5 Ways to Build your Biz while Social Distancing

5 Ways to work on your small business while social distancing.
 
Hi friends!

If you work in the event industry (or let’s be honest, live in our COVID-19 world) you are likely a little bit scared right now.

Scared of the unknown- getting sick, cancelled events, lost bookings, running out of toilet paper. We ALL feel ya on that last one, right?

So wash your damn hands. Educate yourself.
And stop hoarding the TP.

Also, don’t panic.
 
Tabitha Abercrombie of Winston & Main shares 5 tips for boosting your biz while social distancing and living in the COVID-19 era.
 

I am a big believer that action alleviates anxiety, so here are 5 things you can do while bookings are slow and we’re all engaging in social distancing. AKA working without pants.

It’s something you likely excel at if you’re an entrepreneur, small biz owner, or freelancer, so you’re already winning. Give yourself a pat on the back with those super clean paws and get on with it already. 🙂

Okay, all jokes aside- here are 5 things you can do right now to work ON your business and not IN it, so that you’re in a great place when those bookings start rolling in. And they will. Trust.

Here are 5 ways to strengthen your business without putting on pants:

1. Update your website copy. Seriously, when was the last time you did this?
2. Refine or Create Systems & Processes. Inquiry, Booking, Onboarding, Budgeting, Ordering, Event Week Execution just to name a few. You should have a rock solid system in place for each of these that you execute EVERY single time to deliver EXCELLENT results EVERY single time. Okay, I’ll stop internet yelling now if you’ll stop reinventing the wheel. Deal?
3. Update your Portfolio & Crank Out those Blog Posts. I know I’m not the only one with a backlog of 20 events that deserve to see the light of day. The SEO isn’t bad either. 🙂
4. Practice Self-Care. Workout. Meditate. Acupuncture. Yoga. Read a book. Take a bath. Whatever you need- just start working these things into your routine NOW while you have time, and then continue them when you get busy.
5. Know your Numbers. Are you ready for tax season? Are you feeling good about how your offerings are priced? Are you tracking your numbers (or paying a professional) so that you can look at past booking patterns and see when you’re likely to be busiest as you deal with rescheduling your current clients? I always feel SO much better when I dive into my numbers and I bet your will too!

*Bonus- Do something nice for someone else. Drop off flowers. Go leave 5 reviews for your fellow small biz owners. Call your grandma.

Book Recommendation- The E Myth. Read it. Especially if you have no idea what the difference is between working ON your business and IN your business.

And finally- reach out if you need support in any of these areas, and we can book a germ-free mentoring session to deep dive into your specific biz needs.

 
Info graphic for small biz owners showing 5 ways to work on your biz while social distancing by Winston & Main
 

*Not a doctor. Not giving medical advice-
Please listen to scientists + experts. 🙂
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Fine Art Florals at Kim Sing Theatre

Beautiful red ombre centerpiece featuring dahlias, ranunculus, cappuccino roses, and strawflower by Winston & Main
 
Now this is my type of ombre…
 
White dahlias, lunaria, and ranunculus arrangements in peach ceramic vessels by Winston & Main.
 
…And these are EVERYONE’S type of Dahlias? Yeah? I mean…
Just go quietly if you hate them, we can still be friends. Maybe.
 
Kim Sing Theatre an Event Space, and Hotel in DTLA.
 
We were so happy to provide these beautiful florals + a crystal/flower grid for an event introducing Kim Sing Theatre to the LA Wedding community, planned by our pal Renee over at Moxie Bright Events.
 
Kim Sing Theatre Neon sign lights up a cute lounge set up by Collective Rentals.
 
How cute is this space?
 
A petite red floral arrangement, perfect for a cocktail hour, sits on a coffee table with a brass mouse statue.
 
And how cute is that little mouse (and all the furniture) from Collective Rentals?
 
Floral Decor on DJ Booth created from monstera leaves and dried floral elements.
 
A cute conversation area featuring two pink velvet chairs and a bold textural red floral arrangement.
 
A bold & textural tomato red cocktail arrangement featuring ranunculus, and banksia.
 
Install detail on DJ booth for Supermoon DJ's.
 
Long & dramatic tablescape featuring floral runner, and ombre red floral arrangements by Winston & Main.
 
A floral table runner, ghost chairs, and ombre floral arrangements make for an interesting and textural tablescape.
 
An organic floral arrangement featuring white dahlias, strawflowers, and banksia by Tabitha Abercrombie of Winston & Main.
 
A wild and organic textural red floral arrangement by Tabitha of Winston & Main.
 
A fresh white and green organic floral arrangement featuring dahlias, ranunculus, strawflower, and banksia.
 
Lush centerpiece featuring King Protea, Ranunculus, Strawflowers, Dahlias, and more in shades of red, mauve, and white.
 
Small neutral flower arrangements featuring dahlias, carnations, and roses.
 
