Category Archives: Planning

Successful DJ Entrepreneurs

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By Stacy Zemon, Editor & Chief Scribe Why is it that some mobile DJ business owners succeed more than others? Is it an innate ability, present from birth, or a learned behavior? What are the traits that identify a successful entrepreneur? The 10 attributes of successful DJ entrepreneurs are: 1. Business focus. Decisions are made…

Create Your Future Today

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” I happen to think old Abe was a pretty wise dude, and talk about persistence! He was consistently rejected in politics for like 30 years before he got elected as President! So, he knows…

Financial Forecasting for DJs

Most Disc Jockeys (DJs) hate working with numbers. In this video, DJ Gregg Hollmann describes the benefits of preparing a budget/forecast, and introduces a template that all DJs can easily use to prepare a forecast for the coming year. This presentation includes a detailed review of the spreadsheet, and links to access the free templates…

New Year’s Resolution: Completion

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” In January most of us create resolutions, or at least goals for the rest of the year. A proposed future we are hoping to live into. Then when December comes around (Where did the year GO?) We reflect on the past year and how we did with these goals….

New Year’s Resolutions

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By Keith “K.C.” KoKoruz, “The Science of Marketing” It is New Year’s Resolution Time. Starting 2016 out with a plan and a goal So let’s just say what half of you are thinking, “New Year’s resolutions are stupid and no one ever follows through anyway.” The other half of you are saying, “It’s a New…

Choose Your Own Path Up The Mountain Of Life

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By Guest Writer, Ann Sheybani I climb high mountains. I’d like to offer you three lessons I’ve learned: climbing lessons, if you will. I’ve discovered over the years that there are many “mountains” in life. These lessons can be applied liberally. Lesson 1: There are many paths that lead to the top As you set…

Dealing with Danger at Events

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By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” I don’t know about you, but as shocking as the events in San Bernardino were, the constant media bombardment has bordered on ridiculous. Yet one detail of this horrific incident gave me pause: it began at a company holiday party. So, naturally, it made me ask: was there…

#ASKJasonJani | Ep 3 | Balance & DJing Weddings and Nightclubs

Jason Jani from the SCE Event Group is now ready to answer your questions! Just use the #ASKJasonJani on twitter and he might even video respond to you.

How to Create a DJ Business Forecast

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Based on my survey of DJs, most don’t create forecasts or budgets. Whether you own your own company or work for somebody else, I strongly recommend that you take the time to create a forecast. The good news is that you don’t need to be a numbers jockey to create…

Mid-Week Money

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By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” All across the country, there are small events taking place that use the touch only a talented DJ can bring. Some are showcases with various themes, such as holistic health fairs, camping shows and even emergency preparedness (a.k.a. “prepper”) shows. Each group hosting such shows holds raffles, gives…