As a small business owner, it’s easy to be focused on client work and just trying to survive the day to day demands, but taking the time to work ON the business can be a bit more difficult. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a Seattle-based wedding planner who has used “workations” to get more done in her business. Listen in as she talks through the process of working on the business with her industry peers.
About our guest:
Holly Patton Olsen founded Perfectly Posh Events in 2010. Since then, Holly has built up a team of award-winning wedding planners who quickly became known as the go-to-gals in the Seattle and Portland area for stylish and city chic weddings. Holly and her team have received numerous accolades, including being awarded Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best of Awards for “Best Wedding Coordinator” in 2018, “Best Wedding Planner” in 2016, 2015 and 2014, and “Best Overall Wedding Vendor” in 2015, and winning “Best Wedding” in the ILEA Emerald City Applause Awards in 2018.
Having grown up in the Seattle event industry with a family business, Holly was fortunate to attend amazing events that inspired a passion for wedding planning at an early age. After graduating with a degree in Business Manager from Seattle Pacific University, Holly spent over six years working for various companies in the event and wedding industry prior to launching Perfectly Posh Events. Holly brought a vision for creating a collaborative community of wedding planners to the Seattle industry and co-created a “support group” of established wedding planning companies in 2012. This group has developed into a trust based network where planners share calendars to easily refer business to each other, provide honest feedback on vendors, help each other with business issues, and attend regular “workations” together.
Holly adores all things pretty and feminine, is obsessed with anything Kate Spade, and loves any excuse to celebrate with bubbly! When she’s not busy planning weddings, Holly can be found watching Jeopardy with her husband (they’re slightly obsessed and record each episode!), wine tasting with her girlfriends, and cheering on the Seahawks during football season.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Holly’s background and how she went from event industry legacy to small business owner
- How Holly began a group of fellow wedding planners to share information and collaborate
- How the workation process works and what the “rules” are for them
- Holly’s tips for structuring a workation to get the most done
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