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Episode 53: Crash Course in European Weddings

How much do you know about European weddings? Oh... not much? Neither do we, so we're getting our learn on with two ladies who know all about weddings in France! About our guests: Anne Mulvihill Prior to forming Fête in France, Anne worked in marketing, public relations and communications in a large international corporation. The inspiration for starting her own agency came when she organized her most favorite event: her own wedding. Nancy LaTart After beginning her professional career...

Duration: 00:30:23

Episode 52: 2018 Goals

Happy New Year, and welcome back to the This Week In Weddings podcast! In this mini-episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, Kimberly and Annie share some of the biggest things they've learned from the podcast in 2017 and share some of their personal and professional goals for 2018.

Duration: 00:21:27

Episode 51: Increasing Your Referrals

Raise your hand if you want to increase the number of referrals you receive.... We thought so! While advertising your wedding business is certainly a way to bring in clients, direct referrals is often the most effective (and least expensive) way to grow your business, and this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast is all about increasing your referrals. Our guest Laura Neff, owner of Laura Lee Photography, has increased her referrals 1200% and she's sharing some tips with us...

Duration: 00:41:15

Episode 50: Clone Your Best Clients

Think back to that client you absolutely LOVED working with. How would you like to have every client be that client? Sounds dreamy, right? Well, that perfect client doesn't have to be a fluke. It today's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're talking to consultant and author Heidi Thompson about how to clone your best clients. About our guest: Heidi Thompson is the best-selling author of Clone Your Best Clients and the founder of Evolve Your Wedding Business where she...

Duration: 00:27:51

Episode 49: The Psychology of a Bride

Have you ever wished you had a degree in psychology to better understand your clients? Well if so, this episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast is for you! From "Daddy's Girl" brides to the quiet and shy "Mouse" we're digging into different personality types of brides and how to best deal with them. About our guest: Kylie Carlson is the CEO of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning providing training and certification for wedding planners, stylists and designers since...

Duration: 01:04:49

Episode 48: What We're Thankful For

It's Thanksgiving week, and we're taking some time out to be thankful. In this mini-episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, Kimberly and Annie share some of the things they are thankful for this holiday season.

Duration: 00:12:36

Episode 47: Managing a Business in Multiple Cities

Have you ever considered opening a second location for your wedding business? If so, this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast is for you. From determining when to travel to each of your locations and delegating to a team that can work independently, this week's episode dives into the hows of managing a business in two different markets. About our guest: As Partner and Creative Director of Jackson Durham, Heath Alan Ray is the award-winning creative force behind the...

Duration: 03:20:46

Episode 46: End of Year Financial Gut Check

With the end of the year quickly approaching and the start of another year on the horizon, there's no better time to take a look at your business finances. In this episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with financial guru Paco de Leon about the things we should be doing as the year wraps up from a financial and accounting perspective. About our guest: Paco de Leon is a musician who happens to be killer at finance. She has spent most of her career working with...

Duration: 01:07:56

Episode 45: Getting It Right With Employment Laws

Independent contractors. Employees. Interns. Salary. Hourly. There is so much to consider when it comes to adding members to your team, and in this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're talking to employment attorney Caroline Harrison about the ins and outs about growing your team the legally correct way. About our guest: Caroline Harrison is a founding Partner of Dowell Pham Harrison LLP. As an attorney Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas...

Duration: 01:02:29

Episode 44: Making Money While You Sleep

In a service-based business, there is always a limit of scalability. You can only work so many hours and so many weddings, and the most common way to scale your business is to bring on more team members. In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're talking to photographer Katie Doherty, who in addition to her photography business has created a successful online, product-based business, La Rousse Shoppe. With her online business, Katie literally makes money while she...

Duration: 00:48:27

Episode 43: Coping with Business Burnout

When you're a high achiever with high standards and a strong work ethic, it's easy to take it to the extreme. Working crazy hours dealing with difficult clients and being in an industry that is focused around servicing others, it's no wonder that many wedding industry professionals have suffered through bouts of burnout. In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're talking to sales consultant and coach Rachel Sheerin, who dealt with a major case of burnout in the...

