Desert DiVA
  • Female
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Desert DiVA's Discussions

Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Schoder Jul 27, 2008.


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Jean Mason replied to Desert DiVA's discussion "What is it exactly that you do?" in the group StartUp
"I am hoping that it is okay that I "liked" this group! My name is Jean Mason and I am a Scentsy Representative. Scentsy is a fire/lead/ash/soot free candle, that is safe for everyone. We have over 80 different scents and 30 different…"
Apr 12, 2011
Paul Oostenbrug replied to Desert DiVA's discussion "What is it exactly that you do?" in the group StartUp
"I am an independent consultant whose practice includes program development consulting, grant writing and administration (including compliance), business plan development, and evaluation projects. My practice focuses on planning and…"
Mar 24, 2011
Kevin Donnigan replied to Desert DiVA's discussion "What is it exactly that you do?" in the group StartUp
"Hello all, I just joined this group, nice to meet you all. I am a freelance Graphic, Logo, & Website designer, specifically working with start-up and new entrepreneurs in their venture to create a brand image that will stand out from their…"
Jan 24, 2010
Brenda replied to Desert DiVA's discussion "What is it exactly that you do?" in the group StartUp
"I have a truck rental and leasing business. It's called Performance Truck Leasing. We are a locally owned company specializing in 16' and 24' box trucks, all white, automatic, with lift gates. We pick up and deliver our trucks. We…"
Jun 23, 2009
MaggieBelize replied to Desert DiVA's discussion Are you finding that keeping up with your Online Presence is becoming exhausting? in the group StartUp
"I spend at least an hour a day on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, my blog and my website. Of them all, I've found Twitter to be the most effective use of my time - my random "tweets" generate 10% of my online store…"
Jun 9, 2009
Miriam replied to Desert DiVA's discussion Are you finding that keeping up with your Online Presence is becoming exhausting? in the group StartUp
"Every time I think it is getting faster because I'm getting the hang of it, they change the site or I learn about a new site I should check out and then it starts all over. Adding the connections to my website allows me to post a new event and…"
May 6, 2009

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Where I Live:
in a house, in Albuquerque of course!
About Me:
I am a one woman, start up business in the Albuquerque area, but my business is such that I work with people all over the country and overseas. I am a virtual assistant and Since I have started my own business, that is my current obsession and nothing else matters! -edit: Actually, I was told by a friend yesterday that I'm getting a little too obsessive and that frightens people. So I thought I would edit my profile today to reflect more of my kind, altruistic personality, but for the life of me, I can think of nothing else but getting back to work....
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
beautiful sunsets, great weather and overall quirkiness!
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What I'm Reading:
Marketing books, computer books and all things business. If I don't read a frivilous novel soon, I won't be responsible for my actions.

Desert DiVA's Blog

Minding Your Business

Posted on July 23, 2008 at 12:16pm 0 Comments

My blog is available at You can even subscribe to it! It's all about starting a business, working from home and general musings on life...

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At 8:41am on November 21, 2008, Esther Golden said…
More in the health code line. I figured the city (& probably state, too) would need some sort of a license & I can find that. I'm just not sure where to begin with any health regulations. It would not be an edible, which is very good, as I know those reg's are rigid. Any advice welcomed!
At 9:41pm on November 6, 2008, Magic Juggler said…
At 6:12am on September 26, 2008, Magic Juggler said…
Thanks for the add! based on your page, it looks like we have lots in common (e.g., building a business from ground up).
At 9:39pm on September 3, 2008, Rocco Castellano said…
Is it true that you are a virtual assistant? I may be needed your services. I already use one assistant and may need another. E-mail me at askrocco [at]
At 8:25pm on August 27, 2008, ABQSkippy said…
Hey there. LOL about the brothel issue. I certainly did not mean to imply ANYTHING!
Bob Ames has not contacted me in quite some time. It wasn't a scam. He didn't ever want anything. He was just plain looney-toons. He was cc-ing me on letters to officials where he was complaining that someone was holding his cat hostage. He would claim it was a war crime to deny him his dinner. Just wacko stuff. I think he got my name off some progressive Democrat list. I found him to be most entertaining.
Do tell about your career. It sounds interesting.
At 3:45pm on August 27, 2008, Miriam said…
Let's chat about working together soon. I have a couple of clients that could use a virtual assistant, and if all goes well I may need one soon too.
At 1:25pm on August 27, 2008, Paula Manning-Lewis said…
Thanks for dropping by with a comment, I appreciate your compliments!
At 9:23pm on August 11, 2008, ABQSkippy said…
Hi Diva. The Journal featured a story about a "virtual assistant". It sounded like your job description.
How long have you been at this job? Is it an up and coming career?
At 10:08pm on August 10, 2008, ABQSkippy said…
Hi. Was there a story on you in the Journal today?
At 8:44pm on July 30, 2008, Kelly said…
Cool! I love Michelle as a massage therapist. She keeps my arms and shoulders mobile. Have you considered, in addition to AIBA, joining a networking group? I belong to one (that Michelle used to belong to) that has done wonders for my business. Let's chat about it.

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