they will start to realise the potential of the internet and what it can do for their business. For those of us who have an online business, now is the time to shine and charge forward, leaping in bounds ahead of these other businesses who somehow refuse to embrace todays technology!

All the best,

Emma.

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Published in: on January 9, 2008 at 1:21 am  Comments (1)  

Top 10 Franchises

I was reading today about the top 10 franchise predictions for 2008. These are the stats coming out of the US and out of the top 10- only 3 were non- junk food.

No wonder we have such an obesity epidemic!!

The top 10 were listed in this order:

1) 7-eleven

2) Subway

3) Dunkin’ Donuts

4) Pizza Hut

5) McDonalds

6) Sonic Drive in Restaurants( ??)

7) KFC

8) Intercontinental Hotels Group

9) Dominos Pizza

10) RE/MAX ( real estate)

I was actually suprised that there are no cyber business in there, or no health related business.  Let’s keep an eye on this and see what comes about at the end of 2008!!

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Published in: on January 8, 2008 at 10:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Merry Christmas!!

Quick blog to say a merry christmas and a great new year to all Diva Promotions clients and readers.

The office will be closed from Friday 21st through to Monday 7th January, however emails will still be checked at times.

It’s been fantastic working you all this year and I look forward to doing so again in the New Year!

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Published in: on December 21, 2007 at 2:28 am  Leave a Comment