Item description for Start Your Own Event Planning Business: Your Step by Step Guide to Success (Start Your Own Event Planning) by Krista Turner...
Celebrate All the Way to the Bank
Weddings, parades, fairs, graduations, conferences, political rallies, fashion shows, what do they have in common? Answer: Everyone would rather have someone else plan and conduct them. That someone else can be you, if you're a professional event planner who knows how to design an event, find a location, arrange entertainment, plan transportation, and do the myriad things needed to bring it off successfully.
Start Your Own Event Planning Business, part of Entrepreneur magazine's highly regarded Startup Series, provides all the tools you need to start, run, and grow one of today's most profitable businesses. Why should you buy this book?
If you're a highly creative person who likes working with people, event planning is a natural outlet.
With gross profits in the 30-to-40 percent range, you can easily earn $50,000 to $100,000 per year planning and conducting events.
You can specialize in a variety of areas, including commercial, political, civic, social and personal events.
Start Your Own Event Planning Business shows you how to handle everything-conducting market research, choosing a location, financing, buying equipment, finding customers, hiring employees, and much more. It also includes useful sample forms, checklists, and worksheets to guide you through every aspect of the startup process.
If you're good at planning and conducting celebrations, conferences and other events, if you like a flexible schedule, a wide variety of responsibilities and new adventures every week; and you'd like to make a living doing what you enjoy, Start Your Own Event Planning Business is a must-read.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 27, 2004
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
ISBN 1932156844 ISBN13 9781932156843
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Start Your Own Event Planning Business: Your Step by Step Guide to Success (Start Your Own Event Planning)?
Tiny Book, Huge Value Oct 17, 2007
This book is incredibly informitve, yet conscise enough to read in an afternoon. It has targeted, well documented information and succeedes in giving you a good overview of the industry and the steps you need to take to break into it. There are a few editing errors, as mentioned by another reviewer, but the strength of the content overshadows this minor inconvenience. I reference my copy constantly.
Could have been better. . . Jul 1, 2007
This book does have a lot of general information about the event planning industry. It also give the reader a lot of information from industry heavy hitters. This book is unfornately not for a person who is familiar with or has worked in the industry and are looking to branch out on their own. It is also not a strong suit for those interested in staying more on the social side of event planning. Most of the resources and examples (contracts etc.) are geared to those who are planning large scale events where the customer will be giving you all the money to spend as needed. Overall the authors did their best to tackle such a lofty subject in so few pages. I just don't think they were as sucessful as they could have been.
Informative Apr 9, 2007
Informative simply written and easy to understand for the beginner. Has tips, forms and checklists.
Editing Problems Apr 6, 2007
This book is very informative, but some of the information boxes are missing the wording. It cuts off some of the words, so the information is incomplete and makes it hard to follow what is going on.
I want to know who to contact in order to get a better edited copy of this book. I have almost completed reading it, but I would have liked to have received a correctly edited copy of the book that I paid for.
Thank you for listening.
Very Helpful Mar 25, 2006
This book was very helpful to me as someone who really doesn't have any event planning training, but is looking to start. It had light humorous moments which made it more enjoyable to read. I also loved the side comments. All in all, I would say anyone looking to work in this field should read this book. It will come in very handy and you can read it over and over again.