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The biggest mistakes brides make, according to wedding planners
Getting married is an amazing experience, so of course you want every step of the process (and every moment of the wedding) to be perfect. But since this is probably the biggest party you've ever planned in your life, it's only natural to run into some hiccups.
Extravagant wedding cakes rise again
The New York Times
Reports of the demise of the wedding cake have been exaggerated. True, the recession forced many couples to downsize their weddings, and economize on glammy cakes. And afterward, some affluent couples were hesitant to flaunt big weddings and show-off cakes. Then that cutesy cupcake-wedding craze came along.
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World Cup party inspiration: 21 ideas for Brazil-theme events
From twists on the caipirinha cocktail to samba and capoeira entertainers, check out these World Cup party ideas.
Culinary time travel
How many times have you sat down for a meal, taken a bite, and were transported back to a favorite memory? Everyone loves to travel in time, and caterers have a unique opportunity to transport guests to a different era with every menu and special event.
Gorgeous wedding reception centerpieces
Choosing flower arrangements doesn't have to be a thorn in your side. And if you're searching for something that truly wows, stick to stems you adore. And remember that little goes a long way.
The hottest summer wedding trends
This season's trends — bright watercolor palettes, bold floral installations, cactus details and snow-cone cocktails — are heating up summer weddings. Read on for new ideas to inspire you.
How to use word clouds to track an event's trending topics
A hashtag makes it easy for event guests to post photos and comments on social networks in one categorized conversation. Nowadays it is not uncommon for an event to generate thousands of tagged posts in a single day. But the volume and frequency of those posts can make it difficult for planners and attendees to follow the conversation in a meaningful way. Infomous is a product that turns online content into an interactive word cloud that highlights prominent keywords and allows users to see how topics evolve over time.
Google streamlines tools for small businesses
The New York Times
Google recently announced the introduction of Google My Business, a streamlined platform for small businesses to use its tools. The platform allows businesses to update their information, add photos, share news and see reviews, all in one place. While businesses owners could already perform many of these functions, Google acknowledged that the process could be complicated.
Do you know the true value of social media marketing?
Small Business Trends
We've all heard about the importance of social media marketing. But if you think good social media eliminates the need for a great product, great customer service or other traditional marketing, think again.
3 ways to turn a small business in to a big business
By Greg L. Alston
Too many small business owners take a bunch of money, throw it at a problem and hope it works. This is why the failure rate of new businesses is 44 percent by the end of the third year of operation. So in my never-ending quest to give simple answers to incredibly complex questions, I have attempted to give a quick explanation of: What makes a business successful and worthy of growing in to a big business? There are really only three things that matter.
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