The Art of Finding a Mentor

The Art of Finding a Mentor

(Editor's Note: Our guest post today comes from a true professional who's generously blogged for us before - welcome Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services! Learn more about Kevin at the end of the post!)

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to start the hunt for a mentor. The wedding industry is chockfull of experienced professionals, so there’s no need to ever feel like you’re in this alone. Once you have even an inkling of the direction you’d like to take, it’s time to find someone that inspires you and can answer questions.

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The Harsh Reality of Business Ownership, and 5 Things You Need to Do to Survive

The Harsh Reality of Business Ownership, and 5 Things You Need to Do to Survive

If there's one thing I know to be true in business (and in life), it's that nothing is ever constant. By their very nature, businesses are dynamic, and we all need to be mindful of that if we want them to thrive. We, as business owners, have to be willing to face the reality of what we've built, something that's often easier said than done.

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Conference or Workshop

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Conference or Workshop

(Editor's Note: Today on the blog, we welcome the return of frequent guest contributor Jennifer Taylor of Taylor'd Events! Read more about Jennifer at the end of the post!)

The wedding industry is filled with conferences, tradeshows and other educational workshops at both local and national levels. Most of them can be tempting to sign up for, but realistically, you can’t attend every single one due to time and financial commitments.

The question is – how do you determine which will be the best experience and provide you with the most return on investment?

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Stuck in a Rut? Try These Wedding Industry Best Practices for Finding Inspiration

Stuck in a Rut? Try These Wedding Industry Best Practices for Finding Inspiration

(Editor's Note: The talented Fabrice Orlando of Cocoon Events Group is back on our blog today, offering his advice on how to get un-stuck and find inspiration again in your wedding business. Read more about Fabrice at the end of the post!)

Even the most creative wedding professionals find themselves uninspired at times, so don’t be ashamed or discouraged if you find yourself staring blankly at your computer.

While we’ve all been there, there are plenty of ways to get your creativity going and pull yourself out of a funk. Although it may seem logical to scroll through some top wedding blogs or flip through magazines for ideas, that process can actually add to the frustration, as you’ll end up seeing all of the gorgeous details that have already been done.

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The Latest Trends: Why Educating Yourself on "What's In" is Essential

The Latest Trends: Why Educating Yourself on "What's In" is Essential

(Editor's Note: Today we're welcoming a new guest contributor to WeddingIQ - the talented Rebecca Hochreiter of DestinationWeddings.com! Learn more about Rebecca at the end of the post!)

In the wedding world, trends are often on the minds of engaged couples as they navigate the planning process. In some instances, they may even have a hand in influencing brides’ and grooms’ decisions. Additionally, more and more wedding professionals are making it a priority to keep tabs on the latest and greatest.

So why is it important to stay in the know? In a saturated industry, it’s imperative to stay relevant. The ability to offer industry insight will position you as not only an indispensable resource, but someone who values the client experience.

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