Category Archives: BUSINESS

THE KARAOKE OPPORTUNITY

Karaoke Mayhem
Karaoke Mayhem

By Gregg Hollman When I established my mobile DJ entertainment company 15 years ago, I had no intention of offering karaoke services.  Earlier I had been traumatized by watching a drunken karaoke night at a college bar.  In my mind, karaoke was raucous and tacky, and I wanted no part of that scene.  Fast forwarding…

THE PROBLEM WITH SALES

Rickbrewer
Rickbrewer

By: Rick Brewer According to the Sandler Sales Institute, the average sales person has less than 6 hours per week of actual face time (sales) with potential clients. With industries turning over clients as high as 90% year to year, this statistic shows why sales based organizations fail and fail hard. As you know, the…

Mobile Beat 2017 – Year 21

Ryan Burger with several of Mobile beat 21 speaker
Ryan Burger with several of Mobile beat 21 speaker

By Jake Klein This year Mobile Beat Expo celebrated 21 years of being a must-attend source of information, networking, vendors, and products convention in Las Vegas drawing thousands of musically passionate DJs from around the world. Driven by the desire to continue to bring this great Expo to those who need it, love it, and…

Midwest DJs Live – DJ Conference

MW1A
MW1A

Guest Post by Gene Neri – Midwest DJs Live Midwest DJs Live, which is being held on May 1st and 2nd 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport,  started in January 2008 as a one-off get-together in Milwaukee called Practice and NJoy, changed to YouTubeDJs Live the following year, and 2013 – the 5th anniversary!…

Higher Protection Insurance Offers for N.A.M.E. Members

Brown & Brown Insurance

By: Colin McDonald Last month’s article touched upon the very attractive insurance plan Philadelphia Insurance Companies put together exclusively for NAME members.  The basic policy offers general liability coverage which protects the insured from third-party claims arising out of bodily injury or property damage.  The minimum premium is $175 but how much coverage does that…

Networking, Style, and Appearance Will Win More Business

Jerry Bazata
Jerry Bazata

By Jerry Bazata – “The Money Answer Man” You get up from your desk and prepare to attend a late afternoon networking event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, a wedding association or better yet The Knot. Quickly you gather up a stack of business cards, rehearse your elevator speech and set out on a…

Income Taxes: Top Two Rules for DJs

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PMDJ Logo

By Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey In 1716, Christopher Bullock first uttered the infamous idea that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes, and if you haven’t already dealt with them, we Americans will once again run up against our wonderful April deadline to file our own income…

7 Best Tips for DJs to Avoid Double Bookings

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Double_Booking_Calendar_GH

  By Gregg Hollman – Party Professional Double booking, or the practice of a DJ booking two parties for the same time slot, is one of the most insidious situations that a DJ entertainer can ever face. About five years ago, our DJ company was in a high growth phase, and we suffered several accidental…

General Liability Insurance for DJs and Special Operations

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rolledpolicy

By Colin McDonald – Insurance Professional The National Association of Mobile Entertainers (N.A.M.E.) has negotiated an excellent general liability insurance program with Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a national leader involved in the insuring of entertainers, including DJs, and special events. This policy is handled through Brown & Brown Insurance of Pennsylvania. The basic policy is liability…

How Wedding DJs Can Exceed Client Expectations

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PMDJ Logo

By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” As wedding DJs and professionals, our clients often come to us with unknown expectations. This happens mainly because they have little or no experience buying what we sell. You know what to expect when you go into your favorite restaurant because you probably do it on a regular…