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The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck

One of the best things about being a business owner is that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Unfortunately, one of the worst things about owning your own event company is, also, that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Why? Because there is no one to stop you from getting in your own… Read more

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If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business

The word conference has become so laiden with negative connotations that we‘re going out of our way to avoid it. We’re awash with – fests, camps, stocks, meet-ups, and of course unconferences. Somewhere along the line ‘conference’ came to mean boring. Why? Probably because all too… Read more

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Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup

This is a sponsored post written by Ellen Seguin, Content & Event Marketing Director at etouches, event management software. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. What makes you happy about having dinner at a restaurant? Is it the setup, the service, the menu, the taste… Read more

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Meant to Be: The Event and the Mobile App

This is a sponsored post from Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Ross and Rachael, Superman and Lois Lane, real or fictional, the most enduring tales of true love often involve soul mates. Like salt and pepper or hashtags and… Read more

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When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned

We all hope it won’t happen to us – but here are some pointers on what to do if your carefully planned event gets thrown curveball. You’ve spent months planning your event and finally the big day arrives. You think you have covered every detail and every contingency and then, seemingly out… Read more

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20 Reasons Why We Love and Hate Events

The relationship between event professionals and their job is quite an incredible one. In very few industries can you find such passionate and dedicated individuals. The relationship with our job is far from being straightforward. Quite the opposite, it can be stressing, daunting and boring but… Read more

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Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification

Gamification is being touted by some as the biggest thing since social media. But, what is Gamification and is it relevant to Event Professionals? In this article we look behind the hype to discover how Gamification can be used to create more engaging events. I’m sitting staring at my… Read more

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Starting Your Own Event Company

Your best friend Katie throws a mean dinner party. Though she has a day job at a bank, she’s a great chef and a warm hostess. She’s just brought out dessert to the group, and you raise your glass to toast her. “To Katie,” you say to the group, “an amazing cook and a gracious host!”…. Read more

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6 Steps to bring Beginner’s Mind to your 2014 Planning

Two years ago I had a shocking realization: everything I thought I knew about my business was wrong. I’d built a software platform for event professionals that had been moderately successful for about 10 years. On the surface everything looked fine: we were bringing in new business, we had loyal… Read more

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Project Management for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Event Planner

Event professionals and industry associations have acknowledged it for many years. Project Management (PM) tools and methodologies are an asset to Event Management. Why? Well, managing an event is essentially managing a project. Events have a defined beginning and end, and they are unique in terms… Read more

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