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What To Do When You’re Not Being Supported

Everyone experiences not being supported in different ways, which often feels like rejection. Some bounce back quickly while others feel the sting and never try again. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, was rejected by 12 publishers and told “not to quit her day job” before publishing her first book. Sara Blakely, creator of Spanx, sold fax machines for seven years and was…

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Scared to Make Your Event Planning Dreams Come True?

Since I was young, I’ve been a believer in following your heart and your dreams. No matter what everyone else says or thinks. This isn’t always easy. After all, I’ve heard it all. It’s too risky. How will you pay your bills. Don’t you want health benefits? Will you actually make any money? What if you fail? And in the beginning, when I started my…

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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Stuck in a Rut

Have you ever felt totally motivated to do something, then suddenly that motivation is gone? Or you feel like you’re falling behind because you haven’t achieved what set put and told everyone you’re going to accomplish by the end of the year (or month or quarter). You start to feel bad about yourself and like you can’t stick with something and you avoid talking about…

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How to Find New Event Clients In a New City

Moving to a new city is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life and trying to stay motivated and positive when trying to find new event clients can often feel impossible. People don’t know you; they don’t know that you volunteered for 5 years with the same non-profit organization, that you have amazing event design skills, or that you helped your event…

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A Foolproof Formula for Getting Event Clients

No matter what stage you’re in, when you’re building your event business there are many things you can do and many things you think you ‘have’ to do, that it sometimes feels overwhelming. Do you focus on your marketing first? Paid advertising? Hiring a team? Today I’m sharing three values that we have followed since 2013 that have guided our success at Event Planning Blueprint….

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How to Calculate If You’ll Make Money From an Event

Does it feel like you’re doing everything right, but you struggle to make money from an event – or not enough money? You have clients and you’re gaining momentum. But it still doesn’t feel like you’re making monetary progress. You reach out to potential clients. Set up meetings. They hire you. Now it comes time to charge properly for your event services. How can you…

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Does Getting a Real Job Mean Giving Up?

Sometimes a comment comes from a member of our community that we know all our readers can relate to. That’s exactly how I felt about Cindy’s #1 frustration when it comes to her event planning business: Friends & Family who say things like “you need to get a real job”. Although Cindy is already a certified event planner and a member of our How to…

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Networking Basics: 5 Networking Tips Without Feeling Intimidated

Believe it or not, getting event clients isn’t always about your resume and how many events you’ve planned. With the events industry more competitive than ever and an anticipated growth rate of 10% by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, being an effective networker is important to your success. (BTW – that’s a faster rate than the average growth rate for all occupations!) The issue is most…

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Top 10 Event Planning Podcasts

We think podcasts are awesome because you can easily stream them from home or in the office or download them to your smartphone. Whether you’re driving to an event, washing the dishes or stuck in traffic, podcasts are a great way to stay current and up-to-date with the latest trends and happenings in the event industry. So, which are the best event planning podcasts to…

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How to Build Your Event Brand

Are you struggling to build your brand strategy, so you shine over the competition? Do you see other event planners standing out from the crowd and wonder how they’re doing it? Branding is creating a strategy that triggers a positive response within a specific audience. Brands are designed. They’re planned. They don’t happen overnight. They take time and can often be considered works of art….

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