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Jennifer Taylor
Nov 21, 2016

Five Tips to Find a More Productive Start Each Morning

Whether you’re a commuter or you work from your home, the way you start your morning has a big effect on how the rest of your day unfolds, so it’s to....More
Kim Sayatovic of Belladeux Event Design
Nov 16, 2016

How to Turn Your Hometown into a Wedding Destination1

How attractive is your hometown as a wedding destination? Sure, it's easy if you live in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, but what about those of us in....More
Kevin Dennis
Nov 14, 2016

Building Wedding Referral Business in the Off-Season

Although you may not have a lot of wedding business booked for the off-season, that’s not to say that there isn’t more you can do to ensure the next....More
Gene Lundgren
Nov 09, 2016

9 Tech Tips for Your Event Production Checklist1

Here, nine smart items for your event production checklist from tech pro Gene Lundberg of Aquarian Production....More
Tami Forero
Nov 08, 2016

Whatever Happened to 'Home Training'--and Why We Need it Back1

As business owners, supervisors, co-workers, friends, and family of other people, we need to set the example and communicate the values we expect to....More
Michael Kaltenhauser
Nov 02, 2016

How East Can Go West--and Succeed: Three Branding Tips

Michael Kaltenhauser of digital marketing agency Astronaut, part of Pico Group, gives tips on how Chinese brands can succeed in the West....More
Kerry Lee Doehr
Nov 01, 2016

The Power of 'Strategic Narrative' for Your Business

In the special event business, perhaps more so than any other industry, we are sought after for our ability to sell the story. And this comes from....More
Oct 24, 2016

The Rise of South Asian Destination Weddings

Whether they’re saying "I do" in the Dominican Republic or they’re tying the knot in Puerto Vallarta, South Asian couples can now seek out venues....More
Rebecca Hochreiter
Oct 17, 2016

Going Green with Destination Weddings

Today’s couples are increasingly prioritizing their eco-footprint when it comes to their wedding planning--and with good reason! How can we make our....More
Fabrice Orlando of Cocoon Events Management Group
Oct 13, 2016

Keys to Managing Multi-Day Special Events

In many cultures, multi-day events are the norm--however, coordinating a three-day event is not quite the same as planning a one-night celebration....More
Jen Taylor
Oct 09, 2016

The Key to Pricing Your Work and Knowing Your Value

You’re great at what you do and there’s no question about it. Shouldn’t you be charging accordingly? Pricing your work based on....More
Kerry Lee Doehr
Oct 06, 2016

Event Industry Ethics: When Should Unused Fees be Refunded?

As a professional event planner and owner of one of Santa Barbara’s leading event planning companies, I have seen my share of ethics issues in....More
Oct 03, 2016

Top Tech Apps of 2016--Part III1

When you’re looking for the right tools for streamlining your company, it might require a bit of experimenting until you find the best fit....More
Jennifer Taylor
Sep 28, 2016

How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events

Great creative people doesn’t focus on the creative rut; rather, they put their focus on getting out of it and finding their next dose of motivation....More
Kim Sayatovic
Sep 25, 2016

Finding a Balance Between Event Design with Planning1

We all know the two stages of putting together a successful event: the design and the planning. Each of these components is equally important to....More
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