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Chairs set up for The Haven Conference

5 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Live Event

By Brooke DePauw / June 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Live events are all the rage right now in the entrepreneurial world and it feels like everyone is attending or planning a live event. But live events require a lot of time, energy, resources and money, which I learned quickly after hosting my first Haven Conference. So before you start digging into the planning, stop…

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5 Regrets From My First Year of Business

By Brooke DePauw / June 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

*Disclosure: some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Photography by Stephanie Parshall Photography   It’s no lie that your first year of business is by far the hardest. Some studies…

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The whole group at The Haven Conference

The Haven Conference West Olive Recap

By Brooke DePauw / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m beyond excited today to share the recap of The Haven Conference for entrepreneurs recap of our very first West Olive, Michigan conference! If you’re reading this and are new to conference allow me to tell you a little about it. The Haven Conference is a one day event geared towards entrepreneurs that we focus…

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Conference attendees smiling with their floral arrangements

10 Tips For Attending a Conference and Getting Your Moneys Worth

By Brooke DePauw / April 17, 2019 / 2 Comments

Photo by Ashley Slater Photography from The Bloom Workshop in Leland, MI.    Attending a conference can be one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business. It gets you out of your regular routine, introduces you to new thoughts, helps you meet new like-minded people and so much more. I…

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Girls sitting at a conference in Chicago, IL

4 Reasons To Attend A Conference

By Brooke DePauw / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

There are so many reasons to attend a conference, retreat or live event, but unfortunately there are so many things that hold us back from doing it. Some of those things include money, time, location or just the fear of leaving our comfort zone. I personally have experience massive success by attending conferences, retreats and…

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Peony sitting next to a lap top and business tool on a desk

My Favorite Social Media Scheduling Tool: CoSchedule

By Brooke DePauw / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

I feel like on a daily basis I am pitched a new social media scheduling tool that I “have to have” but do you ever wonder how many of them are actually worth the money? In my almost three years of business I have tried numerous different social media scheduling tool. Some worth every penny…

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Sincerely: How do I block schedule my day?

By Brooke DePauw / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Productivity is one of my favorite topics so naturally when I learned about block scheduling I was all about it, but to be honest it took me a long time to figure out how to make block scheduling work for me and my schedule. Today, I am sharing how I block schedule my day and…

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Sincerely: how do I start my own event planning business?

By Brooke DePauw / December 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Hi there!   I’m interested in starting my own event planning business, but am unsure how to go about finding all the resources I need. I have done a few weddings but there is still SO much I don’t know. I am still in the process of getting a degree in education but my heart…

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New changes and offerings to Stellaluna Events

By Brooke DePauw / November 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

When I started Stellaluna Events 20 months ago I had a vision to solely focus on planning and coordinating weddings and nothing would pull me from that vision. But sometimes life has a different plan for you. So today I am so excited to officially announce..   I am now offering ‘stand alone’ floral design services!   I…

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Why Taking Time Off Helps Grow Your Business

By Brooke DePauw / August 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Have you ever felt uninspired, unmotivated and just down right tired of doing what you’re doing? Have you ever felt guilty because you are doing your dream job and don’t feel you deserve a break because there are other people who have more stresses than you?   I have.   Far too often we run…

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