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Wine tours in beautiful Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Sydney Airport Transers and Hunter Valley Formal Car and Wedding Car

Mr Wilson’s Hire Car service is the service you’re looking for if you would like:

♦ to take a relaxing wine tour in beautiful Hunter Valley,
♦ an affordable transfer service from Newcastle or Sydney Airport
♦ to hire a luxury Formal Car or Wedding Car
♦ Hire car for a Wedding Hunter Valley Pokolbin 

Mr Wilson’s Hire Car & Chauffeur Service was established in
2014 and offers private wine tours in the Pokolbin area. Tours operate
out of the southern gateway to the Hunter Valley winery region,
Cessnock. Let a local show you the sights and provide you with some
great insider knowledge about the area.  

Mr Wilson's Hire Car - Hunter Valley Hire Cars, Pokolbin Wedding and Formal Car, Transfer Service, Newcastle Airport, Sydney Airport, Hunter Valley Wine Tours

The Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast, and is most commonly known for its wineries and coal industry.  The Hunter Valley is a major tourist destination in New South Wales and is the 6th most visited place in Australia attracting more than 2.5 million people annually.

Mr Wilson’s Hire Car has a variety of services available:

Wine Tours in Hunter Valley
–  Full day enjoying some of the Hunter Valley’s finest wineries and cellar doors. Packages include guided wine tours with the option of a delicious BBQ lunch –  prepared and cooked by Mr Wilson from his Wine Tour Lunch Menu – including seafood, chicken, beef and vegetarian meal options. 

Restaurant Transfers
Newcastle Race days
Muswellbrook Race days
Scone Race days
Newcastle Airport Transfers
Weddings and Formal Hire Cars 

For more information on this see Hunter Valley Hire Car Services & Rates

or visit Mr Wilson’s Hire Car Facebook page

Streamlining the Natalie Crowe Designs Office

After spending so much time out of  the loop with our clients and generally looking at and working out how best we could improve our services. One of the major points of contention for us was streamlining the process. We have our own system as to how to manage and sort our client files, but I personally wanted to have a more hands on approach to what we do as a business. I want to be able to look at a client  at any given time and know exactly where he or she is in their business relationship with Natalie Crowe Designs, but also to be able to optimise my service to all of you.

After much planning and organising (and stationary shopping etc), we now have 47 active client files which all have a summary display folder with various documents that have been consistently streamlined with in the business.  The folder has all the details I need to know when I pick up the phone to talk to a client, the progress report on their latest development. the previous projects developed, the accounts for that client, a list of products or services that the client currently already has and could possibly use in the future.

 I’ll grab a photo of the achievement when I get back into the office but for those who are interested. Our folders have:

♦ Client Detail Summary Sheet
♦ Current progress sheet – per job
♦ Credentials sheet – what accounts they have setup , who, what where
♦ Current products/service & proposed services.
♦ Accounts to date – summary

The folders are consistent across the board. We still file all of our paperwork in a filing cabinet but this system makes it much easier when the phone rings and you need to review.

Can’t wait to start growing the client list between now and the end of the year.

Personal Time Management Guide

Natalie’s Personal Time Management Guide Notes: 

I can’t remember exactly what resources I compiled these from but these are the questions I ask myself whilst working out my goals, both general and self development goals or to look at my values.  To get my actions in check with my goals and all looking at what I truly want.

Some of these are information from my personal notebook others are questions to ask yourself. 
Hopefully they make sense. 

If you find any of this helpful please feel free to  message me via my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/nataliecrowedesigns)


       ♦ What are your goals?    1 to 5 years
       ♦ Who, what, when for the future
       ♦ Home & Family Goals
       ♦ Work & Business goals and contributions

Self Development Goals

       ♦ What would you do if you won the lotto?
       ♦ What would you do if you only had 6 months left (this question looks at values)?
       ♦ What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you couldn’t fail?
       ♦ Goals must be in writing – clear and specific


       ♦ Taking action without a plan is inefficient
       ♦ Take your objective and write down every step required to achieve that goal.
       ♦ Organise and plan action steps required, prioritise more or less important tasks


       ♦ Making a list improves productivity by 25%.
       ♦ Each item is checked off when completed
       ♦ The idea of the list is a accomplishment successfully completing the list


       ♦ Establishes the 20% relevant and 80% irrelevant.
       ♦ What is the most valuable use of my time?
       ♦ Is this the top pay off

I am short on time this afternoon, but in a later blog post I will  put links up to documents I use to get myself on track.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

Remember, An attempt failed has more chance of success than making no movement forward at all. Do the best with what you have.  You can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Kind Regards,

Working with so many Hunter Valley Businesses

Over the last 12 months we’ve worked with 65 individual businesses, powering through websites, managing SEO for several of our clients and completing

Busy start to 2014 – Bring on the 5th of Feb

Why Hello there!
Fantastic to have you here,18 days into January and extremely confident 2014 is going to be a massive year! Now with School Holidays in NSW almost coming to an end (only a few more weeks to go! ),  Natalie Crowe Designs is working behind the scenes on several projects for clients  part time whilst our family prepares for our daughter to start Kindergarten  in Early February. 

As a business, we’re scheduled to be back in the office 5 days a week by 5th of February!  And to tell you the truth I couldn’t be more excited, I have loved having the family together over the last 6+ weeks, but I am looking forward to the exciting new prospects that February 2014 has to offer and all the projects we have in the works at the moment being close to completion or moving forward to the next stages of development. 

