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How To Find and Create an Entrepreneur Community

By Brooke DePauw / October 30, 2019 /

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably heard me talk about my entrepreneur community or tribe a lot. I’m a huge believer in having a strong entrepreneur community around you that will push you and encourage you to chase those goals and dreams. But one of the biggest questions I get from other…

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Attendees listening during The Haven Conference

5 Takeaways from The Haven Conference West Olive

By Brooke DePauw / September 4, 2019 /

It has been a few months since The Haven Conference and my mind is still buzzing about everything I learned on that day. But since the conference there have been 5 key takeaways that keep coming up for me in my everyday life. So today I wanted to share those with you.   #1 A…

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Attendees listening during The Haven Conference

5 Things I Learned From Hosting A Conference

By Brooke DePauw / August 7, 2019 /

Hosting a conference or live event seems to be all the rage right now and everyone is interesting in creating an in-person experience. I absolutely love live events and think there is so much power to getting people in the room and immersing them in an experience. I hosted my first conference, The Haven Conference,…

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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 /

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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The whole group at The Haven Conference

The Haven Conference West Olive Recap

By Brooke DePauw / May 15, 2019 /

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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Goals for January 2018

By Brooke DePauw / January 1, 2018 /

Happy New Year! I cannot think of a better way to commence 2018 by recapping my December 2017 goals and sharing my goals for January. Here is how I did last month:   Decorate the house for Christmas – I STILL haven’t done this. Check! Our decor was very simplistic (a tree, stockings and a…

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Adieu 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 30, 2017 /

It is so hard to believe that we are days away from a new year and about to say adieu to 2017. As eager as I am to dig into the new year – I am a little sad to see 2017 leaving (what felt like) so quickly. Today I wanted to give 2017 a…

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

By Brooke DePauw / December 5, 2017 /

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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La Petite Bloom Workshop: Leland, MI

By Brooke DePauw / June 22, 2017 /

Furthering education and meeting other creatives is an important part of my business so I was more than excited to attend The Bloom Workshop in Leland, Michigan.   Our morning began with a three and a half hour car ride to the Leelanua Peninsula in beautiful Northern Michigan. Any trip to Northern Michigan is typically…

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Hygge Retreat 2017

By Brooke DePauw / April 7, 2017 /

“ ‘hygge’ a Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close.” -The New Yorker This past summer I was scrolling through Instagram and stumbled across a picture…

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