Tag: Growth

Lessons for Event Planners from Startups

5 Lessons Event Professionals Can Learn From Startups

Since launching Planning Pod as a beta version in 2012, we have had the pleasure to speak with thousands of event professionals and learn about their challenges in managing events and – for event planners, venues and caterers in particular – in growing their businesses. Over that time, as we have grown from dozens to ...

5 Irreverent Words That May Save Your Event Business

5 Irreverent Words That May Save Your Event Business

Note: This post contains copious amounts of F-bombs, so if you are easily offended, STOP READING NOW and maybe grow a thicker skin; it will also help you in running an event business … or any other business, for that matter. Say this with me … “I don’t give a fuck.” Repeat … “I don’t ...

5 Revealing Facts From the 2014 State of the Event Industry Study

How did the event industry perform in 2014 compared to 2013? What were the big developments and issues this past year for event professionals? Our annual State of the Event Industry survey has provided some great insights into these questions and more, so let’s take a look at the 5 most striking findings from this ...

5 ways to grow your events business by giving back to your community

One of my good friends (whom I met in a leads group years ago … very fitting for this post ) once said that networking isn’t about getting; it’s about giving. And anyone who has had any success with networking has learned this over and over again. Once you start passing along leads to other ...

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Embrace the idea of failure before it embraces you

Most of us small business owners fear failure, and for good reason. A fair amount of our self-worth is tied up into our business. What we do is naturally an extension of our identity and our passions, and if we were to fail, that would be a reflection not just of our business ability but ...

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Announcing: BRAND NEW Planning Pod Features!

Now you can manage even more of your business details with Planning Pod, your online project management system. Introducing … drum roll, please … Proposals – Create and manage proposals, including estimates, assets, even templates. When you land the job, turn your proposal into an invoice with one easy click. Contracts – Easily upload your ...

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Do people buy your premise?

Johnny Carson was one of the pioneers of the live TV skit (he was doing it when Lorne Michaels was still in diapers), and he had a famous phrase about putting on a successful skit: “If you buy the premise, you buy the bit.” Any screenwriter or playwright also know this, because if people buy ...