Event Budget: The 6 Biggest Expenses To Consider

Event Budget: The 6 Biggest Expenses To Consider

Whether you are an event planner or hosting your own event, balancing an event budget can be challenging. As an event planner, it is your responsibility to provide a detailed budget and manage the finances throughout the planning process. We always like to cushion the...

read more
7 Hotel Concessions Every Event Planner Should Negotiate

7 Hotel Concessions Every Event Planner Should Negotiate

Hotel agreements can be extremely intimidating but if you know what concessions can be negotiated you can save your clients thousands of dollars. 1. Sleeping Room Nights – In addition to negotiating a low attrition rate on our sleeping room block, we negotiate 1...

read more
7 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

7 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

As first published in Special Events Magazine. As a service-based event business, we have had our fair share of difficult clients from the know-it-alls, last-minute-changers, Prada-ideas-on-a-Wal-Mart-budgeter, can’t-make-a-decisioner, never-happys, the...

read more
Important Steps for a Sellout Event

Important Steps for a Sellout Event

On any given night, people have numerous options regarding how they'll spend their time and money. If you're hosting an event, obviously you want more of those people to give those things to you. However, planning a sellout event is not something that just happens...

read more
Event Lodging: The Next Best Alternative

Event Lodging: The Next Best Alternative

When it comes to lodging for an event, most people automatically assume their only option is a hotel, especially if there is a hotel room block available. If you want room service, a business center, gym, and all the other amenities that come with a hotel then that is...

read more
7 Tips For Hiring Event Staff

7 Tips For Hiring Event Staff

by Annette Naif The success of an event can be a disaster if you don't hire the right event staff. Start Your Search Early On It's always best practices to have your event staff in place as early as possible. Quality and experienced staffers are in high demand and...

read more
TSE 2015 Recap

TSE 2015 Recap

I just returned from the 2015 Special Event Conference & Tradeshow the other day. This year (I think I've been the last 10 now...I've lost track.)  I taught 3 classes: -The TRUTH about Planners and Vendors! -How to Be REALLY Profitable -Do You Want to Know What I...

read more
The Stages of Great Event Sales

The Stages of Great Event Sales

by Annette Naif As most of you know, selling event tickets is no easy task. One thing you must keep in mind while selling is the entire marketing and sales funnel. Doing this effectively should create a happy customer base that will be much easier to sell to the next...

read more
5 Risky File Sharing Habits to Avoid

5 Risky File Sharing Habits to Avoid

by Annette Naif Sharing files with my colleagues and clients has become a very important part of running my event planning business efficiently. It is extremely important to make sure that you are using the right file-sharing systems and policies so you are not at a...

read more

Follow Forté Events NYC

Connect with Us

Pin It on Pinterest