How to Build Your Event Planning Portfolio

Building your event planning portfolio is an important step toward getting more clients and higher budget events. There are 8 things to include in your portfolio to have the ultimate professional look to show clients. Watch this video for an overview of the steps and read below for more details: A portfolio is an important…

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How to Find Great Vendors

Last Updated: January 17, 2017 If you are new to the world of event planning and organization, you probably look at vendors as being less important than the event organizer. In reality, you should treat vendors more like partners, as they can be the ones who make or break your efforts to succeed as an…

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How To Deal With Event No-Shows

When organizing an event, no-shows are a major concern. Not only can they affect the overall budget but can decrease profits as well. Statistics in this article, reveal that there is a ten percent no-show rate for paid events and a fifty percent no-show rate for events that are free of charge. The best way…

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7 Elements that Make for a Great Corporate Party

Creating a fabulous corporate party that will keep your guests raving requires planning and resourceful use of vendors and products. Many companies are turning towards corporate parties to network and build customer relationships. According to this study the meeting industry contributes an astounding $106 billion to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). With the influx of…

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Components of a Successful Business Plan

Write out your business goals, reasons they are attainable and your plan for reaching them! This is what a business plan is. As someone who is about to start a business (you), I recommend you do this even if it is on one page. By formulating a step-by-step process to follow, your new venture will…

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How to Find an Event Planning Job (5 Tips)

While finding a job can be difficult at times, it is important that you stay persistent and keep submitting resumes.  If you start to get discouraged with your search, take extra time to analyze your resume and make sure you are submitting the best possible applications.  Sometimes employers require very specific application procedures so be…

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How to Volunteer as an Event Planner

In order to secure a paid position as an event planner, it helps to have as much real world experience as possible.  If you have never planned a professional event yourself, volunteering your time and services is a great way to gain real world event planning experience.     Check with Local Charities Local charities…

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Event Planner Mindy Weiss Plans Jessica Simpson Baby Shower

Celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss organized a baby shower on Sunday for mother-to-be Jessica Simpson. The baby shower took place in Los Angeles and had fellow celebrities Jessica Alba, sister Ashlee Simpson, and Ellen Pompeo in attendance. Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson are expecting a baby girl and are expected to name her Maxwell,…

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Most Expensive Bar Tab Racked Up at Liverpool Club “PlayGround”

A hedge fund trader at the Liverpool nightclub PlayGround might have racked up the largest bar tab ever this past weekend. How much you’re wondering? $323,483. Helping the tab was the purchase of the word’s priciest bottle of champagne (a 30 litre double size bottle of Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac Midas) which runs about…

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Nelly, LMFAO, Kate Gosselin Headline Las Vegas Event

Affiliate Summit West 2012, an event for internet marketers, concluded a three day mixture of informative seminar sessions, booth exhibits and fun performances by Nelly, LMFAO and Tiesto. The three day event was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from January 8th through January 10th. It is organized each year by Shawn Collins and…

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