4 Tips For A Successful Wedding Business Relaunch

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Wedding Business Tips Relaunch You’ve just taken an extended break from your wedding business. Or maybe you moved to a new location, changed niches, or completely rebranded as a wedding pro. You’re ready to relaunch your wedding business, but your referrals have either dried up, or aren’t viable leads for your new circumstance. You’re feeling like you’re back at square

How to Get More Done by Taking a Break

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By Megan Miranda I know what you’re thinking, entrepreneurs don’t have time for breaks! These days, people equate taking a 15 minute break to being lazy. While you may cringe and the idea and think it is counter-intuitive, taking regular breaks from your work can actually make you more productive. Think of your brain as a muscle — it gets

How Do I Turn Website Visitors Into Leads?

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I see the same painful mistake on wedding pro website over and over. Most wedding business websites are NOT designed to turn visitors into leads. The best of them are pretty brochures. The worst are circa 1995 nightmares with blinking gifs and flash intro pages. But very few of them are designed to capture leads. Think about how many website

Featured Wedding Superhero: Peter Merkle of Chicago Wedding DJs

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Superpower: The Host with the Most Peter Merkle, is the Chief Energy Officer of ChicagoWeddingDJs.com, founding member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association, guest speaker and author of “How To Have A Dream Wedding (and Avoid the DJ Nightmare).” When I asked Peter to share his “superpowers,” the skills and talents that come most naturally for

5 Strategies For Working With “Difficult” Wedding Pros

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By Christine & Rich Yodsukar Have you ever finished a wedding day just been thankful it was over because you worked with the most difficult vendor known to man? Well, we’ve all been there at least once and it’s inevitable that the moment we swear never to work with them again, we find out that one of our favorite clients

How to Beat Wedding Business Burnout

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At the end of a busy wedding season it’s normal to feel a little burnt out. After all, months of dealing with heavy workloads and demanding clients will affect anyone. Here are 5 steps to take to beat wedding business burnout and get ready for the next booking season: 1. Take a Break Whether it is a week-long vacation to

4 Simple Ways To Increase Your Bottom Line

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Guest post by Amy Green and Melanie Marconi, BDI Events. We founded our corporate event planning business ten years ago. The first few years were smooth sailing with predictable growth, and then…the Crash of 2008 hit! All of a sudden, our goals turned from increasing profit to cutting expenses, streamlining operations and holding tight to clients, even though some were

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Go PRO

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Guest post by Katie Smyth. When you see it you know it: The PRO. The Pro is consistent, precise and ‘together’. Not to the point of perfection (we’re all human after all), but you can see they get the job done. Steven Pressfield, creator extraordinaire, tells us, “There are two paths: Amateur and Pro”. And I’m telling you this, “It’s

7 Wedding Business Lessons From Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones! Game of Thrones!” It’s Sunday night and I’m dancing around Jeff in a circle. Yes, I’m that excited. In honor of this weekly obsession in the Padovani household, let’s explore what Game of Thrones can teach you about your wedding business. 1) Daenerys Targaryen: Stand out from the competition and inspire couples with a mission and brand.

What You Need to Know About Your Competition

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COMPETITION. That word can mean lost business and strike fear into the heart of some wedding pros. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  You can learn how to make your business truly stand to the point where you no longer have competitors. Your biggest rivals can become networking partners and help you generate ideas for your own business.