Start & Run an Event-Planning Business

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Make money planning events with style and impress your clients — from weddings to meetings! Start & Run an Event Planning Business shows you how to start and run a successful enterprise by planning events of all kinds — from weddings and private parties to corporate events, meetings, conferences, and sporting events. This book will show you not only how to organize events, but also how to run the business. Keeping track of all the many details involved in putting on a successful event is easy when you have the checklists, schedules, tips, and advice of experts. Written in the step-by-step style that has made the Start & Run series the best of its kind, this indispensable guide will help you make any event — and event-planning business — a resounding success.


Cindy Lemaire has been producing events for close to 20 years, and has spent at least half that time operating Lemaire & Co. Event Management. She has worked on a diverse range of events, including producing her own highly successful consumer show, and manageing conferences and full-scale trade shows, one of which she took from inauguration to award-winning event. She was the 1996-1997 president of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the International Special Events Society and currently serves on the board of CSES. Mardi Foster-Walker has owned a corporate gift and promotional products company since 1989. She is a part president of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the International Special Events Society, a past chapter president of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and a founding member of CSES. Foster-Walker is the author of the best-seller, Start & Run a Gift-Basket Business, also published by Self-Counsel Press. Foster Walker Gifts has twice been the recipient of the MPI Corporate Donor of the Year Award, and Foster-Walker is the recipient of the MPI Supplier of the Year Award.