Category Archives: Money Answer Man – Jerry Bazata

What To Do With Your Tax Refund Check

Tax Refund Check

Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” It’s that time of year when Uncle Sam rewards us for all our hard work and sends us back our “Billions” of overpayments in federal income tax. For business owners, this is like finding huge amounts of coin in the cushions of the couch or under the seat of our…

Client Reviews – The Bottom Line

Client Reviews

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” The Wedding Industry has developed and fostered an obsession with reviews. Be it from clients or vendors, we have placed a significant weight on the “review” as an indication of the success or at times failure of our business. We consistently strive to achieve the perfect rating of “5…

Up Your Game with a New Lighting System

Posted by “The Money Answer Man” Jerry Bazata: Being a professional mobile DJ means more than just playing music and being the master of ceremonies.  The job also entails creating an overall sensory experience of both sound and sight that energizes your audience.  Every type of event offers countless options for implementation in a manner…

The Economics of Donating Your DJ Services

Jerry Bazata

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” Many DJ small business owners value the importance of being responsible citizens by supporting nonprofit organizations and community events. Since most of us are not millionaires, simply writing a check is not an option every time an organization comes “knocking at our door” for a donation. We do however…

Start-up DJ Entrepreneurs vs. Bottom-Feeder DJs

Bad DJ Set-Up

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” In a recent article I provided some insight into the costs of starting a DJ business in today’s market, which created a great deal of discussion and debate on Facebook. In reading most of the comments, there appeared to be a fair amount of confusion about the difference between…

The Cost of Starting a DJ Service

DJ Equipment

by Jerry Bazata, “The Money Answer Man” It’s happened to all of us countless times. We’re at a gig and one of the guests approaches us claiming to love music and be good on the microphone. The wannabe then usually declares what a great DJ he’d be. If you are like me, you begin to…

The Tax Man Cometh So Be Prepared

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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 for him, here are some important items to consider well in advance of meeting with…

2013 Predictions and Recommendations

By Jerry Bazata, the “Money Answer Man” In early 2013, even though consumers and businesses may be feeling relief at not falling off the “Fiscal Cliff, we are all still teetering on the edge. This is why DJ business owners need to take a very close look at their expenses, and how to keep their…

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 of $1.0MM, I decided to contact another local agent to get some new quotes from…

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 in Portland Maine had been taken to the hospital for a serious illness and was…