Wedding Industry Biz

The Ins and Outs of Diversifying Your Business

If COVID has taught us anything in the way of owning a business, it’s that we can no longer remain stagnant with our offerings or our revenue streams. Diversification has been a lifesaver for many, particularly in an industry where our livelihood relies on weddings and events.

That said, it’s understandable that diversifying is no easy feat – it takes a lot of trial and error, market research, and identifying the needs and wants of your clients to ensure that it’s a successful, worthy investment.

Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 058: Laurie Hartwell Reveals 5 Secrets to a Wedding Planner’s Success

When it comes to the success of your business, your mindset matters as much as your strategy. That’s why we’re sitting down in Episode 58 with Laurie Hartwell to talk about the values and outlook that will make you a successful and fulfilled wedding planner!

Laurie Hartwell is the founder and CEO of The Bridal Society, the world’s largest membership of certified wedding planners and venue professionals. Having nearly 30 years of experience in the wedding industry as an award-winning planner, educator, and mentor, Laurie now shares the principles that have meaningfully guided her success.


Wedding Industry Biz

Stay Focused While Working from Home

By now, most of us have settled into a comfortable work-from-home routine due to the pandemic. Yet, even if you’ve been working remote for six months or more, it can still be a challenge to stay focused — especially when you have spouses sharing your workspace and kiddos home for virtual learning. The balance between work and home life has been particularly difficult in the wake of nationwide stay-at-home orders, so you’re not alone if you feel like you’ve been carrying too much weight on your shoulders.

While there isn’t much we can do about returning to work outside the home, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help you set boundaries at home and find more focus and flow during your working hours (even if it’s at the kitchen table).

Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 057: Renee Dalo Helps You Earn Thousands of Dollars with New Lines of Revenue

What if you could earn thousands of extra dollars by creating new lines of revenue?

Wouldn’t it be great to have other sources of income during times when wedding planning is slow?

If you answered “yes,” then this podcast episode is for you!

Renee Dalo is an educator, national speaker, and the founder of Moxie Bright Events, a boutique wedding planning company based in Los Angeles. She hosts two successful podcasts: Rock Your Wedding Biz and Talk with Renee Dalo. And she’s a nationally recognized Wedding Biz Educator who teaches online courses, provides coaching, and leads mastermind groups for wedding industry pros.


Timeline Genius

[New Feature] Effortlessly Track Your Most Precious Resource


Timeline Genius now automatically tracks the time you spend working on your timelines — down to the minute!

So let’s say you’re talking to a client and you wanna know how much time you’ve billed working on her timeline… Or let’s say you just wanna monitor your team’s efficiency… Well, no sweat! Just glance at your new time tracking dashboard, and you’ll see the time spent on each timeline, broken out by team member.

And the cool thing is, this all happens for you automatically because the system is smart (dare I say, ‘Genius’) 😀 For example, if you stop working on a timeline (to open a different application, go make a sandwich, or whatever), Timeline Genius will detect that you stopped working and stop tracking time.

To see the new time tracking feature in action, just check out the video below!

We believe your time is an incredibly precious resource… Time is what you use to build your business… Time drives your profitability and work-life balance. Ultimately, time is the stuff life is made of, and that’s why we’re so focused on helping you save and manage it.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates coming soon, and keep shining like the rock stars you are!