Setting up a Customer Advisory Board

Setting up a Customer Advisory Board

Think you're too small for a Customer Advisory Board (CAB)? Think again. Think CABs are for those big corporate dinosaurs? Well, think again... again. Now that we've gotten that cleared up, let's actually consider why a CAB is important for your business, no matter your size or structure, and how it will help your team become even more successful:

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Don't Sweat Halloween | Planning Tips to Inspire Your Next Event

Don't Sweat Halloween | Planning Tips to Inspire Your Next Event

With each passing year, I see more and more friends falling out of love with my favorite holiday, Halloween. What once was a cherished day, an excuse to eat as many mini-chocolate bars as possible, and dress like our parents' worst nightmare, has become more of a stress than anything else. The pressure for the perfect costume is high and the quest to find a party, even more challenging. But so long as there is a party... 

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Planning Your Company Holiday Party

It’s Not Too Late to Start Planning Your Company Holiday Party

Summer is really over. It’s true, it happened. Even crazier, it’s already October. The days are getting shorter, apples are all over the place, and the temperatures are on the decline and while the last thing on your mind is the holiday season, the holidays are coming. That means you should be in the midst of planning your company holiday party… but if you’re not, because there are a million other things going on, there is still time to plan something special your employees will be sure to appreciate. Here are some ideas to get you started, no matter your group size or budget:Write here...

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Congrats, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Congrats, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Good news is you don’t have to do anything immediately and you should focus on enjoying this time in your life. Being engaged is fun, you get to say fiancé a lot and awkwardly, and people want to celebrate you and the new journey you’re about to embark on. But like most people, you eventually start to get antsy and want to kick off the planning. So where do you begin? There’s a million little details that go into putting together your wedding and they can quickly become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you think of your planning in few key steps:

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Planning a Wedding (Real Talk)

Planning a Wedding (Real Talk)

The planning process can be summed up in one word -- stressful. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my wedding. It was everything I wanted it to be, surrounded by our closest friends and family. The part leading up to that wedding week, however, was one of the most hectic years of my life. The friend who keeps reminding you “but this is the best time of your life!” is living a lie and you should tell her to beat it. That kind of optimism is unnecessary when you’re staring down 10 months of invites, plate settings, flowers, guests… But it really is worth it, stupidly annoying at times, but the best week ever, and as long as you stay organized and don't sweat the small stuff, you're going to do great.

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Aaaaand... We're Live!

Aaaaand... We're Live!

After months of planning and plotting, we are incredibly delighted to announce Events by Maple, our event planning and consulting business! Maple provides full service event consulting made to fit your budget. With more than 10 years combined of experience in the tech space, our passion is helping startups and small businesses grow and increase their reach through effective event marketing...but we can also throw a mean dinner party that'll have your guests wondering how you pulled it off so flawlessly given everything else you have going on! 

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