Tuesday, June 05, 2007

planned perfection

sorry for the lull in posting. here is what ive been working on:
my friend, amber, and i are going into business together. she and i met through the funeral industry, she is a rep for a funeral insurance company and weve been friends for a while now. we decided that we would like to try event planning, and have been working quite hard on the start-up. our company is called planned perfection (see the logo i designed) and we are serving the central valley (she lives in visalia, but was raised in fresno, so we have at least a vague grasp on the main valley venues/vendors). working in the funeral industry we have experience in churches, florists, caterers, limo companies, cemeteries (wait a minute...), etc. so we feel like it will be okay switching to events. we have our business cards already, and are working on these things currently:
- website. jd is helping us out here, we have www.plannedperfection.net and as of right now it is a random microsoft publisher mess. i am working on a frontpage rendition of our site, and am hoping that in the next month it will be ready. as soon as i get it where i think its ready, i will ask you all to give me feedback on it (you can give me ideas now if you want). i even have an official email address: sara@plannedperfection.net. hopefully the people that have our website address wont be too turned off by its apperance right now...
-worksheets for venues/vendors. we are setting up appointments with clergy, churches, reception venues, florists, bakeries, etc and have questionaires for them asking what sort of things they offer, info they need for events, etc. so that we have that on hand (we do the same thing at the mortuaries).
- workbook for events. this way we have something to fill out when we meet with the person/company hiring us about what they want for their special party.
-other stuff that i cant think of right now.

ive really been stressing about the website. i love looking online for stuff. i hate sites that arent user friendly. i dont know as much html as i want to. just need to get 'er done.

6 comments:

edluv said...

logo looks nice. are you guys planning to focus on any particluar part of the valley (fresno, bakos, visalia, etc)?

Adam said...

Wow, congrats. I hope it works out well for you. When you get big, I'll do your office furniture.

bstigs said...

That's great! I wish you the best of luck, it's going to be great!

The Jay said...

Sounds fantistic! ...and stressful. Have fun with it!

thelulu said...

I like the logo very much and I think it is very cool that you are venturing out to start your own business. Good luck!

Scott & Malisa Johnson said...

Wow! You've already done so much! Good luck... it sounds awesome!