Monday, January 28, 2008


Women helping Women Grow Corporations From Home

Lancaster, PA (PR WEB) January 21, 2008 – “Gifts lie in hidden places, and life is a scavenger hunt,” says Elaine Biss, the creator of ‘Divapreneur.’ “Regardless of whether you are a single woman, mother, widow, Latina , black or white, the only requirement here is that you have a business and be a girl.”

Since its 2007 holiday launch (December 23) as the Internet’s savvy, social networking site for women, Divapreneur has attracted a diverse range of businesses. Boutique owners, graphic artists, image consultants, freelance writers, and jewelry designers are among the leading members of this online haven for business women.

With 50 members on its second day, and 250 members during its fourth week; Biss’ drive to bring women together as a large, support group continues to create a growing community on a daily basis.

Yet although the fame and fun of Divapreneur seemed to happen overnight; Biss did not accomplish this fortune alone. As a Web site designer and graphic artist, she is proud to acknowledge that community members are far from intimidating business women. According to Biss, a successful at-home business owner herself, “Every day is casual Friday.” So when Paulette Kinney and Kimberly Flynn transitioned from being her customers to her business partners, it was only natural that a friendship formed and Divapreneur was born.

A former interior designer, Kinney owns her own graphic design studio and has developed her own innovative printing style a year ago. “She is truly a visionary,” Biss says. “And coupled with her business acumen makes her a great resource for me. I place a lot of confidence in her when making decisions.”

Flynn, who Biss describes as a “business genius,” is also a valuable role in the success of Divapreneur. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she decided to leave Corporate America in 2006 and take her creativity to a comfortable and convenient environment – her home. This has allowed Flynn to focus on her health, two successful online businesses, and the growth of Divapreneur with greater ease.

Committed to connecting to business owners everywhere, Biss, Kinney, and Flynn continue to pursue the concept of building a “public sharing” community for women creating businesses out of what they love. Their passion for building a positive and enriching online experience has not only provided them with a place to meet other business owners; it has influenced the so-far success of Divapreneur and its newest additions: DP Mag and Divapreneur Blog.

“There are women out there who crave guidance, but do not know how to go about getting it or where to ask,” Biss says, addressing the goal of DP Magazine, which is set to launch February 1, 2008. With the belief that the majority of magazines on the shelf are marketed to men, or for women marketed as if the women were men, she brings light to the growing phenomenon of women who are starting their own businesses right from home or leave the work force to follow their dreams.

“DP Mag will dispense advice from professionals who have made it and are eager to help others,” Biss says. With a full-fledged staff of writers and editors, designers, and a marketing team, all who are active Divapreneur members, DP Mag’s debut February issue is called “The Sweetheart Guide.”

Technology, business, culture, culinary, life, and events are staple categories in DP Mag, with each article written by an expert or budding professional who specializes in each area. Women everywhere can get a copy of “The Sweetheart Guide” by downloading it online for a small fee via email.

Although Divapreneur is “by invitation only,” the Divapreneur Blog is the window to becoming part of this network. It spotlights members, businesses, and shows off just what this community is about – women helping women grow corporations from home.

If you would like more information about Divapreneur, DP Magazine, Divapreneur Blog, and/or schedule an interview with Elaine Biss, please call (888) 441-DIVA (3482) or e-mail Elaine at inquiries @

Press release written Elana Pruitt, Editor of DP Mag and, columnist for Agenda Magazine. She is also the author of Good Girl Gone Shopping.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Why networking works- A commentary by Elaine Biss and Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose shared the following:"Networking groups are designed to network with other like minded people. In our case it is smart women growing their businesses from home. It is one thing to join and to post about your business services and products and that is great! But, in order for a network group to help each other grow we all need to use each others services when ever possible."

"Please look to our members for what you need before going somewhere else. We have such a vast amount of businesses here that you can surely find what you need. Are you looking for Avon, Hand Made Clothing, Hair Bows, Business opportunities, Web Design, Business or Life Coaching????? Put a post out for what you need and let our members come to you with what they have to offer."

"If you give your business to our members on a regular basis it is sure to come back around your way."

Elaine recently mentioned on a post -"We have so many wonderful people here. These ladies are so gifted and even the ones starting out have something to share. When I created DP I was thinking a lot of the Nash Equilibrium."
"I won`t bore you with the quantum physics, but the theory is sort of like, if I make a decision taking in consideration my partner`s decision, I will make more money in the long run. Rather than stab her in the back and I make me rich for now."

"Think about it. When you unite, you accomplish. When you divide, you temporarily conquer, but the losses are equally catastrophic. Divapreneur is living proof of it."

"Go look at the vendors and support them. Exchange links and share knowledge. Find new networks and put yourself out there. You never know which one is going to help you make it big. You may encounter jealousy, but jealousy is the homage paid to excellence."

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Sweetheart Gift Guide

The Sweetheart guide it..s on its was and you can be part of it! Purchase a spot and send us your best item to give a sweetheart on Valentine..s Day. DP mag will be launched on February 1st. DP mag is Divapreneur community official magazine.
Divapreneur is a women only community joined by invitation only.
You will receive a banner like this one to show off on your site next to your items.** The items will be featured on a slide show, our blog and myspace page that will link to your store. The dead line to add your item is January 25th so hurry before all the spots are gone!

Purchase your spot here!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Divapreneur Community Declared "I am Queen" Weekend

There is nothing like a little recognition. At Divapreneur, the divas became royal.

"I am declaring Friday, Saturday and Sunday You are the Queen days!" Elaine Biss posted on her blog early Friday morning. "Use the badges below to show the world her royal highness takes no guff!"

Many divapreneurs posted the badges on their blogs, pages and sites to show support. Any one with a great idea please post it on the community blog or email Elaine.

As a last precaution, Elaine mentioned:"Try not to behead anyone!!" The community embraced the activity and more special days are on their way.

To join please contact us.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Welcome to Divapreneur!

Hello and thank you for joining! If you haven`t yet, read on.
Our wish is to make Divapreneur a place where we can promote businesses, share resources and network by recommending and helping each other. Our casual Friday atmosphere makes it a relaxed place to come and do business.

This community is joined by invitation only.

The network was created because so many groups excluded you or you only belonging a little bit. Your sense of who you are gets obscured because you don`t fit in. I just wanted a place where we could all belong-Be a girl with a business or starting one. To be a human being with something to offer, truly fulfills a purpose.

The network has attracted a wide range of women. From young women to retirees, all races, religions and trades. No one is excluded as long we all work towards the same purpose. Among our roster we have actresses, designers, entrepreneurs mentioned on Oprah`s Favorite list, mothers building corporations, authors, retirees finding their calling and women just starting out.

We hope that you will consider joining and see what you can accomplish by being part of a positive community, which sole purpose is to help each other be successful.


Contact Us

Please contact us at hipelaine-diva @ to join our community or call us at (888) 441-DIVA (3482).