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music for creating risk management plans #productivityplaylist

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A good event planner designs epic events that tantalize all five senses.

However, a GREAT event planner does that and also puts together a detailed risk management plan to minimize the what-ifs…

What if there’s a huge storm that wasn’t forecast?

What if loads of unexpected family turn up?

What if there’s an accident like an injury or fire?

Our clients hire us to come up with contingency plans for all known (and unknown!) risks that could occur at their events.  This type of detailed planning requires a particular type of concentration…and MUSIC!


So, we’ve created the perfect playlist to help with one of the most crucial parts of event planning, guaranteed to make sure you can save the day, just like a true superhero!

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how to create a great company culture

By | mentoring, Millennials, working with interns | No Comments

On average, people spend at least 1/3 of their lives at the office and on the job.  In the event industry, you’re probably spending more.

And with new technology and social media blurring the lines between “home” and “work”, quality of life wherever you are is the end goal.

Because let’s face it…why would you want to work somewhere you dread going to?

Your interns and employees are thinking this, too.


So, it’s vital to cultivate a great company culture, no matter if you’re a 2-person event planning firm or a team of 200 at an event rental warehouse.

How do you do that?

Focus on your company’s mission and vision statement, core values and overall vibe in the workplace.

Having a great culture will help your company achieve more; employees will be more willing to put in extra hours, the working environment will be more positive and most importantly, job satisfaction will go up.

Want your firm to reap these benefits? We’ve broken down 5 great ways to create a great company culture…

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creating production schedules? no prob! #productivityplaylist

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Sometimes, it’s hard to find the perfect music to motivate you AND help you to concentrate at the same time.

We find it’s so important to get the balance of upbeat, but not distracting when you’re working on left-brain tasks… something that requires you to think systematically and logically.

Therefore, we’ve put together a playlist for all project managers and event planners who are working on production schedules, trying to coordinate the who, what, where, when and how!


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today we reveal…the Wall of Fame!

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All of us here at The Simplifiers wanted to take a moment and give thanks to YOU, our backers, our clients, our friends and colleagues who supported our Kickstarter.

Quite simply, you ROCK.


In case you missed it, back in January 2016, we launched a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising $10,000 to help us upgrade the software behind The Apprentice Program. Thanks to you [all 166 of you!], we smashed this goal and raised over $12,000 in just 30 days.

Now, a million thank you’s just wouldn’t be enough, so we wanted to commemorate this special occasion in an immortal format: our Wall of Fame!

If you were so kind as to support us on our mission, head on over to check out your place on our brand new Wall of Fame page.

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be SMART – steps we’re taking to make the most of 2016

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Hello springtime!  Time to check-in on those New Year’s resolutions and annual company goals you’ve set.  Have you stayed strong and made progress in first quarter?  We recommended some apps to help you all keep your personal goals in check, but consistently meeting your business goals can be a very different task.

So today, we’re sharing with you the SMART way that The Simplifiers set targets for each quarter. This is a tool that will help your firm monitor and measure your success and of course, hit those all important goals!

but first, some encouragement.

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