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Disney on the road in New York City by way of automobile with a little pixie dust help.

I loaded up the car and headed to New York City-myself and another fellow blogger that is.  When my family and I go to New York City, my husband is the driver,  on my bucket list was to drive myself there. I don't mind driving anywhere, even in the city.  Well, at least I think so...

We got into the city OK, but the navigation system was heading us to Queens. (sounds like another post, right?)  I am so thankful my co-pilot said no, we don't want to go that way. We eventually found our way to Double Tree Hotel on Lexington Avenue and in time for the conference to start. We were not late, a bit frazzled, but not late.

We each received a tote bag filled with Disney goodies:






Disney on The Road had several stops around the country where invited moms, and even a few dads where in attendance.  We were served a delicious breakfasts and had plenty of ice cold water to drink throughout the morning.


 
 

Maria Bailey of BSM Media spoke to us about Women in business. Moms as business women need more attention as business owners. They contribute 1.7 million dollars to the US economy. That's something to take note of. She also told that our children are watching what we do-follow your passion, achieve your goals. This is what your children are learning from you and will realize they can follow their dreams too.

The social Media manager of Disneyland, Gary Buchanan spoke to us next. He is a happy, energetic man and was very personable. You can follow him on https://twitter.com/Gary_Jerry, and you should!  He filled us in on the new happenings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida:
New Fantasyland: Three majestic castles are now available for you to experience the Magical Kingdom. Gaston's Tavern, Beast's Castle, and Belle's French Village from Beauty and The Beast-one of my very favorite movies. 

Test Track presented by Chevrolet: design you own concept "SlimCar" on a re-imagined attraction. Take it for a test drive too.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Two levels of food, family fun, billiards and bowling in a cool retro style bowling emporium.

Limited  Time Magic with an extra sprinkle of Pixie Dust in 2013. visit disneyparks.com for the schedule.

Star Wars Weekends: Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 9 at Disney Hollywood Studios.

Disney Dining: Focus on creative, fresh seasonal dishes and top of the line Sushi.

Coming soon to the sea: Disney Magic will soon offer new adventures from stem to stern. New spaces and re imagined areas.

and across the USA in California:
"Just Got Happier" with new entertainment with 'Mickey and the Magical Map" stage show new Fantasy Faire with Disney Princesses.

Meet Disney Princesses as they stroll through the beautiful Royal Hall, enjoye princess themed shows.

Cars Land and Buena Vista Street: Be transported to the area that attracted Walt Disney in his early days as an animation pioneer.

visit disneyparks.com for lots more info.


I won the centerpiece, yippee!!!



The key note speaker was Jennifer Labit, she is the creator of Cotton Babies.
She told her story of how she created a company from her home and with a savings of $100. Her company now sells millions of dollars worth of merchandise a year.

She spoke about taking risks, learn from risks, learn from failure, and be willing to succeed. Make one change at a time, then you will know if it worked or not. If not make another change. Create a concept and get followers. Interact with people, and don't echo what is already out there.

Jennifer spoke about picking your boundaries. During family time be with your family, don't work. Do that when they go to bed or during your work time. Family time is family time.

And this is interesting: have an out. What will you do when you no longer do what you are doing? Will your product continue to be made, will your blog still post? Have an exit strategy. Your interests grow, move on look ahead.

 In our tote bag was a package of  Flip, cloth diaper cover, which is part of a cloth diaper system from Jennifer's company.

New moms and moms to be should give this a try! Cloth diapers save you money and landfill space! Head on over to cottonbabies.com and see the entire line of products perfect for baby and you.



We also heard from a panel of  Mompreneurs. They told us about the products they developed and how they brought them to market.

My Summary of the day:
Have a business plan.
Network.
Go to trade shows, conferences.
Listen to your customers/followers, read their comments.
Have goals. Achieve goals.
Is your product needed in the market?
Visit Walt Disney World with your family and don't work while you are there on vacation!!!


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Disclosure: I was invited to Disney on The Road New York City. The comments and views are my own.
 

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