Successfully Working with Clients During a Crisis

Successfully Working with Clients During a CrisisBy Oleta Collins, Flourishing Art Natural disasters are unpredictable, yet inevitable. It’s less about if and more about when, so event professionals must always be prepared with a backup plan. As a company based in central California, we are no stranger to crises — earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, flooding and, now, a global pandemic. These types of ...

Not All Accountants are Created Equal: 3 Types of Financial Professionals

Have you ever worked with an accountant that didn’t advise you in the way you needed? Maybe your bookkeeper can’t seem to help you with your business strategy, or your tax accountant doesn’t really ‘get’ your business. Here’s the thing: not all accountants are created equal. Tax, accounting, bookkeeping, and financial strategy are all different aspects of your business finances. Each of …

Las Vegas Chapter Event With Mindy Weiss

Las Vegas Chapter Event With Mindy Weiss WIPA Las Vegas started out the year with a bang for our first quarter event and Board installation featuring guest speaker and celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. We started the day with a member-only exclusive, Mimosas with Mindy, where she answered all our members’ industry questions. After this intimate session, our cocktail reception ...

Four Reasons Why You Should go to Wedding MBA

Four Reasons Why You Should go to Wedding MBA Where do wedding professionals continue learning? None other than Wedding Merchants Business Academy, of course! While there are many fantastic educational outlets for wedding and event professionals, the Wedding MBA seminar offers something special. The WIPA team is thrilled to be working at this year’s event and hopes to see our ...

Brunching with Business Leaders | WIPA SoCal Chapter

Brunching with Business Leaders | WIPA SoCal Chapter The energy was buzzing, mimosas were served, and the esteemed guests mixed and mingled on a sunny morning in Southern California. Tucked away on the Newport Coast, the Pelican Hill Resort was the perfect venue for WIPA’s SOCal’s 2017 “Brunching with Power Couples.” The brunch mixer brought together the industry’s finest for a morning ...

Making the Most of Your Off-Season

Making the Most of Your Off-Season By Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting Many event pros look forward to the off-season like kids look forward to summer vacation. It’s a time to wind down and take a deep breath from what’s been a very hectic year. While there is nothing wrong with using part of that time to relax and maybe even ...