Tag: Time Management

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 ...

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How to gear up for event season / wedding season in 6 steps

Here in the USA, we are deep in the November doldrums, which means that event season is nearly upon us. Caterers are prepping for banquet season, which starts here in a few short weeks, while wedding season officially starts during the holidays when newly engaged couples start to search for event planners. And convention season ...

Short Event Lead Times Best Practices

How to overcome short event lead times in 8 steps

The Great Recession started a trend that has caused many sleepless nights and short fingernails for event planners and event venue managers alike. Because revenues and income dropped for many companies and individuals, event budgets got a lot tighter and people were reluctant to commit to a big event 8-18 months out. Instead, they often ...

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6 rules for small business owners in taking a vacation

Not only do we small business owners work long hours, but we don’t take nearly as much time off as we should. And when we do finally get away, we often take our cell phones and computers with us and work while on vacation. I’m as guilty of this as anyone, and it’s taken me ...

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Email Etiquette (sort of)

There are so many things to remember when you’re running a business that sometimes we forget that it’s the little things that can send the biggest message. For example, email etiquette. While it seems like a small thing, you’d be surprised how many people are turned off by an ill-crafted email. Let me share an ...

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The new photo studio software is the good old Planning Pod

We’ve had many event planners and creative professionals sign up for Planning Pod in our first few months, and we really appreciate your willingness to try our online business management app and let us help you be more productive. But we would love to see more photographers using our tools, mainly because you are one ...