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Episode 74: What You Need to Know About GDPR

6/13/2018
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is "a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU)." But what does that mean for small businesses throughout the world? In this episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with attorney Annette Stepanian who is giving us the low down on what GDPR means, if it applies to us, and what we need to do to make sure we're in...

Duration:00:46:17

Episode 73: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

6/6/2018
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Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud." If you own a creative business, no doubt you've at one time or another wondered if you were good enough. Or if you fit in. Or if you really were capable. In this episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're talking about all these feelings...

Duration:00:54:17

Episode 72: A Healthy Approach to Competition

5/30/2018
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When you run a small business, it's only natural to look around and see what your colleagues are up to. But do you have a healthy approach to competition? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a wedding industry entrepreneur turned business coach about how she went from watching what her competitors were doing to reclaiming her own unique voice in the industry. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience under your belt, this...

Duration:00:43:43

Episode 71: The Royal Wedding in Review

5/21/2018
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In this mini-episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, Kimberly and Annie share their thoughts on the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Tune in for this week's quick episode to reminisce about this historical wedding moment.

Duration:00:30:12

Episode 70: Surviving the Wedding Business with a Newborn

5/16/2018
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Running a wedding business is very often more than a full-time job and when you add a child to the mix, it's no joke! In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a wedding industry entrepreneur who is also a new mom to hear how she's balancing both roles. Whether you have a young child or are just thinking about how you can make parenthood work when you own your own wedding business, this episode is for you. About our guest: After graduating from The...

Duration:01:12:42

Episode 69: Making a Career Shift in the Wedding Industry

5/9/2018
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When you're in the wedding industry, you often have the benefit of seeing other vendor categories up close. If you've ever considered making a switch from one field to another, this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast is for you. We're chatting with Larissa and Chavvon Smith, who made the switch from being wedding photographers to owning a letterpress and luxury printing company. This week's episode is a must listen for all the serial entrepreneurs out there, and is full of...

Duration:01:01:03

Episode 68: Identifying Your Ideal Client and Knowing When to Say No

5/2/2018
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As you're building your wedding business, it's easy to think any client who can afford your services is your ideal client, but that's simply not the case! In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with invitation designer Kristin Wilson about her experience with working with the "right" and the "wrong" clients and how she focuses her business to only work with clients that are a fit with her brand. About our guest: Kristin Wilson is an entrepreneur with...

Duration:01:00:48

Episode 67: Integrating Styling Into Your Portfolio

4/25/2018
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Getting that perfectly styled image isn't all about luck... there's also science involved. From Instagram to print magazines, styling images is all the new rage, and in this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're chatting with photographer Rebecca Yale, who shares some tips for styling images that will get the attention of magazines and potential clients. Whether you're a photographer or planner looking to expand your range of services or you're just wanting better...

Duration:00:46:52

Episode 66: When Life Doesn't Stop for Your Business

4/18/2018
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As we say each week, running a business is hard! But when you're dealing with your own personal struggles – whether it be a death in the family, issues with your children, or even a bout with depression – it can be even harder. In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're chatting with custom invitation designer Tifany Wunschl, who shares how she's kept her business afloat for 13 years when life hasn't always made it easy. About our guest: Tifany Wunschl started...

Duration:00:44:58

Episode 65: Reinventing Your Business

4/11/2018
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Is it time for you to make a change to your business? Sometimes change is necessary to move forward successfully, whether it's a dramatic shift to your business offerings or just a slight tweak. In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're chatting with event planner Amy Zaroff of Minneapolis-based Amy Zaroff Events + Design. In her 15+ years in business, Amy has transformed and reinvented her business several times to keep it moving forward, and in this week's...

Duration:00:53:53

Episode 64: Growing Your Business Globally

4/4/2018
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Growing your business doesn't have to just mean booking more events in your local market. Taking your company nationwide or working in different markets is another way to grow your brand. If that's something you're considering, this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast is for you. In this week's episode, we're chatting with musician and singer Jordan Kahn about how he's taken his entertainment company from just local-based to booking events throughout the country. About our...

Duration:00:56:44

Episode 63: The Ins and Outs of Writing Your Own Book

3/28/2018
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If you've been in business for any period of time, you may have considered writing a book. But do you know how to go about doing it? In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're chatting with wedding photographer Cavin Elizabeth who recently self-published a book about wedding photography. In this podcast episode, we're diving into the process and steps to get you from idea to published author. About our guest: Cavin Elizabeth is a wedding photographer based in San...

Duration:00:42:55

Episode 62: Breaking Into Jewish Weddings

3/21/2018
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If you're not tapped into the Jewish wedding market, you're missing out on business. In this episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with Michele Schwartz all about breaking into the Jewish wedding market. About our guest: Michele Schwartz began her career in hotels and weddings at Walt Disney World. She is a published author and highly sought-after speaker, with a degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Michele is the creator and...

Duration:01:03:43

Episode 61: Sales Tips for the Non-Seller

3/14/2018
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Until you make a sale, you're not really in business. Making sales is what it's all about, yet many of us in the wedding industry haven't been properly trained on how to sell and how to close the deal. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting consultant and trainer Cindy Novotny about sales tips that anyone can use to book more business. About our guest: Cindy is the founder of Master Connection Associates, a premiere international training and...

Duration:01:06:28

Episode 60: Coffee Talk with Kimberly & Annie

3/7/2018
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In this casual episode of This Week in Weddings, Kimberly and Annie catch up, chat a bit about their own weddings, and look forward to coming episodes.

Duration:00:35:17

Episode 59: Living Your Brand

2/28/2018
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Is your business model a true reflection of who you are? Are you carrying out your brand's image in your every day life? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with event planner Andrea Eppolito, of Andrea Eppolito Events about living your brand. From what you wear and how you present yourself in public to having an understanding of the restaurants your ideal client frequents, this week's episode is all about keeping your brand top of mind. About our...

Duration:01:00:55

Episode 58: Confessions of a Conference Junkie

2/21/2018
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Are you educating yourself and growing your network by attending industry conferences? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with photographer Phillip Van Nostrand about his experience on the conference circuit and how it's affected his business and industry connections. From the Engage conference to WPPI, Phil will share how he's leveraged wedding industry conferences to grow his business and network. About our guest: Phillip Van Nostrand is based...

Duration:00:28:50

Episode 57: Using Your Personal Style in Your Client's Events

2/14/2018
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Sometimes it's just nice to chat with someone who has a rich history in the event industry, has grown a successful business, and just tells it like it is. This week on the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're doing just that with New York City-based event designer Jes Gordon. In this week's episode, we're chatting with Jes about her experience the industry and what she's learned along the way. About our guest: Jes Gordon’s namesake company jesGORDON/properFUN, provides high end, personal...

Duration:00:54:24

Episode 56: Digital Marketing Tips to Compliment Your Social Strategy

2/7/2018
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SEO and websites and social media... oh my! In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with Julie Novack of PartySlate all about digital marketing. Julie shares some straight forward tips for boosting your presence on Google, improving your website, and creating online profiles for your business. About our guest: Julie Novack is the CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate, a photo-rich platform where leading event professionals share their work with the world....

Duration:00:52:29

Episode 55: Pricing for Profit

1/31/2018
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If you're not making a profit, you don't have a business. While it sounds simple, creative businesses aren't always the best at charging what they're worth. In this episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with Sean Low, who has been consulting creative businesses for nearly 10 years. Check out this week's episode for some real talk and tough love as Sean Low lays it down! About our guest: Sean Low is the Founder and President of The Business of Being Creative, a...

Duration:01:07:39