Blog articles matching the “More” category.

How to Handle the Zillion Requests for Discounts, Donations & “Marketing” Opportunities That Come Your Way

I would bet that you are constantly being asked for donations to charity events, free rentals for styled shoots, and industry discounts. Rental pros respond to these requests with a range of emotions; excitement, guilt, pressure, anger, resentment... Especially as you get busy, the request to offer your services and products for free can even become offensive to you. So, what do you do? Read more

​Introducing… Event Rental Mind Meld 2016

We recently put together some like-minded specialty event rental pros (who also happen to be RW Elephant loyalists) for a weekly mastermind video call. We met each week for six weeks straight and dove into a new topic each time. We hashed out what’s working and what’s not in their specialty event rental businesses. We talked logistics, sales, employees, marketing… you name it! What an exciting experience it was to hear the triumphs and challenges that they each faced, the ideas and encouragement they brought to one another, and the enthusiastic results of this new community. Read more

What am I grateful for?

So, how do you run a successful event rental business, keep your cool, and not lose your mind? Well, you've got to have systems in place to make managing your inventory and orders efficient. You also have to think about what you'll do when disaster strikes (sad but true). But I think one ingredient we often overlook is gratitude. Read more

Join us at Be Sage Conference 2015!

The event industry is full of amazing people eager to learn, grow, and support one another. I wouldn't want to miss this opportunity to swap stories, dream about new ideas, and meet some comrades-in-arms. Business ownership isn't for the light-of-heart (am I right?)--I'm looking forward to connecting with some fellow warriors. Read more

Be In The Know With Hello Happens

Please allow me to pause our Recipe for a Successful Event Rental Business series to tell you some exciting news. Today we added a great new feature to our sister site HelloHappens.com. Read more

Motivation From Dan Pink

Last week, I had a great call with a special event rental business owner who is just starting out. As she’s planning for the future of her business, she asked me what I thought about salaries for salespeople in her company. Read more

Your Rental Business is About Something Bigger: Charity

You obviously started your rental business to make money. Well, I know for some of you, your motivation was more about having an excuse to buy things you like, or an opportunity to realize your dream of self-employment, or recognizing you could fill a need you saw. But at the end of the day, you started a business. Read more