How To Book A Professional Dance Band For Your Corporate Event

There are so many variables regarding music and entertainment that you may not want to even be the one to pick who sings for your event. If you’re into hip-hop, modern pop selections and the masses in your corporation are big band era boogie dancers, you might need a professional consultation about who to hire. Or consider you’ve spent a lifetime listening to rag-time, and now you have 300 employees under 30 to plan an event for? WOW! What a deal.

Best advice… Hire a professional.

Now, I’m not going to recommend you hire one of those staid and selective event planners who shows up with big hair, great nails, and a pedicure with poodles attached, but what about a pianist who understands the need to focus on popular music selections for those who will be in your crowd?

Or perhaps a musician who knows how big an impact the right band, the right music, and the best selections can have on the audience?

There are five basic steps required to hire a great band for your corporate event:

1. Find a professional who understands the value of having the right band for your event, perform great musical selections.

2. Review online music videos and audios until you’re satisfied that you’ve got the right band.

3. Review contracts, schedules, and any alternative options or requirements for the band you select.

You’ll want to know if they bring their own equipment or if you have to provide rented equipment. How will they travel to your location? Where will they stay while on location? Are you providing lodging, food, etc. or do they provide their own? Negotiating these little details may seem unimportant until your band arrives, tired, disheveled and frustrated that you didn’t get them a room.

4. Make sure there are guarantees with your contracts before money exchanges hands.

5. Payment for said band and equipment. All negotiations are off once the band is paid for. Your guarantees need to be in place prior to the final payment.

When it’s all said and done, the quality of your event is based on the impact the band and entertainment have on the final night. If everyone leaves the event frustrated because the music selection didn’t include their favorite version of Heartbreak, or the lead singer couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket and she destroyed the bosses favorite rendition of “You Make Me Feel” – your job may be on the line.

Don’t flub this up, hire a master!

Business Management Tips You Should Know

Whether you have a large or small business, you need to manage it properly for you to grow. To help you out, here are a few business management tips you should put in place:

Hire the right people

This is crucial not only for the growth of the firm, but also for your sanity. Before any individual joins your team, you need to interview them and ensure that they are the right fit. In addition to the academic qualifications, they also should have the right personality.

When the employees join your company, you should empower them so that they feel like part of the enterprise. Even if they don’t own shares in the enterprise, they will feel motivated and stick with you for a long time.

Have a plan

It’s common for most business owners to make snap decisions when they face challenges, but this shouldn’t be you. When you have an issue in the business, you shouldn’t rush into deciding on your own even if you are the manager. Take your time to survey the issue and make an informed decision. Even if you have a small business, invite a few people so that you can brain storm the way forward.

Build systems

For your business to grow fast and concentrate on the important aspects of it, you need to build systems. Using the systems, you can hire anyone who knows nothing about your business, and he/she will take just a short time to understand everything about it. If you aren’t sure of how to systematize your business, consult a professional to help you out. The systems might be challenging to put in place at the start, but in the long run, they will be of great help.

Get rid of clutter

Every business has something that it doesn’t need. You should take a deeper look at your business and get rid of anything that doesn’t help the business to be happier, more productive, or healthier. The issue can be a non-performing employee, a draining client, or papers and software programs that you no longer need. Getting rid of the clutter not only improves the productivity of the company, but it also gives you peace of mind.

Re-evaluate your business

To tell where you are, you need to re-evaluate your business regularly. To have a clear picture, re-evaluate your business every three months. You can do the evaluation by yourself or hire a professional to help you out. By re-evaluation, you will know what is working and what isn’t. You should continue implementing what is working and get rid of what isn’t.

Keep clean books

Books are everything in business. They let you know where your business is heading and the areas you need to pay attention to. To stay on top of things you need to maintain clean books. The best way of going about it is hiring an accountant that you can hold accountable.

Conclusion

These are some of the business management tips you should pay attention to. If your company is large enough and you can afford, consider hiring a manager to manage it for you.