Posted: December 5, 2017
Working with a small event budget doesn’t mean you have to cut corners. Follow these tips from the Vicki Johnson & Associates team to help take advantage of limited resources and throw an amazing special event, regardless of the size of your event budget.
Hire an Event Professional
While it may seem counterintuitive to spend money on an event planner when you’re already dealing with a limited budget, hiring an event professional can end up saving you money in the long run. There are many financial perks to partnering with a professional event planner, including working relationships that can help secure reduced rates, contract negotiation leverage, efficiency, and access to helpful resources.
Partner With Event Sponsors
While you may have limited financial resources for your conference or event, securing an event sponsorship can provide a big budget boost. Choose potential sponsors wisely and be clear about what you have to offer. These tips for finding, acquiring, and keeping event sponsors might help!
Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate
Many factors go into planning a successful event, and even though your resources may be limited, you can find ways to save by being savvy in your contract negotiations. This is another area where hiring a professional event planner like Vicki Johnson & Associates can come in handy, as we’ve fine-tuned the art of contract negotiation so that you can get the most for your money.
Prioritize Flexibility and Creativity
It can be easy to let budget constraints box you into certain decisions; however, if you play to your strengths and get creative, you may find that your financial limitations can lead to unexpected creative solutions. Selling advance tickets with special incentives, for example, can help fund your event while also creating buzz around your event.
At Vicki Johnson & Associates, we help non-profits, associations, and corporations execute their events at every budget level. Learn more about our services, which include temporary meeting & event staffing, event marketing & creative services, site selection & contract negotiation, and more!