The Goodshuffle Blog for Event Pros

Your go-to spot for the latest event trends, rental tips, and business insights
Carmen Bodziak October 12, 2023 at 5:00 AM 12 min read

The 3 Most Common Misconceptions About Event Insurance

Imagine you’ve just set up the perfect event: tables of food, live music, and best of all ...
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Carmen Bodziak August 16, 2023 at 6:16 PM 43 min read

The Top 10 Reports Every Event Pro Should Be Pulling

Odds are, you got into the events industry for the creativity and community, not the ...
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Miles Oliver January 30, 2023 at 12:54 PM 10 min read

4 Tips for Planning an Event Aimed at Children

Whether you’re planning a milestone birthday party, a religious celebration like a bar ...
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Kate Walski, CSEP January 5, 2023 at 8:35 AM 15 min read

The Wedding Industry's Greatest Fear (and 4 Ways to Conquer It)

After the past several years, event professionals have learned to be resilient. They’ve ...
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Kate Walski, CSEP December 20, 2022 at 2:16 PM 7 min read

Top 5 Email Templates to Create

With enhanced capabilities in the Goodshuffle Pro Inbox, users have the ability to create ...
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Kate Walski, CSEP December 19, 2022 at 5:12 PM 8 min read

Streamline Communication with the Goodshuffle Pro Inbox

The results are in! Goodshuffle Pro has launched an even more powerful version of our ...
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Kate Walski, CSEP December 12, 2022 at 11:30 AM 16 min read

Top New and Trending Event Inventory Items for 2023

So, you’ve got stuff. But do you have the RIGHT stuff? Staying current in the events ...
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Meghan Ely September 23, 2022 at 1:33 PM 38 min read

Navigating the New Workforce: A Toolkit for Hiring Better Teams

From The Great Resignation to "quiet quitting," the pandemic’s aftermath continues to ...
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Meghan Ely September 6, 2022 at 2:16 PM 24 min read

The Art of Managing Client Expectations

Expectations vary from client to client, but one thing is for certain: Most people are ...
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Miles Oliver September 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM 8 min read

3 Best Routes for Hiring Service-based Staff

If you run an event-planning business, you already have an idea of how stressful it can ...
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Perry Simon August 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM 8 min read

How To Beat Imposter Syndrome As An Event Business Owner

Demanding customers, work schedules that can feel never-ending, and pressure to meet ...
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Maria Russinovich May 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM 11 min read

4 Easy Steps To Get Started with Facebook Ads For Event Companies

Facebook Ads are your most powerful tool to reach the perfect new audience to bring more ...
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Brittny Drye April 19, 2022 at 10:16 AM 10 min read

How Event Professionals Can Create an Inclusive Client Experience

In today’s market, there is no room for businesses that discriminate and exclude certain ...
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Perry Simon March 28, 2022 at 12:28 PM 8 min read

The 5 Top Ways to WOW Your Clients Using Goodshuffle Pro

Goodshuffle Pro provides massive benefits for event businesses by allowing for increased ...
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Aleya Harris March 23, 2022 at 10:33 AM 12 min read

Is Your Hero's Journey Leading You to Burnout?

As an event professional, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Between managing clients, ...
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Jessica Powers November 29, 2021 at 11:27 AM 7 min read

Banks vs. Credit Unions: Which is Best for Your Event Company?

The debate between using a traditional bank or a credit union has been going on for a ...
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Aleya Harris November 8, 2021 at 1:41 PM 9 min read

4 Best Ways to Attract Qualified Leads to Your Event Company

Building a successful business requires a steady stream of new clients who are ready to ...
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Jessica Powers October 14, 2021 at 12:09 PM 6 min read

Why Event Professionals Choose Capital Loans For Game-Changing Solutions

Nearly every event company has been in a situation where they missed out on an amazing ...
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Michelle Loretta October 13, 2021 at 4:31 PM 5 min read

Top 3 Mistakes Event Companies Make with Their Marketing

If you build it, they will come. Such is the idea to which many people ascribe in ...
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Carmen Bodziak October 10, 2021 at 3:58 PM 7 min read

How Fast Cash From A Capital Loan Empowered This Event Professional To Invest In His Business’s Growth

Ready to learn about the tool that’s got everybody in the events industry buzzing? ...
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Jessica Powers October 7, 2021 at 2:11 PM 8 min read

How is Goodshuffle Pro's Stripe Capital Loan Program Unique From Other Loans?

Does your event business need a boost? Chances are, you already have a list of items ...
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Jessica Powers October 7, 2021 at 2:11 PM 6 min read

Event Profs’ Top 5 Uses for Capital Loans

Goodshuffle Pro recently teamed up with the Stripe Capital loan program to help our ...
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Perry Simon September 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM 8 min read

How Should I List Prices On My Events Website?

