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Insider Tips for Choosing the Best Caterer for your Event

There are more than 150,000 caterers in the United States alone. Figuring out how to choose the best caterer for your event can be challenging. However, knowing some key things to look out for and to ask can make your task easier. The Importance of a Good Caterer Food is the center of nearly every [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|Planning|

Creating Networking Spaces Attendees Will Want to Use

One of the best parts of a conference or event is the ability to network with like-minded people. Some event venues have what seems to be almost natural places to network. Perhaps the lobby has a bar area, or there are couches and chairs scattered in easy-to-access corners around the hotel. However, some spaces are [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|Planning|

How to Create a Memorable Small Business Event

Whether you are hosting a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony before you open the doors of your new small business, or you've been in business for a while and are planning a charity event, there are some things you can do to stand out from the crowd and encourage people to attend your small business [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Planning|

Survive Odd Hours of Event Planning

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, event planners can sometimes work extremely long hours leading up to the event and irregular hours the rest of the time. Anyone who has ever put an event together will tell you it is far more than a full-time job. Fortunately, there are some things you can do [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Planning|

Team Building Activities for Your Event Planning Team

If you want to get your entire event planning team on the same page, the best way to do that is with team building events. Team building events allow participants to understand where each person's strengths are and what that person brings to the table. Good events can also help teach cooperation and even conflict [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Planning|

The Number One Thing You Need at Your Food Event

Food events can range from a collection of food trucks at a car show to a wedding to a restaurant tasting. There are even special events for foodies where chefs from top restaurants come together to show off their skills. Just about any type of food event you might imagine is possible. For the purposes [...]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Planning|

Organize Your Dance Recital with Event Planning Software

Pulling off a dance recital for your studio takes meticulous planning. Not only do you have to cater to the needs of your students and showcase their best work, but there are costumes to order, invitations to send, and outreach to the community at large. A well-planned recital will make current students want to stay [...]

By |November 19th, 2015|Planning|

Event Planning and Emergency Preparedness

Although you may have already taken out some event insurance, do you really have a plan in place for emergency preparedness? A moment of crisis can define just how adept your company is at event planning. Not only should you have a Plan B, but a Plan C and knowledge of everything from evacuation plans [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Planning|

Common Event Planning Myths

Event planners have to juggle many different tasks to put together an event that everyone will enjoy. On top of wearing multiple hats and keeping everything going, sometimes the rumors you've heard about planning an event just aren't true. Myth # 1: Everyone Needs a Tote and a Binder Back in the 1980s and early [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Planning|

Evaluating How Your Event Went and Learning from Mistakes

After the event is over and you've had some time to collect your thoughts, it's a good idea to have one final meeting with your team. This meeting can be used to evaluate how your event went and learn from mistakes. You can also start the wheels turning for next year's event, which will be [...]

By |August 29th, 2015|Planning|