You’re a new business on the scene and the one thing that you need to stand out from the crowd is a great, big hello!
You need to integrate yourself as a part of the community, get your name into the local press and introduce yourself as a new business in the local area.
The best way to get that across is by planning a corporate event that will blow the socks off of everyone in the nearby business community.
The problem? You have zero experience in planning a corporate event. You have no idea where to get started and you aren’t feeling confident that you will be able to make good choices for your business.
So, what do you do? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to have a degree in event planning to know the pieces of a memorable party.
All you need is to work with your team to pull everything together, from the venue to the entertainment to the corporate caterers that are going to serve up a feast on your big event day.
You need to don your event planner badge and start as you mean to go on: with success in mind. With the five tips below, you’ll find that success without a shadow of a doubt.
Get Your Whiteboard On. If you don’t have a whiteboard and markers, you need to get some. The key to a smooth-running event is organisation and a whiteboard can help you to keep track of everything that you need to do from the start to the end of the event. The visual can help to remind you what you have and haven’t done.
Decide The Budget. Every event needs a budget to work with to be successful and once you know what you can afford, you can start to pull your whiteboard plans together.
Pick The Venue. What kind of message do you want to send to people? Do you want to prove yourself as a big player in the professional market, or are you happy with a 1980s themed bash with plenty of colour and fun? Either way, you need to check whether you can find a venue that will accommodate the theme of your event.
All About The Invites. You can really get creative here. Choose to outsource the design of your invitations to a professional company, or you could choose to design them yourself. Either way, you can theme them and make them look utterly incredible for your business to stand out.
Reminder, Reminder. Just before the event, make sure to confirm with all the guests and their assistants that they are attending the event. Most of the time, invitations go out fairly early, so it’s always a good idea to double check attendance and ensure that people still want to be a part of your event.
Your event can go off without a hitch; all you need to do is stay organised and upbeat!