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The Independent Planner’s GuideMeeting Planning

You do it all. As the owner of your own third-party planner business you are the captain of the ship—and the crew. To help you navigate the sometimes rough waters of running your own business, we put together this handy resource guide with tips for everything from marketing and taxes to technology and negotiating. Feel free to bookmark this page as we will continue to update it with new tools for managing and growing your company. Until then, we wish you fair winds, following seas and full agendas.

Events DC Has Created a New Convention and Entertainment DistrictSponsored Content

Any meeting planner knows that attendees come to experience a city as much as they do the conference. Rather than focus on just convention districts and event facilities, destination developers are taking an approach with a much more consumer-savvy lens, focusing not only on space but also on retail and entertainment. Events DC is playing…

Small Wonders: 3 Exciting Hotels for Small GroupsHotels & ResortsNews

There’s plenty of upside to small gatherings. Streamlined itineraries and personal connection are two notable pros, but an abundance of choice may be their single biggest advantage. Meetings of 100 attendees or less carry modest space requirements, affording them access to intimate venues that planners have to pass over for larger events. Read on for…