For event organisers



Financial planning continued
Once you have worked out exactly what services you intend to hire, you will need to get quotes from various businesses who can provide the services. A great way to do this is to use the countyfetes free email service where we will send out your event requirements to advertisers, those businesses interested in attending your event will contact you with prices etc.
Right, so you've got all your quotes and you know exactly what everything is going to cost. Now you have to work out where money will be raised from and estimate how much its likely to be. Will you be charging at the gate to enter? Will you be selling tickets in advance? Will your event be free to visit? In which case will you be relying on the funds raised from stalls, raffles etc.      
Now comes the mathematics, simply deduct the cost of services you intend to hire from your estimate of funds that you expect to raise. If your event is to succeed financially and give you the confidence to fund your event, you will need to see at least a small surplus figure after doing your calculations. If on the other hand you appear to be out of pocket and your event is likely to lose money, you will need to make adjustments by increasing entry or ticket prices etc. Cutting down on services you hire is probably not the best solution as a lack of facilities and entertainment could result in even further loss of people attending your event. Better to put on a good show to attract visitors and charge a little more. 



Planning intro
Planning for a successful event.
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Plan early
Start planning as early as possible.
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Your event aims
Establish what your event is to achieve.
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Event type
Fete, fun day or themed event?
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Delegate tasks
Set up a committee and delegate tasks.
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When and where
Time and place to hold your event.
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Financial planning
New events can need initial funding.
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On the day
Last minute tips.
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