G & K Event Rental - September 2019

G & K’s Vintage Rental Collection Supplying Great Items for Your Every Need

PROVIDING FOODAND ENTERTAINMENT Now that you’ve chosen your era, it’s time to look at the more delicious side of things. One of the most important items to include at any party is the food. Look for different recipes that would fit in the era of your event. Try creating easy-to- eat finger foods, such as cucumber sandwiches, miniature royal fruitcakes, and fun cocktails for your guests to enjoy. HOWG&K CANHELP If you’re looking to brighten your event with vintage accessories, furniture, lighting, or anything else, G & K Rentals is here for you. Our vintage rental collection has everything your party may need, including antique silver teapots, vintage lantern sets, Victorian furniture, archways, and even crystal chandeliers. For more information about our Vintage Rental Collection, you can visit our website at GKRental.com or call our office at (507) 625-3238.

On Sept. 20, the movie continuation of the hit TV series “Downton Abbey” will be released. Set in the 1920s, the gorgeous film shows the stunning Highclere Castle in Yorkshire, England, in its glory days, with accurately dressed cast members and a love for all things vintage. With thousands of people eagerly anticipating this movie, it can be hard not to get caught up in the excitement. With this popular film on the horizon, it’s a perfect opportunity to start thinking about throwing your very own vintage party. Here are a few things to keep in mind. PICK YOUR ERA Whether you decide to throw a ‘20s, ‘40s, or ‘50s gala, it’s important to know what era you want to depict. Once you’ve decided which decade you would like to portray, do a little research on that time. Look up different articles of clothing, find out what decorations would work, and, of course, encourage your guests to come looking the part. As entrepreneurs scale their businesses, there is a lot to focus on: hiring the right staff, creating the most effective marketing strategies, and setting up efficient operations. With so much to do, it’s easy to lose sight of your initial vision for your company. If you’re stuck in a rut, know that you’re not alone. Plenty of the most successful entrepreneurs have endured the same struggles and, with a little ambition and a lot of creativity, came out on top. Take Henry Ford, for example. Henry Ford made the automobile accessible and appealing for the common citizen. This ignited interest in the market from consumers and manufacturers alike, which led to innovations like air conditioning and other appliances we can’t imagine living without today. There were some key factors that played into his success, and, if you apply them to your own journey, you could gain a new perspective and be inspired to create and innovate in your industry. CONSUMER-FOCUSED Ford realized cars were unreliable and unaffordable to most and set out to change that. After developing the first moving assembly line, Ford lowered the price of cars and Reignite Your Passion Lessons in Innovation From Henry Ford

made them accessible for people outside the upper class for the first time. As long as you keep the consumer and their needs in mind, you’ll find ways to make their experience better and increase your success. SMALL CHANGES, BIG IMPACT Unlike many companies today who sacrifice quality for quantity, Ford found ways to focus on both. He looked at how cars were actually made and found that, if he could build more cars within a certain time frame, he could pay less per car, per worker. Thus, the moving assembly line was born. When looking for ways to innovate in your industry, rethinking even the smallest, simplest details can make a huge difference for your business. You may not be able to reinvent the wheel, but who said you couldn’t reinvent the brake pads? Henry Ford may have changed the automobile industry forever, but you don’t have to go to such lengths to innovate in your own. The next time you find yourself uninspired or stagnant, look to those who made your industry what it is today. You might just find the inspiration you’ve been searching for.

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