Want More $$$ in Your Wedding Business Bank Account? Check This Out.

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I met with Oz Alon, the charismatic co-founder of HoneyBook, by Google Hangout on the fourth anniversary of his business. He is ambitious, driven, and absolutely passionate about empowering creative entrepreneurs with a magical experience through the payment and communications process, so that it can be passed on to their clients. Here are a few of the insights he’s gleaned

7 Tips to Get On the Preferred Vendor List

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The Preferred Vendor List. It’s like the Holy Grail for wedding pros. Get those coveted venue referrals and you’ve got it made. But how do you get your wedding business at the top of the list? A recent discussion in our private Facebook group (for Acceleration members only) shared some tips. Yeah, our members rock. 🙂 #1 – Photographers, send

Photographers, the Best Marketing Strategy You’re NOT Using

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Wouldn’t it be great, photographers, if you could get other people to promote your work for free? Wouldn’t it be great if you sold more digital images from weddings? Best of all, wouldn’t it be great if all you had to do to get this was send an email? All of the most successful photographers that I work with at

How To Get More Referrals in 2016

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By Megan Miranda We all make New Year’s Resolutions that are personally unrealistic, like losing that last 10 lbs. or finishing that undone house project. For years, I vowed to stop being late, which I honestly still haven’t completely achieved. One attainable resolution that you can certainly keep is to get more referrals in 2016! Get your current clients to

Wedding Industry Roundup: Expert Tips, Websites and Referrals

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Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: 5 Wedding-Industry Experts Share Their Expert Tips– 5 industry experts, from a DJ to the stars to a drone videographer, share personal advice on what has made their business successful. 27 Wedding Trends We Have to Look Forward to in 2016 – Get ready- your 2016

How Can I Earn Venue Referrals As a New Wedding Business?

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“We are just getting started as an event planning business; we’re officially an LLC, our website design is underway and we’ve got business cards about ready to send to the printers. Our next steps include going to venues to get a tour of their location – to know what they have to offer firsthand. Should I email/phone venues to schedule

7 Secrets For Constant Word of Mouth Referrals

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In preparation for our new workshop, “How to Create a Flood of Word of Mouth Referrals,” I’ve been searching out the best strategies for getting recommended by clients and wedding pros. Word of mouth means you’ll need to get people talking…about you. These types of leads are so powerful because: They provide social proof, evidence of your value based on

3 Steps to a Constant Stream of Quality Leads

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The day I quit my job was one of the scariest moments of my life.  It was right around the time we got married (see photo.) I’d saved up two months income as a safety net (if you can call it that) but other than that, it was do or die time. Unfortunately, we wasted a lot of money trying

The 7 Deadly Networking Mistakes of Wedding Pros

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I know you’re guilty.  I’ve seen you (or someone like you) committing these networking sins at every wedding professional mixer, wedding show and industry event. Don’t believe me?  Take heed of these common mistakes that can ruin your networking opportunities and cost you big time in lost referrals. Mistake #1 – Hanging out with your friends all night. I get

3 Ways to Win Friends and Referrals Fast in the Wedding Business

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The fastest way to referrals is through networking.  While it takes time to build up your reputation, earn those precious word of mouth recommendations and get Page 1 visibility for your website, you can start getting referrals immediately from the wedding businesses who have them to give. The sticking point for most wedding pros is that they don’t know HOW