Topgolf makes socializing a sport. Whether it is a happy hour, work breakfast, lunch hour or any other kind of gettogether, Topgolf provides an unforgettable good time. Through its premium experience of play, food and music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill levels—even nongolfers—to come together for playful competition. There are currently 33 Topgolf locations, with two in New Jersey (Edison and Mount Laurel) which entertain 10.5 million guests annually, and have made it become the world’s largest digital golf audience.
If you’re considering a career as an independent event planner, the time is right. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook [OOH], event planners are in high demand. In 2012, the OOH predicted the field would grow at a rate of 33 percent over the decade, “much faster than the average for all occupations.” Here, industry experts—four event planners, a professor, and a financial advisor—offer up their tips, experience and wisdom for making your venture a success.
STEP ONE: A BUSINESS PLAN
NEW JERSEY’S NICKNAME OF THE GARDEN STATE IS WELL EARNED, with its legendary tomatoes, sweet corn and abundance of farm stands. But if there was ever a need to change its state moniker, Jersey could go with the Diner State. New Jersey has more diners than any other state, and while the word “diner” brings to mind a place for breakfast, quick dinners or a late-night meal, that’s now changing.