The events industry has an image problem - we don't all work for large agencies embedded into even larger corporations. Most of the Eventprofs London members work in startups and small businesses. There are thousands of us in this unsung, un-networked, silent majority, so in October, we're going to be talking about what makes small event teams special.
There is nothing easy about pulling off major events in a small team or startup business: yes, the budgets are often smaller and the expectations are just as high, but the real challenge is the number of staff you can allocate to any project.
In a startup, there is no room for redundancy: you literally can’t afford to have anyone sitting around doing nothing, and you can never hire a member of staff before you can prove that you already needed them. “Making ends meet” in a small business is a high pressure game, when you need delegate revenue to come in before you can make payroll each month, so it would be useful if we could have more open discussions about these challenges. We have a lot to learn from each other – bring the small business eventprofs into the conversation.
Please join us at Nesta, the innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. Please bring along your stories of big events you have been involved with in small teams, to share with the group!