LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Define the principles of event leadership • Identify the steps for planning an event budget, solving problems, and making critical decisions • Identify the requirements for working with vendors, securing a space, and marketing the event • Identify legal considerations and guidelines for writing event contracts • Identify the steps for starting your own event planning business • Comprehend entrepreneurship and opportunity • Identify the steps for developing a business plan and marketing strategy • Identify methods for managing costs and forming a financing strategy • Comprehend commercial law and the importance of contracts • Identify strategies for growing your business and eventually selling it DESCRIPTION: This multimedia-rich course is designed for those of you who are looking for event planning courses online. Therefore, any person who wants to start an event planning business of their own can make full use of this course, regardless of what their experience is in the field. Therefore, you’ll learn what it takes to make your business stand out from countless others out there. As an event planner, you’ll need professional information that can help explain how to use technology, how to decorate, and a lot more. Therefore, the information you’ll learn about in this course includes: • Green Events • International Best Practices • Corporate Social Responsibility • The Expanding Event Field This course is offered on a user-friendly platform. This way, more users can access this form of education and make the most of it as well. Thus, through this course, you’ll learn: • The principles of event leadership • How to work with vendors, secure a space, and market an event • How to plan an event budget, solve problems, and make critical decisions • Legal guidelines and considerations involved in writing contracts for events • How to start an event planning business • About entrepreneurship and opportunity • How to develop a business plan • How to develop a marketing strategy Throughout the course, you must develop a working business plan. This way, you can get a bit of entrepreneurship experience before you make it to the market. CERTIFICATION: The Event Planning Specialist Certification (CEPS) exam from the National Career Certification Board (NCCB) prepares individuals for a rewarding career as an Event Planning Professional. One of the best ways to distinguish yourself in the Event Planning industry is to pursue a national certification from NCCB. Certified Event Planning Specialists (CEPS) are responsible for coordinating every last detail of an event; regardless of the size of the event. He or she arranges everything for an event to include; venue, menu selection, entertainment, decorations and everything in between. As more companies learn the value of professionally organized events, there is an increasing need for formal training in event planning. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.