Karen Gordon

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Karen Gordon has spent her career growing event and technology companies through consultative sales and strategic growth strategies. Now, as the Executive Vice President & Founding Team Member of Goodshuffle, she is revolutionizing the event rental, design, and production industries with modern technology.

Blog Post by Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon August 27, 2020 at 3:44 AM 9 min read

How to Improve My Event Website: Fast 5 Checklist

There are countless routes to success with your event company’s website, but you don’t ...
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Karen Gordon August 20, 2020 at 4:09 AM 13 min read

10 Common Event Prof Website Mistakes

Event professionals need great websites to attract leads and convert clients. It might ...
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Karen Gordon August 10, 2020 at 8:54 AM 5 min read

Payment Processing Software: Why Do I Need to Enter my Personal Information?

Payment processing software is one of the most important tools event professionals use. ...
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Karen Gordon June 8, 2019 at 11:08 AM 6 min read

Does My Event Rental Business Need a Showroom?

Many event pros wonder if they need a showroom for their rental business. A showroom used ...
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Karen Gordon June 7, 2019 at 3:49 PM 3 min read

Why Chiavari Chairs are Event Industry Kings

They’re everywhere, and for good reason. Chiavari chairs— with their elegant structure, ...
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Karen Gordon December 5, 2018 at 9:13 AM 5 min read

Event Staffing Tips: Creating A Rockstar Team

Every event professional wants to know the top event staffing tips for creating their ...
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Karen Gordon July 11, 2018 at 1:46 PM 12 min read

Protecting My Rental Business Against Difficult Event Clients

Managing client relationships is never easy, but in the event rental industry “tough” is ...
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Karen Gordon July 10, 2018 at 7:06 PM 13 min read

The 5 Packages Event Rental Companies Should Always Offer

The packages event rental companies offer can be a huge moneymaker for a business. When ...
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Karen Gordon May 22, 2018 at 7:28 PM 6 min read

Why Event Pros Need Cloud-Based Event Rental Software

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Karen Gordon November 27, 2017 at 4:55 PM 11 min read

To D-I-Y or P-A-Y on My Wedding Day?

These days, with the help of websites such as Pinterest and YouTube, there are tons of ...
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Karen Gordon November 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM 7 min read

What Unique Event Rentals Should Event Pros Buy?

The most popular event rental items are chairs, tables, linens, and tableware such as ...
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Karen Gordon November 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM 6 min read

Tips for Coordinating Rentals with A Wedding Venue

For months you’ve been planning the wedding of your dreams, and now your big day is ...
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Karen Gordon November 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM 6 min read

Marketing Tips for Event Pros in the Off Season

Whether you’ve been in the event rental business for years or are just getting started, ...
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Karen Gordon October 31, 2017 at 10:57 AM 6 min read

The Killer Cost to Party Rental Companies

“Why isn’t my party rental business making more money?” you may be asking yourself. After ...
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Karen Gordon October 16, 2017 at 12:45 PM 7 min read

Top 6 Reasons Event Pros Need Online Signatures

Event pros need online signatures for their event rental companies. We all know the world ...
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Karen Gordon October 12, 2017 at 3:29 PM 10 min read

How to Improve Part-Time Employee Performance

Learning how to improve part-time employee performance is one of the most important steps ...
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Karen Gordon October 5, 2017 at 6:45 PM 10 min read

Should Event Rental Companies List Prices?

