Tempering Expectations: Being Realistic With Employees and Their Limitations

Tempering Expectations: Being Realistic With Employees and Their Limitations

(Editor's note: We're always so grateful to have Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros share her extensive experience and knowledge with our readers, and today's guest post is no exception! Read more about Michelle at the end of the post!)

So often we hire employees when we are at our breaking point. We have so much work that we can’t produce single-handedly and need some relief. It takes discipline, courage, and restraint to start delegating responsibilities to a new individual. After all – this company is YOUR BABY. You’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears into it.

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Three Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Business for 2016

Three Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Business for 2016

(Editor's Note: today's guest post comes to us from one of the wedding industry's true thought leaders, our friend Michelle Loretta from Sage Wedding Pros!)

This is the BEST time of the year! Not only do we have the holidays to enjoy some much needed downtime with our family and friends. But also, we have the space and time to reflect on what’s working in our business (and what isn’t) and set goals for the New Year.

 

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Are You Investing in Yourself?

Are You Investing in Yourself?

(Editor's note: Today we welcome wedding industry leader and guest contributor Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros! Read more about Michelle at the end of the post!)

I love being exposed to new ways of thinking. I love learning knew things. I’ve been in the work force for almost 20 years and I’ve been in the wedding industry for 11 years. I work with business owners to help them have sustainability in their own businesses. But, this doesn’t mean that I know it all. (Far from it.) I do A LOT of reading. And, I attend a conference each year for my own learning and well-being. This is beyond the conferences that I’m asked to speak at. This is JUST for ME and my growth.

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Planning for Success: Sage Wedding Pros

 Planning for Success: Sage Wedding Pros

I've been a big fan of Sage Wedding Pros for a long time - I've followed their blog forever, and spent three years as a local host for their awesome Thursday Therapy networking concept. Michelle Loretta and Kelly Simants are two of the warmest, most genuine leaders in the wedding industry, and I'm proud to consider them friends as well as colleagues.

With that said, I was delighted to hear they're bringing The Simple Plan, their business planning workshop, to the Washington, DC market this summer. Having a business plan is so important, and even if you didn't have one in place when you started (raises hand) it's never too late to get your business on track.

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