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How to Pinch Pennies for Your Event Budget

If you're planning your very first event, or you are on a tight event budget, the costs may seem almost insurmountable. However, you can start small, cut costs where you can, and still put on an amazing event. The first step to working with a small budget is to write out your budget and stick [...]

By |August 5th, 2017|Planning|

Put on a Dance Event and They Will Come – But You Have to Make Them Want to

Most dance studio owners know the importance of showcasing their business through recitals and other dance events. There’s nothing more satisfying that witnessing the advancement of talent and skills of your students. Second in satisfaction is perhaps the reaction of their parents. The end-of-the-dance-year recital is a culmination of hard work and dedication. While it [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Planning|

How to Prepare Your Event Speakers Before the Big Day

You've spent months choosing the perfect event speakers, promoting those speakers to your attendees and potential attendees, and ensuring they have everything they need to lead a memorable workshop. One area you might not have visited yet is prepping these event speakers before the big day. It sounds simple, but it is a step that [...]

By |July 28th, 2017|Planning|

Top 3 Ways to Come Up with Ideas for Your Cooking Class Blog

Coming up with fresh ideas for your cooking class blog doesn’t need to be difficult. There are countless ways to jump-start themes and find inspiration for unique and fun topics. Brainstorming Sessions for Your Cooking Class Blog If you have a business partner, the two of you can brainstorm ideas. If it’s just you, then [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Promotion|

Plan Paint and Sip Fundraising Events

A paint and sip event makes a great fundraiser. Some aspects of paint and sip fundraising events are quite different from a typical for profit event. Tips for Paint and Sip Fundraising Events There are some things that will be the same regardless if your event is for a non-profit or for-profit. These include: Encouraging [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Planning|

What You Can Learn from Event Statistics

Taking a look at the event statistics from event to event can help you learn a lot about what works and what doesn't work for your attendees. Your goal, over time, should be to improve your events so that attendees stay satisfied with what you have to offer. Not only should the same people come [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Development|

How to Spot a Horrible Event Venue and Avoid It

Choosing the right event venue can make or break your event. One of the first things you want to do is eliminate possible problematic and even horrible venues. Watch for red flags that immediately alert you to issues you might encounter. There are others tells that might be too subtle for you to catch. Signs [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Planning|

What Is a Hybrid Event and How to Make It Successful

A hybrid event caters to two groups of attendees. The first group is made up of those who physically attend your event. The second group is virtual attendees who participate online, such as Facebook Live. Value of Hybrid Events The added value of hybrid events to your company is two-fold. The first is the obvious [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Planning|

Top 10 Things You Need at Your Event Registration

You've spent months on end planning for your upcoming event. You've likely thought through where you want to locate the registration tables, how to best check people in, and all the finer points of getting everyone from Point A to Point B during event registration. However, there are dozens of little things that will happen [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|Planning|

How to Increase Pre-Registration for Your Event

Pre-Registration is vital to the success of any event. Online registration offers you one of the best ways to achieve this goal. There are several techniques you can incorporate in your event promotional efforts to increase pre-registration. Use Mnemonics for Event Name Getting people to remember your event is often a challenge. If they can’t [...]

By |June 30th, 2017|Planning|