So I decided to start my event planning company because I love planning events, using my creative skills and really WOWing people. I`ve done events (big and small) since high school as part time jobs, to help friends out or just for fun. But it wasn`t until recently that I realized i could do it as a profession and be successful. I know without a doubt that I could be great at it.
The problem is I didn`t document any of my past projects. I don`t have pictures of the events, client surveys, or testimonials and in many cases don`t even have current contact info for the people involved to ask for those things. At the time i didn`t see the point because it was just for fun. But now that i`m trying to build a business, I know I need to show my prospective clients something to show i`m not just some random girl who like to throw house parties. Especially since I want to break into the corporate event world, companies are often much more discriminating when selecting a planner looking more at costs and prior work than recommendations from acquaintances.
Does anyone have suggestions for ways to build up a portfolio quickly that would appeal to other businesses? I don`t mind starting small and working for pennies or even for free at this point, if i can at least show off some of my talent for it and build my portfolio? I`m open to any ideas.
PS - If any of you SuN folks are in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to throw an event for your business, I`ll gladly offer my services!
Kim Simonds, Chief Eventor
EdgEvents You put it on. We pull it off.