So, I honestly never realized how important it was to have a business plan until I began business school this past fall. Maybe it was because no one ever stressed the importance of having one to me. Of course, a few people would ask if I had one, but I always brushed it off and … Continue reading Business Plan – Yes…You do need one!
It's been a little over 2 months since I decided to embark on a new chapter in life and return to school to receive my MBA from Howard University. For 2 years after graduating from the University of Houston, I struggled with finding a job & discovering my passion. When I finally made the decision … Continue reading The Next Chapter
When I was first asked to plan a reunion, I was extremely excited! I thought that other people would be just as excited about reuniting with each other as I would be, however after the first one to two months of planning I started to realize that I was way over my head. Had I … Continue reading Planning Reunions…It’s a Love/Hate thing
AirBnB seems to be the next best thing to hit the market since Uber a few years ago. Other than it being a convenient way to rent or sell your property, some bed & breakfasts are slowly becoming a haven for intimate gatherings. This past weekend, I worked as a day of coordinator for … Continue reading Air BnB: The latest party and venue option!
I wish I could stress the importance of an event budget, but unfortunately some people just won't get it. Just imagine being a planner and asking your client, "What is your budget?" and their response being "I haven't thought of one yet" or answering the question with a question saying "What amount do you think … Continue reading How important is your Event Budget?
It is months after the SuperBowl but I wanted to share and recap my memories on one of the biggest events to hit Houston, Texas this year since it was last held here in 2004. I may not have been on the "established" level that I wanted to, however I was still privileged to work … Continue reading #FlashbackFriday: Houston SuperBowl LI (Sunday, February 5, 2017 – Houston, Texas)
This is for the “I Can do it myself” people. I am not saying that I am an expert, however I have attained certain skills in the hospitality industry that makes me stand out from the average planner. I pride myself in knowing that I come from a hospitality background. I took the initiative to … Continue reading Reasons to hire an Event Planner
Lately I have been battling with many things I guess other 24 year olds are dealing with - trying to pursue my dreams while also trying to get my life together. I am always telling myself to never stop learning, never stop growing. Constantly trying to find new ways to brand myself as well as … Continue reading “Invest in yourself, you will get the best return”
During my final semester of undergrad at the University of Houston, I enrolled in an entrepreneurship course taught by a very popular professor who was recommended to students from all majors. What I liked instantly was that he was not your average professor. Everyday he wore different and very stylish suits, often told us personal life stories … Continue reading “How I Built This”
I recently opened my first business account for K. Benai Events. One thing I have realized when it comes to managing money as a business owner/entrepreneur is to keep your personal account and business accounts seperate. Having two bank accounts may appear inconvenient, but you should not use a personal account for your business finances primarily … Continue reading Personal Account vs. Business Account