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  

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  

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)  

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  

Teleseminar

I did my first teleseminar yesterday. As part of Mums in Business, I was asked to come on the call and take the listeners through the steps I took in ensuring the growth of Diva Promotions. We had a fair few people on the call and those that have given feedback say it was a fantastic call.

I can feel the kids getting a bit antsy with the christmas period upon us!! I think putting the xmas tree up had something to do with it. I’m finding it harder to get work done as I’m slowly slipping into holiday mode too!!

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Published in: on December 5, 2007 at 5:14 am  Leave a Comment  

Weekend

Well, I thought I would take the weekend off work. I felt drawn to the office only a couple of times but held my ground and stayed away. Felt good, although there are a heap of loose ends that need tying up over the coming week.

Nearly had a small fatility yesterday. Whilst cleaning the biscuit and juice out of the fishtank that my darling daughter gave to the ‘hungy fishies’ the motor went kaput. So we had the decision- either find a replacement lid for the tank, buy a new tank, or let the fishies die and get a new one down the track. So being a RSPCA volunteer, the last option was out for me and I opted for a new tank. Little did hubby know what kind I had in mind!! We’ve now got a 60L tank, on a wooden stand with a flip top wooden lid!! Quite a change from our old little 18L tank that sat on our coffee table.

now hopefully only mummy gets to feed the ‘hungy fishies’!!

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Published in: on December 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm  Comments (1)  

Christmas Party!!

As a member of Mums in Business, I went to their Christmas party. Now, not many networking and business groups that I know of have their own xmas party, so it was great to attend.

There were heaps of us there- over 65 I’m told and the food was delicious!! I made some new contacts, renewed some old ones, have a laugh, drank some champas, and won a prize!!! I won a family portrait from Tessa Gallery Studio valued at $450! Yes, I did a little song and dance and pumped my arms in the air and let out a “woohoo!!” and made a bit of a fool of myself, but I was chuffed!!

Then Alison took the time to thank me for all the help I had given her over these last few months which was great to be recognised. I returned the favour and thanked her for providing such a valuable network for all of us.

So, my last two weeks have been so busy, but it’s back to normal next week and if you called and I didn’t answer- I’m sorry!! Try again this week!!

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Published in: on November 30, 2007 at 11:07 am  Comments (1)  

I’ve done it again!

Well, following on from my latest forgetfulness, I was getting ready to take Hayden to the speech therapist yesterday, and thought I would drop into the bank beforehand. So, we are getting ready, and I find Haydens scrapbook- with a note on it reminding me that we changed our time to make it earlier. Guess what time??

Yep- right then!! I had completely forgotten again!! So I ring up and we had to make a new one for next week but I felt like such a ditz!!

So we went out and bought a new diary for next year- and I pledge to use it!!!

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Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 5:15 am  Leave a Comment  

Publicity Queen!!

Publicity- everyone in business wants it, but how to get it?? Today I went to a meeting run by Donna-Marie from Jacaranda Business Services with the guest speaker being Sally Romano- Publicity Queen. It was a great talk, and even though there was no projector for Sally to use, she did a wonderful job.

Sally talked about the various avenues for media, using the TRUE system. Take a look at her site and also her ebook that she is selling on Ebay for the moment.

The last week was so hectic! It started with my first ever venture to the Redland Women in Business meeting. Of course I went to their christmas party as my first event and found it quite fun. That was last Tuesday night. Then I was out all day Thursday, thursday night, Friday, Friday night, down the coast all weekend, came home on Monday- straight into a committee meeting at the kindy which went forever and was actually a little feisty!!
Then today- as above, and then did one thing that I will remember for quite a long time to come!

I set up a business meeting with one of the women I met at the Redland Women in Business Meeting and then totally forgot to go! Luckily, she rang me as a reminder and only had to wait about 10-15 mins for me to get there. I was very embarressed and have made a note to use my diary more often!!

Anyway, lots of information has been learnt over the last couple of weeks and I will be posting here more regularly!

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Published in: on November 27, 2007 at 10:56 am  Comments (1)