Event Planning: Hiring an Assistant
Chances are that if you have ever been in charge of event planning then you some that it takes some major discipline in order to be able to pull it off. There are plenty of good things about having a lot of event planning experience, although many people and even professional event planners feel the strain of all the responsibilities and duties at some point in their career. If this is your case, though, one option that you may have is to actually hire an assistant so that more things will get done on a regular basis without shouldering all of the responsibilities yourself. Here are some good reasons, though, that you might want to hire an assistant for your event planning business career:
Two Heads are Better than One
One reason that you may want to hire an assistant is so that you’ll have a person to bounce ideas off of. When it comes to brainstorming and thinking of ideas for specific events there may not always be someone there for you to bounce ideas off of. On the other hand, hiring an assistant will provide you with someone to brainstorm with and that person will actually be able to give you their full thoughts on the issues as well! It’s always a good thing to be able to think with two different minds and an assistant can help you do just that.
More Things will Get Done
Another reason that hiring an assistant is a great idea is because it will allow you to get more things done then you have time for. Everyone only has twenty-four hours in a day, which makes getting everything done at once almost impossible to do. On the other hand, an assistant will be able to run errands, make sure that props for the event are set in place, as well as provide the guests of honor with their essential information as well when it’s time to do so.
When hiring an assistant, though, one thing to remember is that you don’t necessarily need to pay them a whole lot in order to get their help. Of course, if you’re a large event planning business then chances are that you’ll actually be able to afford to pay the assistant a decent wage, but it definitely is not required. Another tip that event planning professionals should remember is that assistants, even though they may be your best friend eventually, are not the owners of the business. Even though they may help guide you into good decisions to make, assistants should not be allowed control over any aspect of the business simply because it was not created as a partnership in the first place.
Of course there are always going to be advantages and disadvantages of hiring an assistant anyway. If you’re the type of person that actually needs an assistant because you may just lose your head because it wasn’t attached to your body (i.e. scatter-brained) then hiring an assistant may be the best thing for you. All in all, though, hiring an assistant for your event planning business needs to be handled with the utmost care!