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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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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How Being Less Educated, Less Informed and Less Inspired May Save Your Wedding Business

How Being Less Educated, Less Informed and Less Inspired May Save Your Wedding Business

Last year, I wrote a post on whether inspiration would ultimately be the wedding industry's downfall. I remember feeling nervous when I posted it, because let's face it, certain "movements" and hashtags have become wildly trendy among wedding pros and other creatives. I worried that, by questioning the motives of the people behind it, I'd be seen as some kind of wedding industry mean girl. as negative, as judgmental. (It wouldn't be the first time. Some people really don't like being called out.)

Still, as with most of my quasi-controversial posts on WeddingIQ, I felt the topic needed to be discussed. And I stand by what I wrote, as well as my follow-up piece on how sugarcoating the reality of business hurts wedding pros and aspiring entrepreneurs.

This post is similar, but a little more personal to me. And it's not an easy one to write, that's for sure.

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Banish Busy Season Burnout With Jen's WeddingWire Education Center Post!

Banish Busy Season Burnout With Jen's WeddingWire Education Center Post!

Wedding season is officially upon us - at an industry networking event earlier this week, almost every wedding pro I spoke with said they're kicking into high gear starting this month, and the same goes for my own company.

With that in mind, I'm excited to share my WeddingWire Education Expert piece for April, "Five Business Tweaks to Make Before Busy Season Hits." I've covered the major areas of your business to examine before you get swamped with events.

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Thank You, WeddingWire World!

Thank You, WeddingWire World!

We had such a fantastic experience this year at WeddingWire World 2016! WeddingIQ was re-launched less than a year ago at WeddingWire World 2015 and we're so excited to have come so far in such a short period of time. Not only were Jennifer and I both featured speakers this year but our booth in the Marketplace allowed us to share our blog's vision with attendees. We met some amazing business owners from all across the country and listened to great advice from fellow wedding vendors and celebrities in our industry. Here are a few highlights from the week. Stay tuned for a more in depth exploration our presentations coming soon!

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