Start Your Own Event Planning Business

A Personal Enrichment Online Course by Ed-Next.


    Note: This course is taken entirely on a separate portal co-hosted by Ed-Next and Wedemic. Upon successful enrolment, you will receive the login details to start the course within 24-48 hours.

    This is an instructor-led course with a four weeks access. Total course hours is 24.



    Whether a celebration, business conference, industry show or convention – event planners are often an integral part of a successful event.  Whatever the occasion, planners can assist in the design of the event, locating an appropriate site, determining food, beverage as well as decor needs, locating entertainment, managing the invitation process, arranging travel accommodations, hiring and overseeing personnel, supervising the event and so on.  With all there is to do – it’s no wonder that event planners are in such high demand!



    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Define the event planning business
    • Recognize various aspects of starting an event planning business
    • Recall different ways to market an event planning business
    • Identify how to budget and control finances



    Start Your Own Event Planning Business Module 1
    The Event Planning Business

    In module 1, we will learn more about the different areas of event planning and the differences in clients you will market to. Module one will also explore the costs of starting your own business, both financially and mentally. Additionally, we will look at the time frame you will work with, and how to coordinate the event.

    • Who Hires Event Planners
    • Building Your Business Foundation
    • Calculating Start Up Costs
    • Design Time
    • Coordinating the Event

    Start Your Own Event Planning Business Module 2
    Getting Started

    Module 2 goes over the initial questions to consider and pieces to implement when starting your business.  This module will look at how you will finance your business the initial equipment needed to get started.  Finding reputable vendors sometimes proves to be a difficult task, but in this module, we will discuss networking strategies to use to find the cream of the crop.

    • Choosing a Location
    • Creating Effective Proposals and Agreements
    • Financing Your Business
    • Hiring Employees
    • Hiring Outside Vendors

    Start Your Own Event Planning Business Module 3
    Types of Marketing

    Module 3 will take you through a marketing plan and discuss what pieces you should include in your marketing campaign.  Making decisions on which group(s) to market is key.  Once you have decided your target group, you will be able to use the tips found in this module to help you organize and advertise your website for the intended audience.

    • Networking to Business Success
    • The Power of Customer Service
    • Starting Up a Website
    • Marketing Your Website
    • The World of Social Media

    Start Your Own Event Planning Business Module 4
    Managing Your Finances and Final Steps

    Module 4 focuses on financial considerations, billing policies, and how to manage accounts.  We will discuss how to budget and control your finances and how to overcome any potential financial bumps in the road.  So many new businesses fail, but we will share tips and ideas of how to operate your company successfully.

    • Financial Statements
    • Maintaining Cash Flow
    • Planner Profiles
    • Keep Your Business Healthy
    • Recipe for Success




    Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

    You will earn 2.4 IACET continuing education credits by completing this Ed4Online course. This course is 24 contact hours which equals 2.4 CEUs based on the IACET standard. The International Association of Continuing Education and Training is the highest quality worldwide standard for Continuing Education Unit.

    The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET’s care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit

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    • 1440 Minutes
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