thought of the day: whatever you practice more of, you get more of

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This week, we’ve been listening to Preston Smiles on The School of Greatness podcast and thinking about the relationships we’re building with the people around us.

Of course The Apprentice Program and The Simplifiers believe in mentoring and empowering others but we also strongly believe that it’s a two-way street. Actually, when you’re doing it right, we KNOW it is.

If you want to be in a tribe that is supportive and empowering – practice being supportive and empowering! Your tribe benefits but you will too.

Whatever you practice more of, you get more of. (2)

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case study: Chancey Charm

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The Apprentice Program Success Stories – Chancey Charm

Want to know exactly how The Apprentice Program has already helped firms take their intern training to the next level?

We caught up with Marilisa Schachinger from Chancey Charm, one of the country’s TOP internship programs in the wedding industry, and one of her recent interns, Skylar Albritton, to find out what they’ve gained from joining The Apprentice Program and utilizing our training tools.

We love how they’ve easily incorporated The Apprentice Program into their existing Associate Planner Training/Internship Program!


Marilisa Schachinger – mentor @ Chancey Charm

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5 tips for handling tricky HR problems when you don’t have a HR department

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Some HR problems are universal regardless of the size of your firm.

But what if you don’t have a dedicated HR team to take care of these difficult issues for you? Many event planning firms have 5 employees or less.  No Operations Manager…No HR person. (sound familiar?)


Well, this one is for you…here’s 5 tips to make your life easier when dealing with tricky HR situations with your employees and interns. Read More

Meet our backers! Erica Prewett – A Big To Do Event

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Today, we talk to one of our backers from the Kickstarter campaign – Erica Prewett, CSEP – CEO of A Big To Do Event and current 2015-16 chapter president for the International Special Events Society, Atlanta chapter.

By supporting our campaign, Erica is joining us on our mission to revolutionize intern training:

We want to STOP horrible internships, for mentors and interns alike!

She’s been in the business of creating live events since 1999.  Organizations such as IBM, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Mississippi as well as hundreds of brides and families have experienced stress-free weddings, social and corporate events because of this Checklist Queen.

We find out her best life hacks, insider tips for planning events and she will reveal the biggest reason she decided to back The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers!

erica prewett A Big to Do Event

“I believe that the more of us support each other, the best ideas will come to fruition.” ~Erica Prewett, CSEP – A Big to Do Event, Atlanta, GA

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how we got here – Tech Startup of the Year Awards FINALIST – 2015

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The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers - Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2015

The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers – Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2015

Last night, I got to pitch The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers​ to a room of 150 entrepreneurs and 5 judges as a finalist in the Tech Startup of the Year Awards in Nottingham.  Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled to take part in it all.

FINALIST – Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2015

It’s hard to believe that only a year ago, I attended Startup Weekend Nottingham(on a whim and a nudge), pitched it there and that’s where it all began.

momentum took over and…

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