A birds-eye-view of a long ombre tablescape, and a ramen bar at Kim Sing Theatre.
 

 
Venue: Kim Sing Theatre / Planning & Design: Moxie Bright Events / Photography: Geoff Rivers / Floral Design: Winston & Main / Catering: Jennie Cooks / Bar: Cali Craft Cocktails / Desserts: Sugar Studio / DJ: Supermoon DJ’s / Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals / Lounge Rentals: Collective Rentals / Linens: BBJ Linen / Graphic Design: Roseville Design/ Photobooth: Flipbooth / Essential Oil Blending Booth: Lather / Valet: Jeffrey Valet



A Colorful Valentine’s Day Wedding at The Harper

Our bride in a vibrant pink lace wedding dress, holding her lush bridal bouquet full of bright ranunculus and anemones.

Obviously I had to lead with this beauty.
Holy hell do I love this bouquet.

Our vintage Valentine's Day wedding featuring bright pink flowers, a starry retro backdrop, and a sweet couple with vibrant style.

I Love Lucy inspired wedding featuring a beautiful hand painted backdrop and balloon bouquet.
 
Although this beautiful hand-painted backdrop from Papermoon Co wasn’t too shabby either.

Colorful quirky details from our vintage Valentine's Day wedding featuring a balloon installation, pink flower bouquets, I Love Lucy inspired invitations and a retro cake.

Cocktails, Cake, Jewels, Balloons…definitely like the direction this is going.

The quirky Valentine's Day-themed reception space featuring a vibrant balloon installation, vintage gold hanging mirrors, and lush yellow and red flower table arrangements by Winston and Main.

There goes Balloonzilla blowing our socks off with her gorgeous balloon garland!

A brilliant Valentine's Day tablescape featuring pink Japanese ranunculus and red anemones with a balloon garland backdrop.
 
Our Valentine's Day reception featuring colorful dining ware with touches of gold and lush yellow, red, and pink flower arrangements full of peonies and anemones by Winston and Main.

Vibrant pink and yellow reception table arrangements featuring ranunculus, anemones, and peonies by Winston and Main.

How ridiculous are these bold blooms? We used a combo of Japanese ranunculus, anemones, ranunculus, carnations, spray roses, and sweet pea in shades of red, pink, and yellow to create these colorful centerpieces for this beautiful table scape designed by Anything But Gray Events.

Our Valentine's day bride wearing a vibrant pink lace wedding dress and holding a lush bouquet full of bright ranunculus and anemones.

And now back to our bride and her amazing custom made ensemble from Rmine.
It’s actually a jumpsuit!

The lush bridal bouquet featuring vibrant red and pink ranunculus, anemones, and peonies.

And another of that bouquet with the perfect ribbon tails.

Our quirky sweet Valentine's Day couple wearing retro wedding attire to match their vintage getaway car adorned with a lush red and pink garland by Winston and Main.

The quirky peach colored vintage getaway car adorned with a lush vibrant garland of ranunculus, roses, and anemones by Winston and Main.

The cutest getaway car adorned with more blooms!

Vintage Valentine's Day wedding rings paired with vibrant red anemone and pink flower buds.

The groom in a retro white suit and black bowtie, donning a vibrant red and pink groom's boutonniere.

All the bold details, cute bouts, and a beautiful flat lay by Peterson Design Photo.

The retro wedding cake inspired by I Love Lucy.

Yum! Working with Nicole Bakes Cakes is always such a treat!

I Love Lucy inspired photoshoot featuring a pink television and bold bloom by Winston & Main.
 
A little post even realness. Because we all reach a point where finding a glass is just too much work.

A colorful lounge set up featuring bold blooms by Winston & Main.
 
But it’s all okay, because we’re coming home to this lounge.
Aren’t we??

Our quirky sweet couple styled in retro wedding attire to compliment their vintage getaway car a lush red and pink garland to match the vibrant bridal bouquet.

Our vibrant red, yellow, and pink garland adorning the couple's peach vintage getaway car.

The sweet Valentine's Day couple whose wedding florals were inspired by I Love Lucy and designed by Winston and Main.

A colorful Valentine's Day wedding couple pose with their vintage pink car.
 
Vroom! Vroom! Gotta run!
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

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Vendors:
Venue: The Harper / Planning & Design: Anything But Gray Events / Photography: Peterson Design & Photography / Moon Backdrop: Paper Moon Shoppe / Floral Design: Winston & Main / Paper Goods: Roseville Designs / Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes / Balloons: Balloonzilla / Dress: Rmine / Suit: Friar Tux / Ring: Brilliant Earth / Beauty: Beauty by Miss Ruby / Car: Drive Vinty / Lounge & Chairs: Collective Rentals / Specialty Rentals: Party Pieces by Perry / Linens: BBJ Linens / Table Top Rentals: Signature Party Rentals