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Jerry Bazata
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Jerry Bazata (Maine’s DJ Jaz) has over 25 years of experience as a professional DJ entertainer. His firm, J & J Marketing and Entertainment, is a leading consultant to the event planning and music industries. Jerry is a published author and is recognized nationally as an authority on the disc jockey business. He is also Senior Vice President of a global financial institution. To learn about Jerry’s DJ company, visit MaineDiscJockey.com and you can email him at Jerry@mainediscjockey.com.

The Tax Man Cometh So Be Prepared

By Jerry Bazata, “The Money Answer Man” There is a date that is forever etched in stone on our calendars – April 15. This is, for many DJs, the dreaded day when “The Tax Man Cometh.” To be adequately prepared…

MWC MVP Award Created: Winner Jerry Bazata

The Maine Wedding Company values wedding professionals who serve above and beyond for their fellow wedding vendors. We created The Maine Wedding Company’s Maine Valued Professional (The MWC MVP), a spirit award, to honor great folks doing good deeds. The…

Business Insurance: Are You Really Protected?

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” My DJ business has been insured by the same local insurance agent for the past twelve years. With an increasing number of venues requiring we DJs to have certificates of insurance in the amount…

Preparing for a Business Interruption

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” On a warm summer morning in late August, I received a phone call from a good friend; fellow DJ Jim Casey with a sense of urgency in his voice. Mike Mahoney a local DJ…

The Discount Dilemma

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man In the mobile DJ business we often hear experts say “Don’t discount your services.  Sell on value!”  And yet, 70% of us still discount our services anyway. Why?  To fill open dates or close…

I “Caught” a Rising Star

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” While vacationing in Florida with my family back in September, 2011, little did I know that my “DJ instincts” would be called upon in a way that I had never imagined. There was no…

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