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Making Kids Events Your Next Summer Event

July 4, 2015 by Rob Ferre
It’s summer and you are thinking, “It’s wedding season!” But guess what? It’s also, “Kid’s are out of school!” season. Ever wondered how you can you make an extra buck on the weekdays? I have a couple of tips to share to help you maximize your summer cash flow. I fill my weeks with not just weddings but also events that cater to kids and families. Here are a couple of directions you could go in looking for your next summer gig. Malls and Shopping Centers: Often times malls have events throughout the year, but even more so during the summer. They may have ongoing monthly events. I do events for 3 separate malls in the area. One mall does a monthly Kids Club event, one does Kids Club just for the summer, and one does family fun nights every Monday in July. Create relationships with event coordinators at the malls and maybe even offer to do the first one for free. F ... [read more]
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Jon Taffer – Why Businesses Fail

July 3, 2015 by Mobile Beat
After 30 years of being in the business and over 60 episodes of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer has learned everything there is to learn about failure. In this video by Inc. Magazine, Jon Taffer explains the cause of failure and how to succeed. raise-the-bar Check out more Jon Taffer at http://jontaffer.com/taffer-lifestyle/ and make sure to check out more information on Jon Taffer speaking at Mobile Beat Las Vegas at http://www.mobilebeatlasvegas.com ... [read more]
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How Can I Target Local Couples with Facebook?

July 3, 2015 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
White Wedding How Can I Target Local Couples with Facebook? “I need help setting up a Facebook business page, IF that is the best place to be for a wedding officiant. I do not use social media personally but do want to increase my visibility and therefore my bookings. “Moreover, I am a one-man show operating in a relatively small geographic area--the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle in North Carolina, as well Richmond and Charlottesville in Virginia. How do I target these areas specifically on a world-wide medium such as the internet?” - Father Christopher, ... [read more]
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Ed Sheeran is hot with 3rd Safe Song

July 2, 2015 by Ric Hansen
ed sheeranThe top Safe Songs work for summer family friendly events too.... That's why we are continuing to track the Top 30 and DO NOT PLAY songs all summer long. (Watch Ed sing his own song with Karaoke at the Mall) Join our DJ network and get ready for the biggest School Dance year yet. Top 30 Safe Songs- July 2 2015

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How are you “wowing” your customers with service?

July 2, 2015 by Ben Miller
I love this.   I dare you to watch it and not get warm and fuzzy.  I’ve had friends that watched this video and said that they wanted to fly across the world, just to lose something so that it could be found by this dog. A few weeks ago I was returning a car and was on the other side of town near a Starbucks.  I had just enough cash on me to buy my wife a Pumpkin Spice Latte  (or #PSL if you’re in the know).   I had actually ticked my wife off earlier in the day and I thought this would win me some brownie points.  We had no coffee in our house and the new PSL’s had only been back at Starbucks for a few days.  I was about to be a hero. ... [read more]
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MBLV: Getting the Team Back Together!

July 2, 2015 by Mobile Beat
MBLV20, the 20th Anniversary event and celebration of 25 Years of Mobile Breds76eat Magazine will be a result of a year long process of planning and production. Immediately after the last event in February, Mobile Beat event management started the ball rolling on the milestone event. One of the key elements of MBLV19’s industry-shaking success was the stellar team that was assembled to make it happen -- so, first on the MBLV20 to-do list was to bring as many members of that team back together as possible. MBLV19 Rocked Jeremy Brech, MBLV19 Lighting Director said "Being a part of Mobile Beat 2015 was an experience that I will never forget and I know many attendees will never forget. Going into the show last year there was much anticipation ... [read more]
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EV Making It Big At MBLV Again!

June 29, 2015 by Mobile Beat
Electro-Voice is thrilled to once again participate in MBLV! After an amazing showing for us last year, we have been working hard to find ways to make the production level even better at the Tropicana! EV would like to show attendees how professional production should be done as well as take that a step further at MBLV20 and help educate the group on audio fundamentals. In addition, we have spent a lot of time with attendees of this show over the years and with their help, EV has developed many products with this group specifically in mind. As a result, EV now sells more powered loudspeakers than any other brand in the world! MBLV20 will help EV set the tone for another great year as we show new products again and demo them for the first time to users! More information on Electro-Voice can be found at http://www.electrovoice.com and on Mob ... [read more]
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Looking for New Software for your Photo Booth? – Darkroom Booth 2 – Now Available

June 29, 2015 by Mobile Beat
Introducing Darkroom Booth 2, the long awaited upgrade to Darkroom’s popular photo booth software. With over 4,000 copies of Booth in the field, we have received lots of great feedback from our users. Our development team has been working hard the last several months to add requested features to our latest release. We have added social media features and many other “little things” that will enable Darkroom Booth users to stand out from the crowd. And unlike other products on the market, Darkroom Booth features are easy to set up and customize. Plus our software is fully supported by a dedicated technical support team. Read more about Darkroom Booth 2 here. Social Media You can now post to a Facebook event, page, album or timeline. Custome ... [read more]
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How a file format brought an industry to its knees

June 29, 2015 by Mobile Beat
stephen-witt-music-free-960MP3. It's the format that revolutionized the way music's been consumed since the late '90s. When Karlheinz Brandenburg, a German acoustics engineer, discovered that an audio file could be compressed down to one-twelfth of its original size without distortion, he created the file-shrinking technology. Stephen Witt's debut book, How Music Got Free, traces all digital music piracy back to the invention of that format, which inadvertently made it possible for people to download and share music illegally. The book details the science and struggle behind the widely used audio technology. And his investigation uncovers the politics and the manipulative men who kept MP3 files from seeing the light of com ... [read more]
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Being Paralyzed with Fear

June 28, 2015 by Ben Miller
Yesterday afternoon I witnessed one of the funniest and saddest things I’ve ever seen.  The boys had gotten home from school and come inside.  Lucinda (my wife for those of you not playing the home game) told our six year old son Will to go back out to the car and bring in his book bag. I came up from my office and noticed that I had been talking to Lucinda for a while and had not seen Will yet.  I took a few steps towards the front door and saw Will, just 4 feet from the door… one foot on the porch, one up in the air.  He was holding his book bag over his head (recently he’s been pretending it’s an umbrella). He was frozen.  It’s like we had been playing “Red Light Green Light” and someone said RED LIGHT and then left to run to the grocery store. I looked at him for a few seconds and old Lucinda to come over.  I didn’t know what was happening.  I thought ... [read more]
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Jon Taffer – Top 5 Mistakes of Small Business Owners

June 27, 2015 by Mobile Beat
Mistakes in managing and operating a business can threaten its long-term viability. The key to success is to quickly identify your mistakes and learn from them. Here are Jon Taffer’s top 5 mistakes of small business owners: raise-the-barGetting into the business for the wrong reasons “The bar business is a very social business, and many owners come into it for the wrong reasons,” says Taffer. “Running a bar is not as sexy or easy as most people think. Too often, owners get involved for the wrong reasons — whether for social gain or easy money — and do not have the self-discipline or determination to be successful.” Find your real motivation for starting a business and determine whether you hav ... [read more]