The founder of Kimberly Bakker Events, Kimberly Bakker, says that in the event planning business it is the small details that can separate your company from others in the industry. She enjoys talking about events with her clients, adding in a lot of details, and creating something memorable that exceeds her client’s expectations.
She started her company in 2000 after having worked in the hospitality industry for several years. Additionally, Kimberly Bakker worked in the San Francisco Mayor’s office as its protocol officer, serving under Charlotte Mailliard Shultz who was the protocol chief. Beyond running her own company she also volunteers for a number of nonprofits such as Blue Star Music Camp and Children of Shelters where she is on the board of directors.
Her workday consists of getting things such as event furniture to the venue and getting everything set up by delegating tasks. Throughout the course of an event, she stays busy moving about and keeping an eye on all of the event’s facets such as catering and decorations.
Kimberly Bakker says that being organized is extremely important for any entrepreneur. For her, that means creating extensive lists of things like what she needs to do, who to contact, and so on. Most companies have a lot of moving parts that need to be kept track of and if they aren’t the whole thing can collapse. See This Page on IdeaMensch for additional information about Bakker.
One thing she advises others heading their own companies do is triple check all marketing, invitations, and other written correspondence. People are quick to get a first impression and seeing an invite with obvious spelling errors won’t leave a good impression, especially if you’re presenting yourself as a professional. The “Momtrepreneur” thinks every business owner should create effective and on-brand collateral in their business which will draw positive attention to what you do.
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