Do you have a knack for organizing things!? Do you know how to put things together to create spectacular visual effects!? If your answers is yes then why not monetize your skills by creating a business out of them. It could actually be a fun, lucrative way of doing what you are good and gifted at. Think about it, you could actually start an events planning,organization or management business, organizing functions.
If this interests you then continue reading to find out how to start up a profitable event planning and decorating business.
Learn all there is to learn about decorating as a business: Organizing functions/events for fun is one thing and doing it as a business is another thing all together. It’s good you have the skills to organize and plan events but you will also need other skills like communication skills, project management skills, time management skills and marketing skills among others if you are to successfully turn your skill into a successful full-time business. You should be able to express and explain yourself and plans to clients and the people with whom you are working (employees).
Choose a niche: There many types of events and functions to plan,organize and decorate from weddings, to conferences, to cooperate events, festivals, traditional functions, social functions and birthdays to political functions to name but a few. Choosing a particular niche enables you to personalize your services and target clientèle. It also helps bring the best out of you since you will be doing what you are best designed to do.
Startup Capital: It’s important to have some money put a side to be able to formalize your business, buy a few decor like flowers, candles, table linens, table covers and chair covers, get working place, invest in marketing (business cards, fliers, SMS marketing and social media) among other things.
Find Partners: As a new player in the decorating field it’s important to get a few partners with whom you can work to make an event a success. You should know some one who makes cakes, some one with good catering services, good music and public address systems and some one with good event MCing skills since its hard to put up all these things individually to pull off a successful event.
Have a good team: Make sure you have a good team to help you coordinate the various aspects of event organization and business growth. Besides the team that helps put the events together you will need marketers, some one to handle the money, some one to manage the business aspect of the business. This could cost you in the beginning but this whole organization will help grow your business long term.
Have a portfolio: last but not least have a portfolio to present to possible clients to be able to seal new deals. Clients always want proof of ability to deliver/perform so have a portfolio in hand that shows previous works, client reviews, agreements and anything else that could help make convincing a client to take up you service easier.
That said, make sure you are determined to make this a success. Success is not an over night thing so make sure you are ready to go the whole nine yards to be able to make your event management,decorating and planing a success. With that all I can do is wish you all the best in your new venture and should you need professional and expert help starting up, running and growing your new business feel FREE to reach out. Will be happy to help.
Jaluum Herberts Luwizza is writer,speaker and business consultant with YOUNG TREP East Africa’s No Business Management and Consultancy firm that helps people start and grow profitable businesses.