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4 things every party planner should know

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4 things every party planner should know

There are so many things I would’ve done differently if I could turn back time. Outsourcing is absolutely one of them (I’m not lazy, but I live for efficiency). When you just start out, you feel overwhelmed by everything you’re responsible for as an entrepreneur. That’s why I’m sharing 4 things every party planner should know!

What you charge is a reflection of your talent

Women generally find it more difficult to charge what they’re worth. I didn’t make that up and to be honest I can totally relate. When I was just starting out and trying to calculate my prices it was very hard to be confident about this. I was more concerned about the financial situation of my clients than my own. Now, years later, I know better. There is so much more to running a business. You can only make a profit if your business is financially healthy.
Your prices reflect the knowledge you have built up as an expert, the work processes you have set up, the products you use. Even as a beginner you know more than your clients, so don’t start out too low.

Outsource services

Outsourcing is life! All the hours you spend on things you don’t really want to do keep you from doing the things you loooove to do. For example, take an intern who helps out, so you can focus on the bigger picture. Or automate certain processes, as simple as an automatic message when you receive an email, or an automated form on your website. This helps to keep your focus and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment

The earlier you start, the sooner you achieve your idea of success. Your concept doesn’t have to be perfect before you send it out into the world. Think about what you can do today to get attention for your party products or services. For example, ask for feedback from potential customers. Let them tell you what they want and why they want it. Keep asking what can be improved. Your first version is never your last version, and certainly not your best version. The sooner you bring your party services to the attention of potential customers, the more likely they are to trust you and help shape your business.

Deal with your fears

I’d be lying if I say I don’t have fears. Believe me, I have enough, but I don’t let them get in the way of what I want to achieve. I work on my business in my own bubble. Don’t look at what others do, only look at your own qualities and ambitions. Every party planner should know that we all have a unique character, our own way of working and our own story to tell. You were not born to be a copy of someone else! Be unapologetic about your style. Of course there are entrepreneurs doing wway better than me. So what? In life you get what is meant for you and it’s up to you to make the best of it. Running your own business is difficult enough, so let go of your fears and enjoy every moment!

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