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How to expand my events business

Postby Events Guy » Sun, 16 Jan 2005 11:41 pm

Hello
I just set up a events support company. I provide event support and support talent to companies. However, despite me sending emails, mails and networking to companies and friends.
Business is slower as the months goes. I was wondering anyone here could help me suggest any methods, alternative or feedback to help me grow my business and expand my network.
Bearing in mind i'm in the events company so anyone who feel they can help recommend contacts to me are really appreciated.

Thank you guys and gals for your help.

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Postby Oceanworld » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:20 am

Does your business has a website? Get one if you don't as the cost is really nothing. Then put all the services you provide on the website and also very importantly all your past clients,events and portfolios on the website also as potential clients always judge how established your business is. With a company website, the thousands of surfers who search for "events management" daily via yahoo, google, msn may find your site and engage your services.

Setting up a website is a possible solution you may consider. Of course there are other solutions. We are in this business and if you need any help feel free to contact us. Our website is http://www.ocean-host.com
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Postby drd » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 9:38 pm

Hi,

Are you based in Singapore?.. Im in the events industry as well lookin to push into Singapore...I am in Perth, Australia..

Email me on desmond.daye@gmail.com and we can discuss further.

Events Guy

Thank you guys

Postby Events Guy » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:45 pm

Thank you guys for your advise. I am sorry for not leaving my email:
agop_2005@yahoo.com.sg or 2005@starmail.com

I am based in Singapore and have done product launch, road shows and dinner function.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 12:29 pm

For a small business, a scattershot approach to finding customers is expensive and takes a lot of effort. For example, a direct mail campaign usually elicits about a 1 percent return. In many companies, you cannot even be assured that the mail is not filtered from those who need to see your message.

As a first step, have you indentified those types of companies/industries most likely to utilize your services? If so, consider joining their professional organizations. Most all of them usually have a vendor membership, and besides giving you access to the people directly, you may be able to acquire valuable lists of names of contact people.

You can search registries of companies you might wish to target to find contact names. You may wish to subscribe to one or more business directories for the same purpose. The, rather than using mail as a means of making contact, consider delivering your message and materials via a courier. It is much more likely that your message will get delivered to the intended target.

Searh websites for upcoming events in which you feel you could play a role. There are many websites that list all sorts of conferences, trade shows, etc. Usually, these websites list the prime or prominent companies and perhaps they need help.

Finally, have you considered contacting more established companies in the events business? It may well be possible that they need to offload work in peak periods, and it may be possible that they would use you to deliver specific services as part of an overall package to their client companies. You could offer to rebrand yourself, if necessary.

Events Guy

Thanks For your advise

Postby Events Guy » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 8:47 pm

Thank you guys (especially String Eagle) for the in-depth advise. It will definately be useful for me..I hope that you will write again if yu have any more advise. Thank you very much :-)

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Postby Foxie » Wed, 02 Feb 2005 7:24 pm

helo there..
It's true that u need loads marketing like attending networking events or seminars. And for webside, as what oceansworld quote is true. It's an essential investments to keep ur company known n updated. We do provide design services for websites from basic HTML to advanced flash. U can always drop me a mail at dianavu_sg@yahoo.com to noe more.. :)
Wish u well....

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Postby Entrepreneur » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:03 am

Hi,

I am glad that you are considering various ways to expand your business.

If you are interested to find out how you can expand your business through branding and strategic planning and actions, or even interested to network with people from various industries in Singapore, you may visit www.bizlab.com.sg and call them at 62279350 to find out more.

I am sure they are able to provide assistance to you @ no or low cost.

Entrepreneur

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Prices

Postby www.nutritionpark.com » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 3:21 am

Prices are very important. Are your pricings very high? Do you deliver on time? When you don't and there are some cock-ups, do you make up for it using some discount or etc? Saying sorry is not enough.

In sg, the most important factor is pricing, then quality of service. Pls remember that n u should b able to succeed. No doubt u will make less money each time, but u will get more customers n referrals this way.

This is my personal thought , " I will rather sell 10 items and make the same as 1 item". Because if i sell ex, once the 1 guy finds a cheaper source, i lose him forever. However, if i sell cheap, these 10 guys will always come back to me n they might refer their friends as well.

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Postby Nutrition Park » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 3:35 am

Strong Eagle wrote:For a small business, a scattershot approach to finding customers is expensive and takes a lot of effort. For example, a direct mail campaign usually elicits about a 1 percent return. In many companies, you cannot even be assured that the mail is not filtered from those who need to see your message.

As a first step, have you indentified those types of companies/industries most likely to utilize your services? If so, consider joining their professional organizations. Most all of them usually have a vendor membership, and besides giving you access to the people directly, you may be able to acquire valuable lists of names of contact people.

You can search registries of companies you might wish to target to find contact names. You may wish to subscribe to one or more business directories for the same purpose. The, rather than using mail as a means of making contact, consider delivering your message and materials via a courier. It is much more likely that your message will get delivered to the intended target.

Searh websites for upcoming events in which you feel you could play a role. There are many websites that list all sorts of conferences, trade shows, etc. Usually, these websites list the prime or prominent companies and perhaps they need help.

Finally, have you considered contacting more established companies in the events business? It may well be possible that they need to offload work in peak periods, and it may be possible that they would use you to deliver specific services as part of an overall package to their client companies. You could offer to rebrand yourself, if necessary.


How can u find contact names from the registries of companies?

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how to market ur biz

Postby faixal » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 2:59 pm

often, a small ad on Straits Times and Classifieds is enough to generate response and exposure....a small ad on ST usually cost at most $500 or a classified ad/teletext is very very cheap...less than $50....well just my suggestion.

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Re: How to expand my events business

Postby Merchant » Tue, 29 Nov 2005 11:08 am

Events Guy wrote:Hello
I just set up a events support company. I provide event support and support talent to companies. However, despite me sending emails, mails and networking to companies and friends.
Business is slower as the months goes. I was wondering anyone here could help me suggest any methods, alternative or feedback to help me grow my business and expand my network.
Bearing in mind i'm in the events company so anyone who feel they can help recommend contacts to me are really appreciated.

Thank you guys and gals for your help.


Hello, Events Guy,
We are couple of artiste. We do Oriental Dance Show. My wife is dancer, I am darbuka drummer. She is ONLY caucasiane bellydancer in Singapore. We've performed in Singapore for Asian Civilisation Museum, SAFRA, Sentosa, etc.
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Kickstart Your Business

Postby Hanesa » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 3:51 pm

Hi,

Maybe you would like to visit our website http://www.frontline3.com to register your business free. Its a start and does not cost you anything. If you have anything to offer that is unique and value-added to the members, we circulate e-newsletter to our members. Just be sure to give them a good service and rate.

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Postby paramour » Thu, 01 Dec 2005 3:35 pm

www.buggy-rollin.com

Please refer to this website n if you are intereted in using him to do ur events.
He is world-famouse guy..

Please let me know ^^

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