Why You Need To Be Prepared For Business Disaster

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Disasters happen, whether they be internal, or, even more importantly, external disasters. To be specific, you never know when the sewer will back up, or your town will be hit by a natural disaster. These are the kinds of things that businesses tend to forget about, and will kill 43% of those hit according to Becky McCray’s article. You know

Shut Up and Fix Your Wedding Business Already!

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Lately I’ve heard a lot of pessimism in the wedding industry, a lot of hand wringing about shrinking wedding budgets, the DIY trend, unfair expectations set up by the bridal media.  Yadda, yadda, blah, blah. I get it.  It’s tough out there.  According to the Wedding Report, average US wedding expenses dropped 32% from 2007 to 2009.  That truly sucks.

The Benefits to Video Conferences

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Employees who telecommute or work from their home is something that is becoming more and more common, especially amongst startups and small businesses. Even if you do have employees on site it is likely that at some point along the way you will end up having at least one person who works for you from their own office. Utilizing video

Fighting Discouragement While Building A Business

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Something that entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers and the like all face is discouragement and this is something that will get a stranglehold on both you and your business if left unchecked. The first step to dealing with discouragement is identifying the cause according to Laura Spencer. In her article she does a great job of covering the main triggers for

The Rules for Wedding Industry Customer Service

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Customer service is an ongoing part of marketing. Whether you are on the client or service side of the process it is important to follow some basic rules to enable the situation to get resolved. I’m guessing that you have dealt with at least one bride who has come to you with a problem. A wedding is super important to

How Gratitude Leads to Abundance in Your Wedding Business

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In the morning most of us find ourselves running like crazy to get to the office on time and then spend the entire day trying to catch up with our to-do list. We basically spend our entire day feeling like we are running behind. Zahra Efan talks about how she works with her clients encouraging them to take time to

How to Turn Body Language into A Means for Success

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The media has been doing a lot of coverage on how the clothing that a business person wears affects the outcome of their success. The problem is that if you are acting like you are on a baseball field you won’t have any better success wearing a suite than you would have in a t-shirt and jeans.  According to a

How to get Pro Google Search Results

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Google searches are a part of daily life, whether that is for personal use, or research you are doing for your wedding business. Google is set up to be used a certain way however, and if you haven’t heard anyone explain the format you might be spending two to three times the amount of time needed to look for information. 

Wedding Business Plan Dos and Don’ts

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When you are pitching your wedding product or service to a potential client you might just want to know some of the basic business do’s and don’ts so that you can actually close that sale. Instead of loosing clients by going through the school of trial and error check out David Ronicks article on business plan do’s and don’ts. For

Top Tips for Finding Spring Inspiration for your Business

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We’ve all been shut in doors too long, so getting out and going shopping, hitting the beach, hiking, etc sound like a wonderful idea. Perhaps more than an idea. Preston Baileys calls it an automatic distraction which can be turned into inspiration in his blog. The good news is that you can tap into that energy and excitement directing it