Maximizing Your Time – You Really Can Do It All!

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Have you ever felt like you have 30 hours of work to do in 24?                             And if you really do think this, do you take it a step further to realize that we have even less than 24 hours in a day to get things done

Not Exactly Dressed To Impress

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There are all kinds of business awards given out each year.  Some for outstanding performance, design achievement, great acts of humanitarians healing the world..and then there is Mark Zuckerberg. Esquire magazine named him one of the 10 worst-dressed guys of 2010 in their “2010 Celebrity Style Hall of Shame” list. I guess if I was a  twenty something billionaire I

Greed is Good..No Really!

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“Greed is good”.  Iconic words spoken by the famous fictional character, Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street. At first blush, these words come across pretty hard core, like a smack in the head. I ran across a blog post by Daniel Hoang where he points out that Gekko actually isn’t  really saying greed is good.  There is actually a

20 Ideas Your Can Steal For Your Wedding Business

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When things get tough, the tough gets going.That’s what happened with these creative businesses forced to deal with the recession.  You can get inspired for your business success by the strategies these businesses used in this article:  20 Ideas Worth Stealing The bold, brilliant marketing and promotions of these businesses all had something in common: they didn’t do it alone. 

If Everything Is Free for Today’s Bride, What Do We Have Left to Sell?

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I read the book Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson this year and it completely blew my mind. Anderson talks about the rift in the mindsets of people over 30 and people under 30 when it comes to “free.”   Those over 30 grew up hearing, “Nothing is free.”  “You don’t get something for nothing.”  They

Playing Safe Can Be Dangerous For Your Wedding Business

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Do you worry about turning Brides off with your marketing message? Let me throw you a curve ball on this sentiment.  You should turn some off..Seriously! Attracting the right clients should be what we shoot for in our marketing campaign.  In the process the “wrong” clients will look elsewhere. Unfortunately, most of us go with a generic message hoping to

Mobile Marketing for Your Wedding Business: Time to get moving!

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Don’t you hate the feeling of being too late to take advantage of a great opportunity? We get a great tip or a bit of advice and know we should take action…then we forget about it or worse…we procrastinate. Then we see someone else set sail on that Opportunity Ship without us.  Not fun. Here’s an example of what happened

We’re Giving Away Our Most Valuable Bridal Marketing Secret…

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You’re about the learn the secret that made us a Six Figure Wedding Business…for FREE. When one of our closest friends in the wedding business (who also happens to be a major competitor, but we won’t mention your name, bro) read my Price Shopper to Profit report, he all but told us we were flat out crazy to give this

Wedding Business: The Games We Play

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I love a great game. The strategy, the competition, the victory.  Hell, I even like the agony of defeat.  (As long as it’s not my defeat we’re discussing.) I’ve always looked at business through this lens.  It’s all a game. There are winners and losers. It’s not a zero sum game; you don’t have to beat your competition.  (Not that

About Us

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    Hi!  We are Stephanie and Jeff Padovani, a husband-wife power business duo. We accidentally started our adventure in the wedding business way back in 2000.  We wanted to combine our love of music, passion for working with people along with our expertise in business marketing, advertising, and sales, so we formed The DJ Solution, an entertainment business specializing