There’s a long-standing divide in the event rental industry over whether event rental ...
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Karen Gordon August 15, 2017 at 12:58 PM 7 min read

Tips for Personalizing Wedding Rentals

Create a truly unique day for you and your spouse by checking out these tips for ...
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Karen Gordon August 10, 2017 at 10:28 AM 6 min read

The Best Family-Friendly Labor Day Ideas

Labor Day is right around the corner and there’s nothing like throwing a big party to ...
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Karen Gordon August 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM 12 min read

Event Rental Tips: Renting Tables 101

Renting tables for an event can make a huge difference when it comes to setting the tone. ...
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Karen Gordon July 31, 2017 at 11:33 AM 10 min read

Event Rental Tips: Renting Chairs 101

Renting chairs can be one of the most overlooked details of the event planning process. ...
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Karen Gordon July 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM 12 min read

Event Rental Tips: Renting Tents 101

Renting tents for your event is one of the biggest decisions to make when you’re planning ...
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Karen Gordon July 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM 6 min read

5 Excuses to Rent a Moon Bounce

Moon bounces are always the best part of any event. You may have already seen our list of ...
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Karen Gordon July 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM 13 min read

Tips for Unique Inflatable Rentals

Summers are filled with laughter, friends, and fun. Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday ...
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Karen Gordon July 11, 2017 at 1:17 PM 12 min read

Event Upgrades That Make A Big Difference

Anyone who has ever planned any event, from a company holiday party to a wedding, can ...
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Karen Gordon July 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM 6 min read

Creative Twists on Tired Wedding Trends

While some wedding trends are regularly deserted as they fade with the times, there are ...
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Karen Gordon June 22, 2017 at 9:41 AM 7 min read

Event Business Tips: Event Radios 101

One of the best event business tips is to invest in radios or walkie-talkies for your ...
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Karen Gordon June 20, 2017 at 11:35 AM 5 min read

Tips for Managing Pinterest Expectations for Weddings

Pinterest is the frenemy of wedding planners, because managing Pinterest expectations can ...
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Karen Gordon June 19, 2017 at 2:08 PM 10 min read

Why Event Pros Love Cloud-Based Party Rental Software

Are you searching for new party rental software? Regardless of whether you’re actively ...
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Karen Gordon June 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM 9 min read

8 Simple Backyard BBQ Tips & Tricks

Summer is here and that means vacations to the beach, going to concerts, and backyard ...
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Karen Gordon June 6, 2017 at 11:37 AM 4 min read

Kid-Friendly Wedding Idea: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Including kids on your wedding day is a must for many folks. Whether you have loads of ...
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Karen Gordon May 22, 2017 at 11:23 AM 10 min read

The Secret to Choosing The Best Bridal Party

Congratulations! You’re engaged. You’re also now likely experiencing a flood of emotions ...
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Karen Gordon May 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM 8 min read

3 Hiring Mistakes Event Companies Make

Hiring new employees may seem exciting for rental business owners, but it can truly be ...
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Karen Gordon May 17, 2017 at 11:08 AM 4 min read

Wedding Day “Emergency” Kit: The Actual Essentials

If you do a quick search of “Wedding Day Emergency Kit” you will find scores of websites ...
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Karen Gordon May 11, 2017 at 11:39 AM 9 min read

5 Steps to Grow My Event Rental Business

You didn’t get into the event rental business just for fun. Like any business owner, your ...
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Karen Gordon April 28, 2017 at 11:28 AM 6 min read

Event Business Tips: DIY Bride to Creative Consultant

Event business tips are a treasure of helpful insights for starting a rental company. ...
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Karen Gordon April 24, 2017 at 3:49 PM 3 min read

Event Business Tips: Party Rental Software

Event rental companies have it tough. They have loads of inventory to track, tons of ...
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Karen Gordon April 23, 2017 at 1:23 PM 14 min read

Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding with a Tent

We all know the weather stress every bride or groom experiences. You plan every detail of ...
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Karen Gordon April 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM 3 min read

10 Reasons to Throw a Beach-Themed Party

No matter what the occasion, a beach-themed party is always hot. The beachy theme is ...
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Karen Gordon April 14, 2017 at 11:02 AM 6 min read

Creative & Funny Wedding Welcome Bags & Favors

I’ll never forget the first time I went to a wedding and they had coozies as favors that ...
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Karen Gordon April 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM 8 min read

How To Plan An Outdoor Wedding

If you love hiking, camping, fishing, or any activity that gives you an excuse to venture ...
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Karen Gordon April 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM 9 min read

Tips for Avoiding the Parent Pinterest Pressure

Pinterest pressure, especially for parents, is a real deal! The most complicated ...
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Karen Gordon April 7, 2017 at 1:03 PM 10 min read

Should I Rent or Buy Items for My Event?

