Wedding Consultant Business: Step-by-Step Startup Guide

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Entrepreneur Press, Jul 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 1030 pages
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From wedding bells to wedding bills, gain an inside look at the billion dollar wedding industry and learn how to earn your next pay check coordinating the big day of today’s brides and grooms.

Discover the newest wedding trends, such as destination weddings, tapas-style catering, disposable video cameras, wedding logos and more. Plus, learn everything else you need to know to start and run a successful wedding consultant business, including:

• How to market your services and find customers
• Using social media to attract and communicate with clients
• Tips from the pros for handling the unexpected
• What licenses and permits you need
• How to avoid common mistakes
• How to negotiate with vendors and suppliers to get the best prices
• The most important contacts to make
• And more!

You don’t need an office or a lot of startup money. With your creativity and help from our experts, you’ll be well on your way to success.




The First Three Years
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• Pin point your target market
• Uncover creative financing for startup and growth
• Use online resources to streamline your business plan
• Learn the secrets of successful marketing
• Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them
• Take advantage of hundreds of resources
• Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists

From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.

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You’ll find the following:

The Small Business Legal Toolkit
When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business.

Sample Business Letters
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Contents

Additional titles in Entrepreneurs Startup Series
Here Comes the Wedding Consultant
Strategic Market Research
Business Basics
Getting Professional Help
Tools and Equipment that Make Dreams Come True
Establishing a Vendor Network
Certification and Professional Development
The Advertising Rules of Engagement
Your 247 Resource
Generating Positive Press
Matrimonial Money Matters
Living Happily Ever After
Appendix Wedding Consultant Resources
Glossary
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