Getting Your Corporate Event Planning Checklist In Order
We've compiled a few resources to help you get your corporate event checklist in order. From budget to clean up start here.
Budget. There are plenty of free resources out there to help you plan your event budget. For example, Evite.com has a party budget estimator tool that is free to use, you just need to register on their website. Depending on the size and scale of your event, you may want to consider using more sophisticated event planning software such as SocialTables.
Location. The corporate event space is one of the most important components to your party. It needs to be just right. At EventUp, we’re here to help you get the best venue for your corporate event at the best price. We have thousands of event venues across the country to pick from and get free quotes.
Sponsorship. If you are a non-profit organization or other type of small business and are looking for a larger corporation to help sponsor your event, look no further than IEG - the global authority on sponsorship and the leading provider of sponsorship consulting, analytics, measurement, valuation, research, and more. Their website http://www.sponsorship.com has tons of information and resources to help you find the perfect sponsor for your event.
Marketing. Hire professional marketing help for your corporate event. Whether you want to choose a local agency or a more well-known, national agency is up to you. The bottom line is you will want someone who knows what they are doing to accomplish your event marketing goals while staying within your budget. Some good resources to check out are Plan Ahead Events as well as Nth Degree.
Invitations. The bigger your event, the nicer you want the invitations to be. If you have sponsors and several VIP guests in attendance, it's best to splurge on the invitations. After all, first impressions are everything and the invitation is typically the first element your guests will see regarding your corporate event. Consider getting professional help from a consultant on this project. A great website to check out is InvitationConsultants.com - they even have a unique section designated for corporate invitations here - http://www.invitationconsultants.com/corporate-invitations.
Food Vendors. Localcatering.com is a high-quality directory of nationwide catering companies. They also help you find DJs and entertainers, florists, limos and more. Simply choose your desired service, fill out the corresponding form and get matched with service providers in your area. Check out the website here: www.localcatering.com
Cleaning. If you're renting out a large event space for your corporate party, you need to think about the tear-down process at the end of the event. Who is going to clean up afterwards? There are tons of local cleaning crews who can usually come out last minute and clean. Also, for large-scale events there are commercial cleaning services such as Jani King; they can give you a quote for their services to help you plan your budget accordingly.