Two different industries, two different events… all good times!

I used to be really good about getting out to industry events promoting my work and mingling and personal branding and bla bla, but a funny thing happens when you get really busy with running a small business: you stop having time to do anything other than run that small business! (Add a small child on top of a small business and hello, shut-in!) Anyway, over the past year or so, I've been making a concerted effort to get myself back out into the world of my various industries, and these past couple weeks have been EXTRA busy…


WMBA Conference report: Chromebooks, booth babes, and octopodes

Last week I headed to Vegas for the Wedding Merchant Business Academy conference. I was joined by Megan (Offbeat Bride's managing editor, and my Associate Publisher), and two of our favorite event planners, Kelli from Seattle's Shindig Events and Laura from LA's Rebel Belle Weddings. In this post, I tell you why I'm bailing on my chromebook, who the rudest people at the conference were, and how you can get your own Offbeat Bride octopus temporary tattoo.

Offbeat Bride at Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas, October 2012 (+registration discount)

Big announcement! I've been booked to speak this fall at the Wedding MBA Conference in Las Vegas, October 2-4. This is a conference for wedding vendor types, and since it's more on the onbeat end of the spectrum, my talk will be angled towards explaining to these more traditional vendors why Offbeat Brides are awesome.

If any of y'all wedding business types are interested in attending, I've got a discount for Offbeat Empire readers!