If you aren’t listing your prices on your events website, then you’re making a huge ...
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Emily Noel September 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM 12 min read

Dos and Don’ts for Starting Your Own Event Planning Business

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Being your own boss seems like a ...
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Jessica Powers July 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM 11 min read

How Much is Your Time Worth? How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

“Time is money.” But how much is your time worth?
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Jessica Powers June 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM 10 min read

How to Retain Good Employees For Your Event Company

Good employees can be challenging to find— and once you find them, you’ll need to keep ...
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Jessica Powers May 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM 10 min read

How to Find Good Employees For Your Event Company

The challenge of how to find good employees is daunting. Not only are there a lot of ...
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Jessica Powers May 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM 8 min read

What to Know if You’re Buying an Event Company

If you want to get into the event rental business, you could always start your own from ...
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Jessica Powers May 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM 10 min read

Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Event Rental Company Logo

There’s no question about it: logo design is an art form. There’s a lot of information ...
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Jessica Powers May 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM 8 min read

When You Should Quit Your Day Job and Become a Full Time Event Pro

Every side-hustle freelancer longs for the day when their side-hustle becomes their main ...
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Jessica Powers May 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM 9 min read

Which Website Platforms Are Best for Event Pros?

If you want to be taken seriously as a business in the world today, you must have a ...
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Jennifer Taylor May 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM 6 min read

Preparing Your Event Business for a Growth Opportunity

Nobody starts an event business to remain stagnant in their comfort zone. Instead, ...
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Jessica Powers May 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM 12 min read

How to Find Your UVP and Secure Loyal Clients

It’s safe to assume that all businesses want loyal clients— not only do they bring in ...
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Jessica Powers May 8, 2021 at 12:00 PM 7 min read

How to Brainstorm Your Event Company Name

The name of your company acts as the face of your company— it’s often the first aspect of ...
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Jessica Powers May 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM 8 min read

How to Start A Wedding Rental Business

Everyone loves a love story-- and wedding rental companies get to help create them. Your ...
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Jessica Powers April 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM 17 min read

How to Start a Service-Based Event Company: DJs, Inflatables, Photo Booths

Our readers may already be familiar with our previous guide on how to start an event ...
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Jessica Powers April 20, 2021 at 1:14 PM 10 min read

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Event Pros Make When Starting Their Business

You’ve got your awesome inventory, you found the perfect location for your warehouse and ...
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Jessica Powers April 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM 18 min read

How to Start an Event Rental Company

Whether you’re new to the event industry, or you’ve been involved but want your own event ...
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Jessica Powers April 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM 8 min read

What Is a SOP And Why Do Event Professionals Need Them?

In February, Goodshuffle Pro hosted our 2021 Annual User Summit and covered a lot of ...
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Meghan Ely February 11, 2021 at 3:27 PM 14 min read

What Event Pros Wish They Knew Before Starting An Event Business

Starting an event business is a major endeavor and there are always going to be some ...
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Carmen Bodziak November 24, 2020 at 8:38 AM 9 min read

“Collaboration Over Competition” Brings AE&ES 20 Years of Success

Gary Bordman, Owner and Chief Creative Designer of AE&ES in Las Vegas, has been an ...
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Carmen Bodziak September 25, 2020 at 6:05 AM 9 min read

Entrepreneur Success: How This Event Pro Launched His A/V & Lighting Business

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Carmen Bodziak September 23, 2019 at 12:29 PM 9 min read

Growing Your Events Career: Tips and Tricks from Kate Patay

Calling all #EventProfs: read on for wise advice from an industry veteran! Learn from ...
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Anna Braff August 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM 9 min read

How to Run a Party Rental Company Cost Effectively

One thing is true about owning a party rental company: it is (beyond) expensive! Event ...
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Anna Braff February 14, 2019 at 11:31 AM 6 min read

Traps to Avoid When Buying Used Event Rentals

Purchasing new inventory isn’t always the answer, but sometimes buying used event rentals ...
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Kylie Carlson August 23, 2018 at 6:32 PM 4 min read

Ins and Outs of Having an Events Industry Mentor

There are so many benefits to having an events industry mentor. Whether you’re just ...
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Patrice August 10, 2018 at 6:14 PM 7 min read

5 Challenges That Small Business Owners Face

From the outside running a small business looks so easy. You hang up your sign, offer a ...
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Patrice July 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM 9 min read

How to Choose the Best Logo for My Party Rental Company

Choosing the right logo for a party rental company is one of the first steps of growing ...
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Anna Braff May 31, 2018 at 7:10 PM 9 min read

Best Tips for Event Rental Pricing Guidelines

Pricing is one of the toughest components for any entrepreneur in the party rental ...
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Anna Braff February 23, 2018 at 6:50 PM 11 min read

How to Turn an Events Hobby into a Rental Career

Have you thought about turning your events hobby into a career in the event rental ...
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Lauren Mestas January 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM 23 min read

How to Start a Vintage Rental Business

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Chris Ferenzi July 22, 2017 at 12:08 PM 5 min read

Pros and Cons of the Event Pro Lifestyle

The event pro lifestyle is definitely out of the norm. Anyone in the event industry can ...
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Evin Lipman June 13, 2017 at 10:57 AM 6 min read

How to Deal With Difficult Event Customers

Customer service is a key component of both the event rentals and the event planning ...
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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 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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