Small Business Diva


Donna-Marie Coggins 

SmallBusinessDiva is managed by Donna-Marie Coggins – author and business manager. I am the owner of Jacaranda Business Support Services, providing writing, editing, mentoring and business guidance to small businesses, along with operating an online international business support website –

In addition, I am Editor of Australia’s Business Mums Magazine and run monthly Business Coffee and Chat Mornings and bi-monthly Business Growth Sessions in my home town of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.

Through the Small Business Diva blog, I share tips and ideas to help others in managing a small business, including posts to motivate and inspire.

Here’s to your success in small business…



  1. Would you be kind enough to consider signing up as one of our ‘1001 Generous Bloggers’.

    The site is at and is a bit of fun to raise money for Mencap, a charity that works with people with learning disabilities.

    We’ve not long started so we have a long way to go, please take a look and see what you think.

    Incidentally, I picked up your blog because of the ‘blogging’ tag on your recent post, via link on the wordpress homepage.

    Anything you can do to spread the word is also appreciated.

    Kind regards.
    david at

    Comment by davidhead — January 6, 2008 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  2. Hi there
    I run a site Grants For Small Business ( ).
    I believe it would be beneficial for both of us if we do blogroll link exchange.
    Do let me know if you wish to go ahead and I will add your site to my Blogroll and then you

    can add me later.

    John Border

    Comment by john border — April 20, 2008 @ 4:34 am | Reply

  3. Hi, SmallBusinessDiva!

    Great site! You are cordially invited to visit my site for female entrepreneurs 35-55 years old, starting out in business at I’d love it if you’d let me interview you for my members (I didn’t see an email or I would have done this offline). What you do is right in line with my audience, so I will be sure to write up a review for this site. Awesome work.

    Together, we are stronger.
    Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman

    Comment by Vicki Flaugher — June 18, 2008 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Donna-Marie,

    we are a blog marketing platform with a current campaign concerning franchise opportunities. Your blog looks like an ideal fit.

    This would be a paid review/commentary where you would hold full editorial control. Would you be interested in the opportunity?

    Kind regards,

    Comment by nik — June 19, 2008 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  5. Evening Donna,

    I’ve perused dozens of blogs this evening and not ONE was worth spending more than 10 seconds on – they appear to be written by children – or the content is just a promo fest for whatever they’re pushing.

    Then I found yours. A breath of fresh air. Real content, advice, suggestions, feedback, etc. Amazing.

    Nice job. I’ve added you to my blogroll… hope you don’t mind. I don’t mind recommending other sites to my viewers and team members, as long as the content is constructive and helpful.

    To your continued success!

    Michael Clutton

    Comment by Michael Clutton — November 7, 2008 @ 1:08 pm | Reply

  6. Hi Donna-Marie,

    Firstly…fantastic blog! I was recommended to visit your site through our work with Crazy Meezer 🙂

    To give you a background of what we do, we recently launched Nuffnang – Australia’s first local blog advertising community. We seek to promote and reward bloggers by matching local advertisers to local bloggers. Beyond just banners, we also run blogger events, competitions, charity, and meet ups. We are the first of it’s kind in Australia with most competing networks being based overseas.

    We are currently building the Australian network and it would be fantastic if you could take the opportunity to sign up to Nuffnang Australia. In our 2 weeks, we have signed over 150 bloggers just through word of mouth. I encourage you to visit our site: We have signed numerous top bloggers like All for Women, Crazy Meezer, Karen Cheng, etc and we’d love to have you on board to join our team of Australian bloggers.


    Comment by Dave — December 8, 2008 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

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