You’ve started your new franchise, and are now a proud and very busy business owner. While it hasn’t been easy, and you’ve had to find a work/life/family balance to make it all work. That way, you’re happy and your business is profitable. So it’s time to host some management events!
Now that you have quite a few employees, it’s the best time to host your first corporate event. However, you might not be quite sure how to set it up without sacrificing time at work, with family, and other social activities/obligations. Corporate management events are great for building team spirit and increasing employee morale, so it’s worth the time and effort it takes to pull it off.
In this blog post, you will find a few tips to help you plan your very first corporate event with ease, and very little stress to boot.
Management Events: Planning Your Very First Corporate Event? Here’s How
When you first start your business, you have to focus on really getting it off the ground. But, once it’s up and running, you get to start celebrating your milestones with your employees. That’s when it’s time for some management events to get some team building going. Below are some tips on how to get started on your first corporate event.
Get All Your Information in One Place
The first thing you want to do is gather all of your information in one place. That means answering the following questions, then gathering everything related to those questions and keeping it in a binder or an online document for easy access.
- What are your goals for this event?
- Why are you having this event?
- What do you want the vibe to be? (casual, semi-formal, laid back, formal)
- What is your budget for this event?
- What time do you want the event to start and how much is it going to last, roughly?
- How many people do you think will show up, realistically?
- What would your guests like to see at this event? What benefit can it bring them?
There are quite a few more questions to ask yourself before you begin planning your corporate event, but these will get you headed in the right direction.
Arrange for Food for the Event Early
Food is going to be a very important part of your event. The type of food and the quality can make or break your event before it even gets off the ground. The best way to handle the food and make sure it’s the best quality possible is by hiring one of the best catering companies in Los Angeles (or wherever you live) to handle catering the event for you. Make sure that you plan in advance, so there are no surprises on the day of the event to derail you or your goals.
Choose a Unique Venue
Whether it’s a conference venue or just a fun night out for yourself and your staff, choosing a unique venue is one of the keys to your success. It’s important to take a tour of many different venues before you decide which will be the best for your team. Consider things, such as:
- how many people the venue can hold
- what type of services they offer for corporate events
- price they charge for the venue and services offered
You don’t want to go over the budget you’ve set yourself, that’s most important.
Set a Budget
While you might want to give your team the best event of their lives, it’s important to set a budget from the beginning and to do your very best to stick to it. This means keeping an eye on the vendors you hire for the event and watching for hidden costs on their final bills and more.
Remember, you want the event to be fun, but you don’t want to break the bank, or your business, making it that way.
These are just a few of the best tips out there for helping you plan your first corporate event. Remember, the organization is key, and the rest will take care of itself. Also, don’t forget to have fun while doing it!
Are you ready to plan your first corporate event?
AUTHOR LaTia Longuemire
My name is LaTia Longuemire. I enjoy writing, singing, and cooking in my spare time. My passion is helping others. At this stage in my lifetime, I'm primarily focused on my children. They are everything that keeps my world spinning.