Post # 1
Hello my wonderful Bees who always give such wonderful helpful advice 🙂
Ok… so I LOVE planning parties… at the moment i’m in the process of planning my works christmas party (which is next friday evening) and my little brother surprise 21st (which is Jan 15th) BOTH I am enjoying planning… even my wedding… it wasn’t bit as some may already know but i enjoyed planning everything for it.I’m also going to organise my 25th party in April too… Hippie style *PEACE MAN* haha
Anyway… for the last few months i’ve had the idea in my head about how awesome it would be to have my own party/wedding planning business but i have no idea where to start or how to go about it.
Oh and by the way…. my works christmas party is going to be off the hook!!! I was only helping last year but this year i’ve been full charge of it 🙂 it’s going to be soooo much better then last year… it’s arabian night themed and i’ve hired belly dancers… which no one knows about… OH YEAH i can’t wait! 🙂
So yeah… basically i would like to know how i would go about starting my own party planning business?
is anyone here a party/wedding planner?
Post # 3
I used to write stories for a business newspaper about small businesses, so I’ve got a bit of advice! First of all, build a portfolio using photos from events you’ve created. You’ll also want to create a website so people can find you.
Before you do that, though, I would go to the nsba.com and get some advice from your local chapter. Only part of a business is actually providing a service. You’re going to have to deal with a lot of taxes and pitfalls that you probably won’t see coming unless you’ve done your research. Most small businesses don’t start turning a profit until a couple years into it, but since your planning biz won’t require too much overhead, you probably won’t deal with a huge loss the first year like most. Good luck!
Post # 4
I would find your local small business coop in your area. They are usually retired execs that volunteer to help guide you throught the process and help you put your business plan together. They have help quit a few friends of mine get their businesses started off in the right directions.
Post # 5
call a corporate attorney…..probably a sole proprietor…and they can help you set up your business and give you practical suggestions on how to get started.
a corporate attorney