Wedding Planning As A Professional Career

Wedding Planning As A Professional Career

There are many benefits and set backs about wedding planning as a professional career. Here is an insight into what a wedding planning career is all about.

You can work from home.
The majority of your time planning a wedding will take place on the laptop. It takes time researching and designing, communicating and organizing documents. A Calgary wedding planner working from home allows you to set your own hours of work and gives you flexibility. When you are not working at home, you are out meeting with clients and vendors, purchasing items, picking up and dropping off rentals or attending the wedding.

You have a lot of responsibility.
This is a couples most important day and they are relying on you to make it happen perfectly. There is a lot of pressure, but after the wedding you will feel happy to have been a part of such a beautiful thing. You will feel assured that you accomplished everything to your best ability.

You don’t have returning clients.
Unless a client gets remarried, they will not ever need your services again. Your past clients can refer you and help build your clientele. Word of mouth is very important!

You get to attend weddings and enjoy great food!
This is the best part about working as a wedding planner. You get to see everything unfold and experience the day to the fullest. You will be working all day but will have the opportunity to meet great people, see gorgeous venues and taste top of the line food!

You have to be creative and come up with unique designs.
Clients wants the best and look for planners who have fresh ideas. There is a lot of competition and it is important to strive to stand out and catch peoples eye.

You are a problem solver.
You must think fast and be ready to solve a problem in any situation that may arise. Things can and will go wrong and it is important for a planner to remain calm and think quickly. After all, luck favours the prepared.

You are always communicating.
Whether its a client or vendor, you are always communicating through emails, phone calls and meetings in person. You will meet a lot of different people and experience different personalities and nationalities. Building relationships is key.

You are always learning and keeping up with the latest trends.
When planning a wedding, its important to know whats in style and what is not. Do your best to set yourself apart and stay on top of the latest trends for your clients.


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Opening a pet accessory business in Calgary.

  • October 14, 2014
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Anything to do with pets if done properly can quickly turn profitable! Why?  Because according to Stat Canada there are around 3.5 Million dogs and 4.5 Million Pet Cats in the country – and this does not account for the numbers in shelters or any other pets.

Canada imports $285 million worth of pet food from various parts of the world. The above facts provide us with a clear picture about the pet industry in Canada.


However, getting into the pet accessory business in Calgary including collars and leash is tough, due to the immense competition from the bigger stores (with reduced pricing).  Said that, with the right marketing tools at your disposal in todays world, you can give a tough competition as well. Most pet accessories and gifts for pet lovers go at a good mark up cost. At the same time, consumers are not willing to travel long distances to buy pet food or go to a vet. Hence, local consumers can be a great source of income.


When you open a pet related business in Calgary, you have to ensure all products meet the national guidelines, and are completely safe for the pets. Several owners had their businesses shutdown because they did not meet the local and national regulations.

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Website Design Business

Today, I am going share my experience and opinion about the Website Design Market in Canada

Its not too long ago since I have been a Web Designing Service provider in Calgary and I have realized that though there are hundreds (possibly even a thousand) of Internet Web Design and Marketing Companies in Calgary, there is a fair amount of scope for everyone who enters this industry of digital media. In a span of merely 30 days, I was able to speak to over twenty potential clients securing three contracts without any references or contacts.

When I began the journey, I thought the industry is stagnant, but this opinion has changed drastically. Once you have your name out there in the market – a freelancer alone can bag about three to four contracts per month yielding an average of $2500, which in my opinion is great.

In this market, there are a large number of web designing companies ranging from full-on software providers, media – advertising agencies to small website development companies. This varied and immense competition also gives rise to a huge variation in pricing. One of my clients that came to me recently told me that he got a price quote ranging from $750 to $3500 for a WordPress website. I was not surprised at all! The truth is that there are some companies who are doing extremely well and can afford to keep their pricing high. As for the rest of them, costs are low because they are probably just starting out!
The factors that directly relate to the pricing for services are the overheads. Most large agencies maintain a physical office with admin staff as well as a team of designers. This requires them to not only keep a consistent and standard quality but and therefore charge a good sum of money.

Having said all this, as part of this industry I can proudly say that all of us big or small, work for the best interest of our consumers. And most of the web design companies in Canada promise to deliver quality, value for money along with the best logistical support (time & resources).


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Want to own a Chiropractic Clinic?

The following post is from Dr. Ikram – A Chiropractor in Calgary and owner of Pro Health Chiropractic. Dr. Ikram discusses various needs and focus points of a chiropractic clinic business.

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I am a chiropractor in Calgary, Alberta. It can be a tough business when you start out. There is a multitude of different types of chiropractors. I myself am a Sports Chiropractor. What this means is i do not just adjust people and work on back pain. It is a hybrid between physiotherapy and chiropractic medicine. In my case, I combine acupuncture, Soft tissue Therapies(Tens, Graston, Active Release, Radial shockwave, IMS and exercise rehab into all my treatments). I find this to be the highest standard of care that patients can get when choosing physical medicine for musculoskeletal pain.

The biggest mistake most chiropractors make is to treat there clinic to much like a business. They start to push supplements, orthotics, and want to make patients prepay for a “package” of treatments. It becomes all about making money and experiencing growth. Don’t get me wrong, these are great things, but the approach needs to be different. The emphasis needs to be put on helping people, being honest with people, learning about there lives, giving them your time and the highest standard of care. You need to be empathetic and not look at patients as cash machines. You have to treat patients like they are your family and make them comfortable in your clinic.

If you can focus on the patient not only will your patients be loyal to you, but they will get better much quicker, you will get more new patient referrals, you will make more money, and your business will grow. I do not know how else to put this without sounding arrogant, but I follow these rules and my patients love me, my business continues to grow, and I continue to make more money.

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Different kinds of Businesses

Well as the title suggests, I am going to discuss the different kinds of businesses common in today’s generation.


As a note this blog will be used primarily to provide information to business owners, discuss different businesses and provide access to tools for start-up companies.

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