The recipe for winning at business event planning

This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries. In Start Your Own Event Planning Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Cheryl Kimball explain how you can get started in the event planning industry, whether you want to work part- or full-time planning anything from a first-birthday party, bar mitzvah or wedding to political fundraisers and product launches. In this edited excerpt, … [Read more...]

It’s Not A Company Picnic, It’s A Business Event: Tips To Survive

BY Lisa Quast The sun is finally shining brightly and you’ve just been told that your employer has scheduled a picnic for employees and their families. You’re thinking about hot dogs, apple pie, baseball and finally getting to relax with your colleagues. Many people don’t think twice about how they should act at company events, such as a spring or summer picnic. News flash: It’s not just a company picnic – it’s a “business” event. If you’ve never thought about it this way, then I’m … [Read more...]

How is Your Office Space Etiquette?

We recently invited image consultant, Nicole Schwartz to be keynote speaker at one of our weekly Lunch and Learn seminars at the Rostie Group. Her presentation was entitled "How to Make Friends Quickly and Influence People". While many rules of etiquette appear to be 'common sense' there are many things that aren't as obvious or that we just haven't thought of because of the level of comfort some of us are accustomed to, even in a professional environment. Here is Nicole's presentation on … [Read more...]