The Essential Event Planning Kit

The Essential Event Planning Kit

Eleven easy-to-use, freely reproducible forms and simple instructions -- developed by a former US diplomat with professional protocol experience --account for every activity, keep track of every detail, visualise every moment, and plan every detail to create a memorable and successful function -- on time, without stress and within budget.

The Definitive Southern California Diet

What Really Works, What Usually Doesn't, and Why It Matters

The Definitive Southern California Diet

Practical ways to achieve weight control by developing new habits, new techniques, and a new outlook involving food intake that recognises the difficulties of counting calories or calculating carbohydrate consumption, that shows how adopting simple lifestyle changes can help control weight and improve health, and that accounts for the imperatives of personal taste and the inevitable changes wrought by ageing, all the while advocating a relaxed, more casual approach to dieting to achieve the best results for the most people over the longest period of time.

Civility

How It Fosters Better Communities

Civility

After Grandparenting and Corruption, this is the third in a trilogy of books on how to make better communities in which business and citizens alike can prosper. It deals with techniques for achieving a greater degree of respect and trust among strangers in public settings.

Corruption

How to Deal with Its Impact on Business and Society

Corruption

While corruption is most noticeable in government agencies and among business entities, it also occurs in religious organizations, nonprofit groups, sports teams, and individual families. Because corrupt behavior is not restricted to illegal activities alone, it can impact the fair and efficient operation of society whenever rules are broken, boundaries are trespassed, and standards are lowered. Although it is unlikely that any society will ever be successful in totally preventing corruption, there are steps that can be taken to control its impact and restrict its spreadand more checkpoints, additional guards, and increased openness are not among them.

Event Planning Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Event Planning Business

The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, learn everything you need to know to become a successful event planner. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: • Essential industry-specific startup essentials including industry trends, best practices, important resources, possible pitfalls, marketing musts, and more • Entrepreneur Editors’ Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years • Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry • Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists • Entrepreneur‘s Startup Resource Kit (downloadable) More about Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

How to Start a Home-based Event Planning Business

How to Start a Home-based Event Planning Business

Are you passionate about planning events? Have you ever wanted to be your own boss and set your own schedule while pursuing something you enjoy? Now you can make your dreams a reality. Using plain language and easy-to-follow worksheets, Jill Moran takes you through every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based event planning business. She shares her professional experience and expert advice on everything from estimating start-up costs and finding clients to planning and executing weddings, parties, corporate events, fund-raisers, and more! Whether you're just starting to explore your options or are an event planning wizard looking to be your own boss, this guide can help you establish and build your own successful home-based business. Includes: Sample Cash Flow Projections Sample Business Plan Sample Event Budgets Sample Event Production Schedules Contract Essentials and Event Ethics The Event Tool Kit

Confessions of an Event Planner

Case Studies from the Real World of Events--How to Handle the Unexpected and How to Be a Master of Discretion

Confessions of an Event Planner

For anyone planning events—student, novice, or experienced professional—Confessions of an Event Planner is an “apprenticeship in a book.” This insider’s guide takes you on a narrative journey, following a fictional event planning company that stages various types of events around the world for many different clients. While other books, college courses, and training programs give you the theory and how-to of the profession, Confessions of an Event Planner reveals the real world of event planning and what can happen—usually the unexpected—on an event program when actual participants are added to the event planning design and execution mix. In a climate of media scrutiny and corporate scandals, event planners must be masters of discretion, knowing how to avoid and deal with everything from sexual romps to financial shenanigans, to chainsaw wielding salesmen dead set on “re-landscaping” the grounds of the resort they’re staying at. From an event planner who’s seen it all and knows how to deal with it all, comes practical first-hand advice delivered in an entertaining and accessible format. Each chapter is set in a unique location, with a cast of characters, and a host of challenges and problems to overcome—from the boardroom to the resort guest bedrooms. Readers learn what they can come up against, how to problem solve creatively on the fly, get ideas for staging spectacular events, and see the principles of event planning in action. The scenario in each chapter is introduced by an outline of what will be covered in the chapter, and each chapter concludes with a series of review questions to explore key issues and stimulate reflection or discussion for individuals or groups. Ideal as a companion to Judy Allen’s six other event planning books, as a textbook in event planning courses, or as a professional training tool Confessions of an Event Planner prepares planners for what they can expect once they start working in the world of corporate and social event planning, and will help decision-makers set company policies, procedures and protocol and promote discussion about codes of conduct in the office and offsite.