Anybody in the events industry, or really anyone who has ever thrown a party…ever…can ...
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Karen Gordon April 1, 2017 at 10:22 AM 5 min read

Should I Get Married in April?

“April showers bring May flowers” is the phrase that pushes many brides and grooms to ...
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Karen Gordon March 29, 2017 at 11:44 AM 5 min read

6 Surprising Reasons Event Rentals Cost More Than Expected

Event rentals often cost more than expected. There’s a lot of valid reasons behind this. ...
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Karen Gordon March 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM 5 min read

Best Ways to Include My Dog(s) in My Wedding

Including your dog in your wedding is mandatory for lots of people getting married. For ...
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Karen Gordon March 22, 2017 at 4:23 PM 3 min read

Why Goodshuffle’s the Safest Way to Pay for Rentals

Goodshuffle Pro has tons of safety features that make this event rental software the ...
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Karen Gordon March 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM 4 min read

The Most Shocking Secret about Event Rental Deliveries

In the hundreds of customer service calls we’ve answered here at Goodshuffle, there is ...
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Karen Gordon March 16, 2017 at 8:06 AM 8 min read

Worth the Cost Series: Tent Rentals

Our “Worth the Cost?” series explores the various elements of weddings and other events ...
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Karen Gordon March 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM 4 min read

What are Water Barrels? Does My Event Need Them?

Water barrels are large plastic barrels filled with water that act as weights to hold ...
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Karen Gordon March 13, 2017 at 7:16 AM 3 min read

Tent Calculator: What Size Tent Do I Need?

Choosing a tent size means solving a math equation. However, the tricky part of the math ...
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Karen Gordon March 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM 4 min read

The Importance of Vintage Rentals with a Focus on Service

When Morgan Montgomery and Perkins Morgan (yes, really) created Paisley & Jade five ...
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Karen Gordon March 6, 2017 at 3:33 PM 7 min read

Alternative Bridesmaid Bouquets for Every Bride

In addition to being surprisingly expensive, bridesmaid bouquets have been used for ages. ...
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Karen Gordon March 2, 2017 at 2:22 PM 5 min read

6 Unique Party Ideas for Pre-Teens

Planning a party with a pre-teen or “tween” is no picnic (why can’t they just have a ...
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Karen Gordon February 28, 2017 at 11:09 AM 11 min read

Bee-Themed Bridal Shower on a Budget

Planning a bridal shower has gotten trickier. Not only are we pressured by Pinterest to ...
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Karen Gordon February 24, 2017 at 1:33 PM 2 min read

Capitol Romance Features Goodshuffle

Washington D.C. wedding blogger and coordinator, Bree of Capitol Romance tried out ...
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Karen Gordon February 22, 2017 at 6:25 PM 2 min read

How to Plan a Hollywood Themed Event

We’re never at a shortage for theme ideas, but it’s so fun to come across something new. ...
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Karen Gordon February 22, 2017 at 2:45 PM 6 min read

Worth the Cost Series: Chair Rentals

Our “Worth the Cost?” series explores the various elements of weddings and other events ...
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Karen Gordon February 21, 2017 at 7:12 PM 2 min read

How to Start St. Patrick’s Day Party Planning

Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish? He was Welch! And, while only 12% of ...
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Karen Gordon February 21, 2017 at 6:59 PM 5 min read

5 Steps to Making A Wedding All About YOU!

We’ve all been to those weddings where, if it weren’t for the names said during the vows, ...
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Karen Gordon February 21, 2017 at 6:18 PM 1 min read

Welcome Event Enthusiasts!

Introducing Goodshuffle’s brand new blog! What you can expect to see here:
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