Corporate Confidence: A Grandiose Guide to Business Events

Corporate Confidence: A Grandiose Guide to Business Event

The following article is a guest post.

Planning a corporate or business event can be a fraught experience if you have either never done it before, or if you are struggling with a particularly tough event.

We know that there is a lot to do, a lot to think about a whole lot to make sure you have taken care of properly. The last thing you want to do is to get to the night of the event and realise you have forgotten something!

In order to help you run the best business event ever, we have brought together a list of how to go about planning and executing your next shindig. These business event tips have been brought to you by the legends at Taj MaTruck catering, who make running every occasion – corporate or personal – as smooth as can be.

Know the purpose of your business event.

Too often a business or company will decide to throw an event which has the purpose of generating sales, but then they’ll run the event as if it were for an entirely different thing.

If you know what you are trying to achieve you’ll find it a great deal easier to measure your success. Perhaps you’re trying to attract more employees, or perhaps you’re looking to raise awareness of a new product.

Whatever it is, this needs to be abundantly clear to all who attend.

As people we want to understand things, and we want to know the ‘why’ behind everything.

Give your attendees the biggest answer and make it abundantly clear what you’re trying to achieve so that they can then spend their attention and time dedicated to what you want.

Plan your event.

Once you know why you’re throwing your event, you need to then plan the ‘how’ and this comes down to many things, from the event venue, through to the food, the entertainment and anything else related to how you’re going to throw your event. You need to have a plan written down and the various people responsible for each element of your event accountable for certain things.

That way you don’t miss anything and it saves you scrambling around for a whiteboard on the night of your event because someone from accounts forgot to bring it!

With your checklist and event plan you can check if that person has brought the whiteboard the requisite two hours before the event has started, and then source a replacement if she hasn’t done her duty.

Delegate.

As we kind of mentioned above, you need to make sure you’re not taking everything on yourself and that you are spreading out the responsibility among your team or staff. Sure, it’s important to have someone in charge, and if that’s you, then no problem, but make sure that the responsibility for the event is shared among many people. Have them all accountable and then budget time for each person to do their job.

Talk to each other.

You need to be talking to the caterers who need to be talking to the AV people who need to be talking to the keynote speaker – and everyone needs to be talking to the event organiser.

For a successful event to come together, everything needs to be done as it should be. To ensure this, appoint a key organiser and make sure that there’s an email or communication method that covers all bases.

Follow up.

Many events are held to get more customers.

You want to plan for this and follow up with the people who attend your event. If your attendees have only submitted their emails as confirmation of their attendance, then you need to email them and lock them in to attend. If they have given their phone number with their details then guess what? Give them a call!

Get your next event happening with awesome catering, entertainment and a killer location, and then sit back and enjoy the increase in business or brand that is sure to come when a well-executed event takes place.

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5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

Every day we hear about brilliant minds who have made their first million before the age of 25. There are even businessmen who reach success and experience the advantages of self-employment before they turn 21. This influx of young gifted entrepreneurs makes you think there is no room for startupers over a certain age in any industry. But is it really the case?

Seasoned business analytics and researchers say there is no ideal age to start a business. You can be a successful entrepreneur fresh out of high school, but it’s also not uncommon for people in their 40s to finally find their entrepreneurial path. However, 20s and 30s remain the most popular age for starting a business, and that’s what we’ll focus on today.

Why Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

1. Risk-taking

The importance of taking risks and accepting the outcome of your decision doesn’t need any explanation for entrepreneurs. As a startup founder, you will face risks every day, and this is where a person with more business expertise can encounter their first difficulties.

When someone is over 40, they’ve likely already taken big risks and failed. It means that they’ll be much less inclined to do it again. This is how older businessmen think they avoid complications, but that is also how they miss opportunities.

People in their 20s and 30s normally don’t have that kind of experience. They understandably have qualms about risk-taking. However, in the end, they usually decide to make a risky move, and there is a very good chance the risk will pay off.

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2. Knowledge

Those who launch their business after 40, usually have certain business experiences under their belt. They may have taken part in starting their own business or witnessed the birth of a business of a friend or coworker.

When you’re in your 20s or 30s, you may not have the same real-life knowledge of how businesses begin. Nevertheless, you have something much more important: the knowledge and skills you received at college.

The importance of college education for launching a prospering business is often overlooked. Yet there are essential things you can only learn in college, and that’s exactly the foundation you need for building a viable business.

3. Responsibilities

By the time they are 40, people accumulate a lot of financial responsibilities. Families, mortgages, car payments, and medical expenses not only eat up a large part of your budget but also make you much less flexible.

It’s a popular thought that businessmen in their 20s and 30s have nothing to lose. That may not be completely true, as some people start families when they’re fairly young. However, when you’re under 40, you have more freedom for making choices.

If you’re a forty-something father of three, your business decisions will be dictated by the risks you’re able to take. Young people have fewer things restricting them from making bold decisions and, ultimately, succeeding.

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4. Resilience

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If there is one thing experienced entrepreneurs would like every beginner to know, it’s that launching a business will be a journey filled with ups and downs. If you look at business success stories, you’ll see that each of them comes with their share of failures.

Impressionable young businessmen don’t react great to failures. Their initial reaction can differ, but it always includes disappointment, resentment, and even a desire to quit. If they’re lucky, their support system won’t let them quit. If they’re not, then the days of their startup are numbered.

It’s a different story with people in their late 20s and 30s. They arrive at the starting point of their business with an understanding that failures are bound to happen. It doesn’t mean that they’re completely immune to failures, but they are guaranteed to have a more mature reaction.

5. Technology

Technology is a vital part of launching a startup these days. There are thousands of businesses that only exist online. Even if your business is completely offline, technology can still be a valuable aid in the business development.

People over 40 may understand the importance of using technology in their business. They may even move their business online or take successful steps to foray into the digital world.

However, they will never have the understanding of technology of a 28-year-old.

Today’s 30-year-olds are not only fully familiar with technology – many of them are actually digital natives. These people have spent most of their lives with the digital world being an essential aspect of living. That is why technology-skilled young entrepreneurs are the future of business.

Conclusion

According to those who have a multi-faceted experience in business, starting a business at any age has its challenges. Entrepreneurs that are 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old have their strong suits and weaknesses. However, there are many reasons why the age between 20 and 40 is the golden age for launching a business. Take risks, learn as you go, use your forte, don’t let anything distract you, and soon your name can be part of the world business hall of fame!

About The Author

Christine Acosta is a content manager at App Reviews. She specializes in digital marketing and content creation. Christine is also passionate about startups and business development. She uses her degree from the Florida Institute of Technology to offer sound advice to those who launch their own business.

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