Creating a launch party for your business is the perfect way to meet, impress, and connect with potential clients, investors, and business partners. To create a launch party that’s the talk of the town, follow the tips below.
Having enough to plan in advance of the party date is essential so that you have enough space to overcome the inevitable hurdles that arrive with organizing an event. Such as caterers canceling, guests unable to attend on the date you’ve chosen, delays in creating branding material and so on.
Where you choose to host your party plays a large part in what impression you will give to your invitees and for some whether they will attend at all. You need to be methodical about the location and of course wary of your budget. For example, for a club opening, naturally the club would be the first port of call as the venue, the same is said for a restaurant or any other physical store opening. For online services however, such as a website design company developing e-commerce sites, you might choose an intimate dinner with a select few attendees you wish to focus your efforts on, or you could take advantage of the weather and host a garden party.
You are spending money from your business budget to plan a launch party, and so there needs to be a goal you want to achieve and a gain you are planning to make from this investment. Whether you are hoping to build an email list of potential customers, boost brand awareness, you want a more significant social media following, or if you want to impress investors so that they will plunge some money into your start-up, your aims are imperative to help you shape the launch party in a way that will allow you to meet your goal.
The event you are planning must work in more ways than one to bring the guests back to the main point of the event – the birth of your business and what this means to them. Branding for one can help make this happen. You could order media walls from an online supplier, banners, and balloons with your logo on, food inspired with your brand colours or goody bags for guests with merchandise and your branding and contact details on.
If you’re inviting investors and business clients along to your event, they have more than likely visited launch party a million times over. And so, incentives and excitement are essential to attract the guests that and grip the invitees attention.
For instance, you could hire a special guest, such as a celebrity to attend the event and vouch for your business, wear your merchandise or make a speech (also great for attracting media attention to your business launch). And/or you could offer a free bar. However, it’s best to provide the free drinks after your presentation/speech, etc. is finished. Or you might offer dinner and a show, whatever your incentive/excitement is, it needs to suit the guests you intend on inviting.
Planning a launch party for your business is both daunting and exciting, burt, if you get it right it could mean a huge success for your business! Use the tips above and you’re sure to be on the right track.