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What If Instead of Struggling To Book Weddings, You Could Attract All The Couples You Need?

September 19, 2014 by Mobile Beat
What is the question posed by Heidi Thompson of Evolve Your Wedding Business on the launch of her new program - Book More Weddings Academy.Screen shot 2014-09-16 at 23.11.26 Most wedding professionals start their businesses in the hopes that if the build it, their customers will come and that simply isn’t the case. Things have changed. The way all of us shop for and buy things has changed dramatically and most wedding businesses have not adapted to this change. Those wedding professionals struggle to book clients, aren’t earning enough money and don’t have any freedom because their business keeps them imprison... [read more]
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Numark Offers 5 Popular Mixers in Total Blackout Finish

September 19, 2014 by Mobile Beat
numarkBlack finish reflects less venue lighting for professional look and feel. Cumberland, RI, USA – September 13, 2014. Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, has announced five of their popular DJ and scratch mixers will now be available in a new black finish. These mixers are set to debut at the upcoming BPM 2014 show to be held in Birmingham, England. In response to user feedback and changing trends, Numark has outfitted five popular rack-mountable mixers in a sleek black finish; the M101, M101USB, M2, M4, and M6 USB. “These best-selling, in-demand mixers are a favorite among the most particular club and mobile DJs. Thi... [read more]
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Legendary Public Enemy DJ/Producer Keith Shocklee Visits Peavey® Headquarters

September 18, 2014 by Mobile Beat
A four-decade user of Peavey gear, Shocklee tours the manufacturer’s main office in Meridian, MS. September 18, 2014, Meridian, MS –– World-renowned music and audio manufacturer Peavey Electronics® recently welcomed acclaimed DJ/producer Keith Shocklee to its headquarters in Meridian, MS. unnamed-17 As a founding member of the groundbreaking hip hop group Public Enemy with his friend and emcee Chuck D, Shocklee was named “one of the greatest producers in hip-hop” by Rolling Stone for his work on the innovative albums It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and Fear Of A Black Planet. "Visiting the Peavey headquarters was like visiting ... [read more]
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New Book Gives Wedding DJs Tips for Success and Growth

September 18, 2014 by Mobile Beat
“Running a Successful Wedding DJ Business: It’s Not What You Do, It’s How You Do It” is more than a list of tips. It provides the in-depth concepts that wedding DJ specialists can come to expect from seasoned experts. Author John Beck and co-author Derek Pengelly, who both built their own mobile DJ companies, collaborate in the new book to offer their perspective on the wedding DJ business.john_beck In the new book, DJs will gain an understanding for marketing leverage that is available to them. Also covering important basics, such as sales, handling deposits, and creating contracts, “Running a Successful Wedding DJ Business: It’s Not What Yo... [read more]
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How Do I Book Up My Less Experienced DJs When Couples Want Me?

September 18, 2014 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani

DJ album “My problem isn't actually booking more work for me in the summer, it's booking more work for my head DJ, who is amazing by the way. Brides think they want me because they read about me on some blog or site... but I am already booked every Saturday except one this summer. I actually had one groom say, ‘I don't want your second rate DJ.’ Really?!?

Any advice you have about promoting less experienced people in the company would be greatly appreciated. I've already decided that these emails to potential c... [read more]
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Bill and Jason Show talks about “Why Penn Jillette”

September 16, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Every Week Bill Hermann and Jason Jones talk about the Mobile DJs in the news, tech, innovation and weird stuff. They also interview mobile DJs who are innovating. Then they goof around a bit sharing their stories and experiences. Keep up on everything Mobile DJ on The Bill and Jason Show This week Bill and Jason talk about a question they got at a the last DJ conference they attended. Why Penn Jillette for Mobile Beat 2015? Bill Hermann and Jason Jones are entertainers in the Mobile DJ industry. They also co-founded The Entertainment Experience. An international... [read more]
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Just Write For Everything! - CHAUVET DJ Introduces Scorpion Script - Text-Producing Laser Effect

September 16, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Scorpion-Script SUNRISE, Fla. – Putting a name in lights is one thing…but splashing a name across the walls with bold green laser beams will absolutely amaze your audience and add an electrifying charge to any show or event. With CHAUVET DJ’s Scorpion Script, a unique text- and pattern-producing laser effect, it’s easy to create not only a name but any word or phrase you choose, then display it with eye-popping brightness, rotating on a room’s surfaces, to give your show a dramatic personal touch that won’t soon be forgotten. The newest addition to CHAUVET DJ’s Scorpion laser family, the Scorpion Script is a compact but power... [read more]
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How to Hire a Rock-Star Sales Team

September 15, 2014 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
I have a confession to make. I truly love my job. Helping small business owners is my passion, and I can’t wait to get to work each morning. And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. As an entrepreneur, you’re probably just as fired up about what you do.unnamed-15 The problem comes when you try to instill that passion into your team, especially your salespeople. Because if anyone needs to bring it day after day, it’s the sales team—or else no one has a job. There are lots of actions you can take, like offering great incentives and compensation packages, an awesome place to work and plenty of motivation. But no matter wh... [read more]
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Numarks adds three new models to HF series

September 15, 2014 by Mobile Beat
HF350, HF325, and HF150 offer in-demand features and superior sound.HF150_angle_1200x750_web Cumberland, RI, USA – September 13th, 2014. Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, will unveil three new professional DJ Headphones at BPM 2014. The over-the-ear HF350, the on-ear HF325, and the collapsible HF150 provide numerous options for the modern DJ, whether performing in the booth or creating in the studio. Driven by efficient, full-range 40mm drivers, the HF Series DJ headphones offer accurate fidelity across the entire audio spectrum, from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Created for the working DJ, all models are equipped with... [read more]
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Positive Thinking Tip: Live the Life of Your Dreams! by Kent Julian

September 15, 2014 by Kent Julian
Allan Dubon is a blogger, author, speaker, and consultant. He specifically focuses on social media, leadership, life, and motivation. Allan attended college and worked really hard to receive a degree as a medical laboratory scientist, which he enjoyed doing, but his passion lies in social media and helping small business and organizations grow. He has been actively involved in web design and consulting since 2002, and he is the author of When Leadership Meets Social Media. Allan is an average guy who is sharing his journey. He is willing to help you make your first $100 online as well as show you how you can build an active, engaged community. This is about YOU! How you can build your dreams, create your future, and live life to the fullest. read more]
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From The Ground Up: Housekeeping and Preparation

September 15, 2014 by Stu Chisholm
Last week I took the liberty of hijacking my wife's new work station (more specifically, her scanner) and "went to town" on a private little photo album I'd assembled over the years specifically focused on my DJ business.  It was always just a fun thing that I did for myself, jazzed up with captions that I'd cut out of magazines, some stickers and labels.  I'd have never thought to show it to a competitor!  It was mine and mine alone, heavily focused on my gear, music and what I was doing with it all.  But now that I'm giving my business a make-over "from the ground up," I thought it a fitting way to close the door on the past and forge ahead by posting that album on the read more]