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Personal Event Planning Business Plan

Management Summary

Information and expense details are presented in subtopics Organizational Structure and Personnel Plan.

6.1 Organizational Structure

The management team within Occasions will be small in the beginning. The primary employee is the founder, who plans events, then contracts with caterers, decorators, disc jockeys, and bands to fill out the event. A contract labor site manager will be on hand to work the events as a liaison and vendor coordinator. Thus, there are two main employees with various levels of vendors.

When Occasions reaches its expansion goals, each office will have one to two event planners, an office assistant, two to three site managers for the events, and a product and marketing specialist. This team will function as one with constant communication through weekly staff meetings, email, and message boards. All jobs are interrelated. The performance of one effects the performance of the others; therefore, each team member expects nothing but the best from each other.

As it functions currently, we see no gaps in the management of this organization. Should Occasions grow beyond its estimated size, more positions in specialized areas will need to be added as well as additional site support and office assistance. To fill these positions, Occasions is looking for energetic, teachable, detail-oriented persons who want the potential to grow and improve their skills within the organization. Occasions wants to be the best; therefore, they will hire those who want to succeed.

6.2 Personnel Plan

The following table shows the estimated personnel needs for Occasions.

Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Event Specialist $36,000 $40,000 $42,000
Site Manager $11,097 $13,750 $14,560
Other $8,947 $9,560 $10,000
Total People 0 0 0
Total Payroll $56,044 $63,310 $66,560