Let me just start by saying I had intended for this to be a longer post with more pictures and deep content on what we're doing... But I'm kind of happy to say it's not going to be long, because I just don't have the time... (& you probably don't care about the details like I do anyway). This company (& dance studio) are keeping me more than busy! So, for those of you who have been wondering what I do all day, what it's like to start your own business, or what fun events & clients I am working with... check it out!
What is it like to start your own business? Two words- terrifying & exciting. (Mostly Terrifying.) However, that terrifying feeling is also the best motivation in the world! It's not easy to promote myself, trust myself, and just go for it- but I've been fortunate enough to have great support from my husband, parents, family, and friends. The exciting feelings come when people reach out to me for my services, clients I'm currently working with, and new opportunities keep coming up. Now that I have a few clients the excitement keeps growing. The terrifying & exciting feelings are the reasons I get out of bed every morning, walk down the hall to my office, and start working. :)
Who am I working with, what have I done, and what am I going to do? We've been in business since November, but truly been working with clients since the start of 2017. In these past 3 months I'm proud to say we've been working with clients on private, corporate, and community events plus marketing!
Noblesville Farmer's Market
I'm very excited to share that we will be managing & handling on-site coordination for the Noblesville Farmer's market every Saturday, May 6-October 14. The Director of Noblesville Main Street contacted me right after the Holidays and we've been in conversations ever since. I've begun hiring a few other event planners to help with this project which has allowed me to learn even more about starting and growing this business. I hope you will come visit and stop on by the Noblesville Farmer's Market this summer at its brand new location at Federal Hill Commons.
I'm organizing all of the volunteers for each water stop, securing food for the event day, assisting with Expo's for the Carmel Road Racing Group, and keeping the necessary forms and requirements in line. This has been the most similar to my last job and has been fun to work on a larger scale event (3,000+) again. I've had the chance to meet new people and keep the event business busy!
5280 Bistro & 5280 Pantry Project
5280 Bistro & Pantry Project were my very first paid client and first company check! I handle marketing and booking for this company on a weekly basis. 5280 Bistro is a husband and wife team that I actually know through the dance studio. This has been one of my favorite opportunities because I get to be a part of the team that helps their business grow and succeed. They offer cooking classes, catering, commissary kitchen, breakfast, and will be out with their new food truck in April. I'm also creating a new website for them that will be live soon!
I had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Amanda Jackson & Scott Maxwell last weekend. This was a beautiful wedding with a reception at Mustard Seed Gardens. Some photos of the wedding can be found here. I put together customized day-of timelines for each of the 19 members of the wedding party, assisted with pre-planning coordination, and managed all on-site coordination between vendors. It was a lot of fun and very tiring. Weddings are no joke people.
Bridal Showers & Fun
I'm excited to be the Matron of Honor for a close friend of mine, so while it's not technically as Experience Events, the planning of all things "Bridal fun for Emma" get its own color on my weekly timeline. With the help of the bridal party we are planning a Friends Themed Bridal shower for April, night out on the town for the Bachelorette party in May, and wedding in June!