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Friday, July 1, 2011

Boost Your Business Finalists

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Boost Your Business contest!  I first want to apologize for the "thumbs down" votes that everyone was getting.  This was virtually the only third party app I could use for this type of contest to remain compliant with Facebook and there was no way for me to remove the "thumbs down" portion of the voting.  I hate that people actually felt the need to use it in a competition like this where we're all here for support, but they did.  I can assure you that any future promotions I run will NOT be using this app, I'll figure something else out. 
So, here you go, the 5 finalists for our Boost Your Business contest...

1.  Ladybug's Bows
2.  Bun Bun Bags
3.  Adore Babywear Personalized Designs
4.  United by Fluff
5.  WK & B Country Peddlers

To determine the final winner, a panel of 5 people will review each businesses essay for why they need a boost for their business.  Each business will be ranked, 1-5, 5 being the highest, and each number will give them that many points.  The business with the most points will be the winner.  I'll announce that as soon as each panelist gets back to me, hopefully tonight, but definitely by tomorrow.  Best of luck to you all! 

Below is a list of the final vote numbers.  Also, please don't forget to visit our sponsors, again listed below.
1.  The Peaceful Housewife:  18
2.  Little Sweetie Clips:  9
3.  Sandy Gram:  35
4.  Belly Charms LLC:  33
5.  Ladybug's Bows:  65
6.  Mama Ely's:  0
7.  Intimate Expressions:  0
8.  Simply Siena:  0
9.  mod momME:  0
10.  A New Creation Bows:  3
11.  Creations by JohnnyLeigh:  0
12.  Thirty-One Gifts by Lauren Hoffman:  0
13.  My Crystal Bling:  0
14.  Yono Promotions:  0
15.  Sunshine & Sippy Cups:  0
16.  Two Little Sea Stars:  4
17.  The Wicked Boo-tique:  30
18.  Usborne Books & More with Jessica:  0
19.  Chris Corcoran:  0
20.  Mom Executives:  0
21.  Earthen Magic Essence:  12
22.  Usborne Books, Jonda:  0
23.  Bun Bun Bags:  90
24.  Tutus for LuLu:  0
25.  Indigo Works:  31
26.  Art and Soul:  0
27.  Headstart Hair Clips:  0
28.  Collie Ollie Designs:  21
29.  Modern Royalty:  0
30.  The Cupcake Diva:  0
31.  Heather Stocks:  0
32.  Cat's Cradle:  0
33.  Avon Ashlee:  0
34.  Kaelyn's Heavenly Boutique:  7
35.  Lilla Rose:  0
36.  Adore Babywear:  112
37.  Body by Vi Ashley:  0
38.  Southern Sass:  0
39.  United by Fluff:  68
40.  WK & B Country Peddlers:  62
41.  BagInspiration:  0
42.  Initials, Inc. Dawnia:  0

Please don't forget to check out our wonderul sponsors!  Without them, this contest would not have been possible!

1.  TL Photography-Photography Package ($250 value)

2.  The Mom Shoppe-Advertising Package ($75 value)

3.  Easy Shop 360-Advertising Package ($59.95 value)
4.  WAHMaholic-Professional Blog Design ($100 value)

5.  Rachel Reed-Professional Logo Design ($150 value)

6.  Signature Worx-2 Hour Brain Dump Consulting ($150 value)

7.  Office Max Giftcard ($30 value)
Lynn Platt:  Independent Scentsy Consultant
Simply Siena Boutique
Amy Abrams:  Touchstone Crystal

8.  Deals Among Moms-Advertising Package ($190 value)

*if you're wondering why your count is at 0, but you may have voted, it's because some businesses received thumbs down votes, cancelling out a thumbs up vote.  I do NOT like the thumbs down option, however, there's no way for me to remove it through this third party app, and because of Facebook's new promotions guidelines, a third party app is the only thing we can use for a contest of this type.


  1. Thats not fair you should have a redo, why should some of us suffer due to someones stupid reactions, I'm sorry but that just is not fair I had so many people come over in vote for me! I don't understand I really think that it was unfair and you should do another one on fb you could do a album with photo's and links and then people could go and like the pic's thats what I see everyone eles doing, I'm sorry If I came off rude I just don't think it was done fair and I'm sure lots others agree with me!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting this event and I must say it never once even crossed my mind to do a "thumbs down" EVER!!!! Some people just don't like to play fair. I am very happy I participated and found you and look forward to working with you more in the future. Have a great weekend.

  3. Krista, I've written a new blog post on the subject if you're interested.