Category Archives: BUSINESS

Networking, Style, and Appearance Will Win More Business

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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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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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  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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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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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…

3 Reasons Why a Bride Asks About Wedding DJ Costs

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” There are typically three reasons why a bride will ask a wedding DJ or other wedding professional about their pricing. While this question can be a frustrating thing, let me assure you it is A) not personal, and B) actually a good thing because you have at the…

5 Tips for Financial Success for Small Business Owners

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By Jerry Bazata – “The Money Answer Man” Each year thousands of entrepreneurs take a leap of faith, resign from full -time employment, and begin a business with the hopes and dreams of obtaining financial success and independence. With all good intentions, they begin working on a business model, creating a plan for sales and…

How to Prevent Theft or Damage to Your DJ Equipment

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By Colin McDonald – Insurance Specialist DJs and entertainers often own significant equipment of great value, which increases the potential for theft. If your equipment is destroyed or stolen, it has to be repaired or replaced.  On top of that, you will be unable to work until the equipment and other materials are replaced. Here…

Top 3 Tips for Generating DJ Business at Wedding/Bridal Shows

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” I get this question from DJs all the time: “Rick, do bridal shows still work?” The answer is easy for me: Sometimes… or maybe. There are many variables as to why a wedding show will or will not work for a DJ, but let me share the top…

DJ Ethics: What Are the Copyright Laws of Purchased Music?

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by Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey Last November, I discussed some of the ethical challenges that we encounter as DJs. Today I want to address another aspect of ethics that is legally blurry around the edges and–as evidenced in many DJ forums–completely misunderstood by all sides: the ethics of copyright. “Some will rob…