We have plans in the coming days to give you an update on each of the businesses we’ve worked with at the end of 2013  and the new clients that we’ve taken on this year.  Stay tuned lovelies!

Natalie Crowe

Getting it Sorted – Making a commitment to stretch

Good Morning all, it’s been a long 48 hours. But it’s been so worth
it. Lots of things happening and late nights /early morning knock offs
mean that lots is being achieved.

Tell me something Is it
just me? or is there always something more that you want to do? I have
so many things I’d like to do as a business owner to help others and so
many things I’d like to do to build my business.

[After thought:] I think this post was a little bit of on the spot clarification… – if you found it helpful let us know!

With so much on the list to achieve .. There’s only one thing to do.. GET IT SORTED!
1) Make a list…
2) Allocate times…
3) and scheduled it in!!
4) Make the commitment to stretch and go hard.

It will mean that I need to say NO to some projects that come along… but it’s part and parcel. One step at a time!

So what’s on the agenda?
I have consultations tonight with Cessnock Motorcycle Club – so further
planning , I have Carmichael Estate website content plan to write,
Hunter District Hunting Club Website Updates, Cessnock Rifle Club
Website Updates, No Insects Website updates. I have the second Quilts
for Cots Logo design and several websites to do Search Engine related
and Facebook Management for today.

Full day booked in. —
I’ll be in the office for the majority of today, if needed please feel
free to leave a message via the mobile or send me an email and I will
reply once I have completed today’s to-do list.

With that day
plan! Let’s brighten the mood! Through out today I’ll be posting colour
posts via our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/nataliecrowedesigns)! I want to see your colours!! I want to see you shine!!


Join us on Facebook and network with others!

Have a great day!

New websites underway development for Hunter Valley businesses

Day 2
that we’re back in the office and we worked until the early hours of
this morning, more so from excitement than “having to work”. I have
missed the routine and being back in that focused frame of mind whilst
working for yourself.

We got the phone call late yesterday to
say our quote for Cessnock Motorcycle Club has been accepted, we sent
out sample designs to Quilts for Cots, we finalised Pink Finch Soy Candles logo.

Updates and Modifications for Hunter District Hunting Club, SEO for Barry at BDM Trading and No Insects

We are working on several developments at the moment with my current to-do list down to 65 items from 76 yesterday.

I am almost completely booked out until after the 18th with a few consultations still pending confirmation.

If you require a consultation whether that be face to face or via phone
or Skype, please book in early to avoid disappointment.

I look forward to bringing you all new developments we’ve got in the works in the coming weeks!!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Natalie Crowe Designs Consultations

NOTICE regarding CONSULTATIONS in 2014 :
Starting 5th of February  

All Face to Face consultations will need to be scheduled between 10am and  finished by 2pm.   

There will be Limited After hours consultations available by appointment ONLY.

We will be offering PHONE/SKYPE consultations for those who aren’t able to work in with the 10am and finishing at 2pm.

Consultation Rate is $66 an hour.  
This rate includes travel time, and applies for phone and SKYPE consultations.

To organise your consultation
Please feel free to call us on 0423285233
Our skype account is – NatalieCroweDesigns 

Redrock Music – Artist Management and Mentorship

Website # 3 
Redrock Music – www.redrockmusic.com.au 
“Based in Broome, WA, RedRock Music specialises in Artist Management and mentorship, taking the sounds of Australia’s far north-west to the world.

Established in 2011 RedRock Music has extensive experience touring regional Western Australia, and services provided include artist management and mentorship, publicity and promotion, tour management, and assistance in developing funding proposals.

Artists – Walkabout Boys are a five piece Indigenous Country Rock Reggae act hailing from the remote Yiyili Community in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Playing with a passion, their music reflects their unique Country, and the wonderful people that live there. 

RedRock Music site was one of our Starter Package website this included:

5 Page Information Website
Custom Design to suit your business.
Including Homepage, 3 pages of your choice and a Contact Page with a Contact Form complete with Email Notifications directly to your inbox when you receive enquiries, and automatic email responder notifying your clients that one of your staff will contact them shortly.

[Web Hosting ]
– 12 Months Online storage for your website related files

[Domain name or Website Address]
-12 Months registration for a website address of your choice yourwebsite.com.au

[Ability to edit your website]
– 12 Months access to NCDAchieve Content Management System – which is an all in one system that will allow you to update and manage your online business in a central dashboard.

[Personalised User Guide]
– Step by step user guide tailored to your skill level on the best way to manage your online business using NCDAchieve.

[Standard Search Engine Optimisation]
– We do keyword research and optimise your website ready for launch, in addition to submit your website to the primary search engines.

We made a few alterations to the package to tailor for what would be best suited for the client. We decided that it would be better to include audio player with a couple of their clients tracks instead of the two additional pages.

Meeting with Rachel’s Home Child Care Nanny Agency

Just had a great consultation with Rachel’s Home Child Care Nanny Agency
– a lot to absorb but also so many ideas running through my head as to
the best way to solve the key focus points for development. Looking
forward to the planning process for this one and actually addressing
each of the key issues or problem areas for Rachel’s staff and clients.
It’s a long term commitment but we’re stoked to be a part of it.

We have a consult with All Star Pet Minding tomorrow! Looking forward to meeting Melissa in person and going over her ideas for her website.

Have a great rest of your evening