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Month: December 2016

6 Ways Wedding Venues Can Attract More Couples

6 Ways Wedding Venues Can Attract More Couples

I was inspired to write this post after speaking with my friend Emily on the phone. I’ve known Emily for years as she used to be the Catering and Event Manager at one of the largest wedding venues in my city. They were booking around 100 weddings a year and were constantly all booked up. Then, a few years later, Emily started a new job with a hotel that had only been booking about 2 weddings a year. Her job was…

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The Entire Flow Of My DJ Business

The Entire Flow Of My DJ Business

Since we are talking about systems, and I promised to just GIVE you the templates you need to systemize yours, I thought I’d share the entire flow of my wedding DJ business, Airwaves Music. If you have a photography business, or a wedding planning business, or anything different from a DJ company, your flow will be different. Having said that, you can still take 80% of my outline and use it for your business. If you have a DJ business, you…

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We’ve Added Referrals!!!

We’ve Added Referrals!!!

  What if you could grow your wedding business with very little effort and no money, all while helping your friend succeed? Well, that’s exactly what we have figured out how to do with our newest referral feature at Event Temple!!! Let’s say you get say, 5 leads a month or 60 a year. Imagine now that you could refer every one of those leads to 10 friends in a matter of seconds. You’d be making 600 referrals a year. Even…

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How To Handle A Complaint And Refunds

How To Handle A Complaint And Refunds

    It’s never a good feeling to get a complaint as a business owner and we all dread the moment that it could happen. At my DJ company, we book hundreds over events every single year and of all the weddings we do, we usually get less than 1% of them as complaints, which is something we are really proud of. Of course, our goal is to get that number down to 0% and we’ll do that by continually…

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What To Do When You Can’t Afford Help

What To Do When You Can’t Afford Help

If your business is anything like mine, then you know that profit in wedding businesses can be small, especially after you pay for your time and expenses. That can make finding and affording good help nearly impossible. What I mean is that if you book 35 weddings at $2000 each, you theoretically make $70,000. But that’s not actually the case, because you have to pay yourself something for your time (say $50,000 to live on), and then you have to…

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A list of training to create

A list of training to create

First off, you should be really proud of yourself for sticking here so far. You are already well on your way to systemizing your wedding venue business. So far, you should have gotten yourself a free gmail account, setup a folder in google drive and also created a free account at Asana. I’m going to make it really easy on you in today’s blog. I’m going to get you started by helping you make a list of all the things…

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My 5 Super Tools For Creating Wedding Venue Systems

My 5 Super Tools For Creating Wedding Venue Systems

Want to create a business that can run in your sleep? With these 5, free, easy-to-use tools you can set the foundation. As I said in my last blog post, you just need to capture all the ideas that are in your head about your business and put them in a central place that is easy to access. I suggested google drive, which is completely free and showed you how to create your business folder in my last post. So, what goes…

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A Framework For Developing Business Systems

A Framework For Developing Business Systems

Congratulations on making the decision to systemize your wedding venue! The first step is to develop a framework for writing systems and keeping track of the systems you create. It’s really important for having a system of organization so we’ll start there. When I was younger I used to take a lot of notes. Whenever I was reading a blog post, or book, I’d be sitting there jotting notes down on my computer. It was an ineffective use of my time…

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How To Systemize Your Wedding Venue Business

How To Systemize Your Wedding Venue Business

One of my obsessions for quite some time has been systems. I love the idea that every business is basically just a machine and if you set it up just right, it can run without you if needed. I know some of you probably LOVE being involved in the day-to-day of your business, but I still feel like it should be systemized in case you get sick for a few days, or want to go on vacation etc. If you…

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5 Best Ways To Market Your Wedding Venue In 2017

5 Best Ways To Market Your Wedding Venue In 2017

Whether you are just starting out in the wedding industry or you’ve owned your business for a while, if you’re like most people out there, you are always trying to find new ways to market to brides and grooms online. Over the past year, I’ve been trying a whole bunch of new marketing techniques to see what’s new and what just isn’t worth your time and money. In the end, some of the best sources of marketing were free and…

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