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How am I going to do this? :(

Anonymous
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I'm still a high school student- grade 11 and 12 classes. I'm 16 years old and I have a daughter who is 6 months old.

For college I am going to become an event planner, I'm going to take some business classes and hopefully start up an event planning business of my own. (For college my boyfriend, daughter and I are moving away to Toronto) Right now, we live in a town of about 10 thousand people.

Anyways, for now I want to put an ad on kijiji and facebook of FREE event planning services, just to get some experience then start charging a little more and more as time progresses.

My question is, would this be ok to do? Would you trust me to do an event for you? Even for free? Idk what to do but this is seriously my absolute dream... Any advice is really appreciated!!

Posted by Anonymous on May. 11, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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stickyfingers
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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Sure! A lot of people build their portfolio that way!
owl0210
by Emerald Member on May. 11, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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I personally wouldn't hire a 16yr old to do event planning. You're still a kid.
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starlight91
by on May. 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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Do it for family or friends first ( for free), as the guests see how well everything goes, the host of the party can have business cards or brochures of yours at the door they can grab if they want to.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Ok. Thanks for your honest opinion! :) I appreciate it.


Quoting owl0210:

I personally wouldn't hire a 16yr old to do event planning. You're still a kid.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Alrighty, thanks!


Quoting stickyfingers:

Sure! A lot of people build their portfolio that way!



Amybelle
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM


Quoting owl0210:

I personally wouldn't hire a 16yr old to do event planning. You're still a kid.

^^^^what she said ^^^^^^

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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Wonderful idea! Thank you so much. :)


Quoting starlight91:

Do it for family or friends first ( for free), as the guests see how well everything goes, the host of the party can have business cards or brochures of yours at the door they can grab if they want to.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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What are you going to say to your own kids when they have ideas that could potentially work? Just a friendly question. But seriously, are you just going to be there to crush their dreams or cheer them on?

Quoting Amybelle:


Quoting owl0210:

I personally wouldn't hire a 16yr old to do event planning. You're still a kid.

^^^^what she said ^^^^^^



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM
You never know unless you try....
JulyBabies
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM



Quoting owl0210:

I personally wouldn't hire a 16yr old to do event planning. You're still a kid.

I agree but maybe you could intern at an event planning firm, even just answering phones so you can be around the business.

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