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5 Tips for Catering Outdoor Events

By |2019-05-14T12:15:51+00:00June 2nd, 2019|

Catering an event al fresco is very different from catering an event indoors. When catering indoors you have much more control over your environment. With nature it is a different thing. Nature can be unpredictable and actually may work against your plans. Here are five tips and tricks to make sure that the party runs [...]

Five Ways to Acquire Customer References

By |2019-05-14T11:51:39+00:00May 14th, 2019|

One of the strongest forms of advertising for people in the hospitality services industry - and in most other businesses for that matter – is word-of-mouth. Former and current customers can help you increase your bottom line and build credibility and brand equity. However, they must be approached in the right way and of course [...]

6 Qualities You Need as an Event Planner

By |2019-04-12T12:30:43+00:00March 7th, 2019|

The event management business is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Therefore, it is easy to assume that the job is a relatively easy one. Nothing could be further from the truth as anyone who has ever planned a large scale event knows. It takes – to paraphrase actor, Liam Neeson from the movie [...]

7 Tips for Promoting Your Catering Business

By |2019-03-12T15:35:50+00:00February 7th, 2019|

Just as with any other kind of business venture, the success of your catering business rises or falls according to the number of customers you can secure. It isn’t easy. Every Tom, Dick and Harriet out there thinks they have what it takes to start a catering business right out of their own kitchen. Well, [...]

Tips for Managing Large Scale Catering Events

By |2019-04-12T12:34:50+00:00January 7th, 2019|

So, your business is really taking off beyond your wildest expectations. Your profits are increasing and your client-base is growing. All of this is a dream come true. However, as you are probably learning by now, success has its drawbacks. More customers and larger venues means more potential headaches as you juggle to control inventory, [...]

Benefits of Catering Software

By |2019-03-12T15:29:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|

There are a lot of moving parts involved in catering an event. It isn’t like the old days when a pen, paper and a good memory would be sufficient enough to plan an affair. Nowadays, technology stands ready to help people who run a catering business. Catering software makes it more convenient for you to [...]

Tips for Choosing the Right Event Venue

By |2019-03-12T15:26:13+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Choosing the right venue to hold an event is probably the most important decision in the planning process that you will make as an event planner. It is a make or break decision that has ruined many functions that might otherwise have gone off without a major hitch. Don’t be put into the position of [...]

Biggest Event Management Blunders

By |2019-03-12T15:23:20+00:00October 7th, 2018|

Cost overruns, poor scheduling and customer dissatisfaction can turn your event into a blunder of epic proportions and cost your company future business. It can ruin your reputation which is one of the most valuable things a business owner can have and one thing that once damaged is hard to repair. Here are the four [...]

Weekly Order Window

By |2018-07-20T11:44:10+00:00July 20th, 2018|

We created a special weekly orders management window for one of the largest party rental companies in Chicago. This window provides revenue data by department.