Duration: 01:20:08

Episode 42: Protecting Yourself From Business Bullies

In today's world of social media, good publicity and bad publicity can spread like wildfire. For a small business owner, that can be scary! Could one negative review or one disgruntled client completely destroy your business and the reputation you've worked so hard to build and maintain? In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're talking to photographer, author and coach Andrea Polito, who was thrown into the spotlight when one of her wedding couples went on the...

Duration: 01:05:42

Episode 41: Working Through a Creative Rut

As a creative entrepreneur, it can often be a challenge to consistently be creating new and innovative work. With the pressures of social media and the pressures of running a business, it's no wonder that creative entrepreneurs can easily fall into a creative rut. In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're chatting with custom invitation designer and calligrapher Lauren Essl about her struggle with being in a creative rut. We're getting real in this week's episode,...

Duration: 00:41:25

Episode 40: Getting Out of Your Own Way

In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're chatting with business coach Dane Sanders about entrepreneurs holding themselves back. While it's easy to use limiting language (and most don't even realize they are doing it!), Dane shares his perspectives on changing one's mindset in order to transform their businesses. About our guest: With earned degrees in business and philosophy, 12+ years as a professional photographer, over a decade of speaking, consulting and...

Duration: 01:08:43

Episode 39: Balancing Work and Life as a Single Parent in the Wedding Industry

Managing a wedding business is hard. Add kids into the mix and it's even harder. For all those single parents out there doing it, we are in awe! In this week's episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we're talking with a New Orleans based wedding planner who is doing just that – managing a business as a single parent. And you guys... she home schools one of her kids too! Hear how she does it all and keeps her head above water in this week's episode of This Week In Weddings! About...

Duration: 00:25:08

Episode 38: Tips for Surviving a Busy Wedding Season

Depending on where in the country you live, you might have just finished your busy wedding season or you might just be starting it. Regardless, getting through the peak season in your wedding business is no joke! In this mini-episode of This Week In Weddings, Kimberly and Annie share some of their top tips for surviving the busy wedding season. From meal planning to couriers, you're sure to get a few take-away tips in this week's podcast to help you survive your busiest time of year!

Duration: 00:16:07

Episode 37: How to Have a Profitable Presence

How your present yourself can affect how you're perceived by your clients, potential clients, and wedding industry peers. Are you putting your best foot forward, not only with your appearance but also your body language and communication style? In this week's episode of This Week In Weddings, we're talking to image consultant Tara Hooper, owner of The Style Signature about how to "show up" in order to have the most positive impact. About our guest: Tara Hooper is a certified image...

Duration: 00:45:06

Episode 36: Thinking Outside the Box of Networking

Networking in the wedding industry doesn't just have to mean belonging to a dedicated, weekly networking group or joining an event or wedding association. There are other ways to build and grow your network of wedding industry peers, colleagues and friends. In this episode of This Week In Weddings, we're talking to John Cain Sargent, owner of John Cain Photography about his experience with networking and how he has grown his business by networking with an open hand. About our guest: For...

Duration: 00:39:57

Episode 35: Purchasing a Business and Business Assets

Being in the wedding industry doesn't necessarily mean you have to start a business from scratch. Purchasing an existing business or purchasing portions of another existing business might be for you. In this episode of This Week In Weddings, we're talking all about purchasing a business or business assets as a means to begin your wedding business. In this episode, we're talking to Jennifer Applbaum, owner of Invited Paperie about her experience purchasing business assets to start her...

Duration: 00:55:50

Episode 34: Succession Planning for Your Business

No one wants to think about what dying. But this episode of This Week In Weddings is all about planning ahead for what would happen to your finances (both personal and business) and assets if you were to die or become incapacitated while running your wedding business. We're talking to attorney Ashley McMillan of The McMillan Firm about business succession planning and estate planning, including topics such as wills, trusts, buy-sell agreements, power of attorneys, and more. About our...

Duration: 00:42:20

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