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The Pros (and Cons) of Using SquareSpace for Your Wedding Business

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Strategy & Advice | No Comments

I built our first website back in 2003 on an orange iMac, on Yahoo! sites using a dial-up modem with a copy of HTML for Dummies on my lap.   I think it took about 2 weeks. The homepage had no photos b/c we had done no weddings…. By the time we were ready for […]

FOMO is EGO And It Might Be Bad for Business

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Business Advice, Strategy & Advice | 2 Comments

So, to be honest ever since I culled through the AMEX Small Business report that I talked about last week I can’t stop thinking about how a lot of us (as wedding professionals) run our businesses and wonder and worry that perhaps we aren’t, as an industry of largely business-women, focusing enough of our energies […]

WPW: The Lonely Road & Industry Happenings & Change!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Business Advice, Strategy & Advice | 2 Comments

When Mayra and I decided to launch Besties in Business, the main goal was to work with and create content to help/inspire female business owners, because, being in the wedding industry where there are so many woman-owned businesses, we noticed so many gals going it alone.  To us this just seemed like a hard place […]

The PERFECT Bridesmaid Gift for Destination Weddings

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Practical Planning | One Comment

People are always asking me “What’s a good gift for a bridesmaid?” and I have to stop myself from saying “Not telling them what to wear.” (because I recognize that that is MY personal opinion, not actual professional advice… and that’s one of the benefits of getting older, my friends.. knowing the difference!)  Anyway, I […]

Inspired By…. Charcoal Grey and Magenta

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Entertaining & Inspirations | One Comment

So, I’ve had this amazing over-dyed rug rolled up under my bed for more than a year with the intentions of redecorating my living room/ office space around it and never quite getting to it… The time has finally arrived as I realized that I cannot spend another winter month staring at my old blue […]