The following are tools, templates, books, conferences and tech programs that I've found useful as an event planner and currently use to improve my daily processes. This resource list will be updated as new tools are discovered so I recommend bookmarking or downloading the resources listed on this page for your convenience.
FREE GUIDES & WORKBOOKS
Determining your pricing structure, particularly when you are just starting out, can be quite difficult. This free workbook will take you step by step through the process of calculating and determining the best rate for your event and wedding planning service.
In this worksheet you will learn how to identify your ideal customers, create a client avatar for your brand, focus your business for high-end luxury clients and ultimately increase your event planning business growth by learning more about your clients.
Finding clients for your event planning business can be difficult. In this list I share over 140 event and wedding planning websites and blogs where you can list your event planning services to increase your client list dramatically.
One way to ensure success in your event planning business is to identify your niche market. Do not make the common mistake of trying to serve everyone. This free workbook shows you the process of identifying and selecting a niche for your business.
EVENT PLANNING CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
- Meeting Planner's International - World Education Congress
- The Special Event Conference
- International Live Events Association (ILEA) Live
- Wedding Pro Convention
- Catersource Conference
- PCMA Education Conference
- VenueConnect Annual Conference & Tradeshow
- The Event Planner Expo
- IMEX America
RECOMMENDED EVENT PLANNING TOOLS & APPS
Eventbrite: If you are looking for a reasonably priced registration management system Eventbrite is the one. The program is extremely user-friendly and setting up an event is a breeze for event organizers.
Use Event Temple to automate all your follow ups and prospecting so you can sell more deals and book more event planning clients with ease.
Aisle Planner is a cloud-based solution for wedding planners, enabling them to more efficiently organize events and collaborate with clients, vendors and venues in a streamlined, time saving program.
Canva makes design simple for everyone. If you do not have the money to hire a graphic designer and no access to a design program such as photoshop, Canva is for you. Create branding graphics, invitations, posters & more.
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