A flawlessly planned event such as a company dinner, board meeting, workshop or seminar can mean new business, reinforce old business and boost morale throughout the company—even if the company is a mere few people. But, to pull off one without a hitch, you need to know where to begin. Perhaps the thought of executing a successful event is even more challenging than hosting the event itself. Fear not business leaders! You too can be an event maven in no time flat! Read on to learn how.s
Getting Started: Event Planning 101
The first step is to identify the crucial elements. What is the budget? What sort of experience/learning do you want the audience to leave with? What’s the overall goal in mind? Once you have established the basics, make sure they’re at the core of every decision in the planning process. It’s important you share the goals with key stakeholders too so they can also make sound decisions on your behalf along the way.
Next Up: Picking the Perfect Event Venue Location
After those basics are determined, an online tool such as Snappening, can help you focus on the critical factors in determining what event venue is exactly right for your event. And, as you know, the location can be paramount to the success of your corporate event. You can search by venue type, event size, location, catering preference, pricing, or opt for an advanced search to look at multiple planning factors at one time. The site also allows business owners to make contact with a plethora of venues at once, saving the normal user about 4 – 8 hours of search time. (And, we know, time is money!)
Bring in the Big Guns? Hiring Professional Event Planners
You may be reading this thinking about your business and the time it will take you to figure this out, versus hiring professionals. And then the next big question comes to mind – how do I even begin to consider hiring trained event professionals? Reaching out to a local event planning company can certainly save you time and stress, and if done properly, the planner should be able to save your budget to offset his or her fees. (Let me say that again: A great planner should not break your bank, rather they should help you stay within your budget!) It can be intimidating to organize and plan an entire event without existing knowledge of the industry, and professional support from an event planner can help alleviate some of the burden. With Snappening you can search to find the exact event planner to fit your needs. You can search by specific event experience, planning experience or price.
By assisting with venue selection and setting you up with the perfect even planner for your meeting or seminar, Snappening can be your business’ best friend. It's quick, it's easy and can be an incredibly helpful tool to ensure a successful event. It's Event Planning, in a Snap! It's Snappening!