The Next Time You Select a Banquet Hall for a Cooperative Event, Keep This in Mind

Whether it’s a big important business meeting or hosting a dinner for company employees or maybe just a simple business get-together, the reason can be anything and event halls are the perfect venue for any occasion. One can easily find any banquet hall in local areas, hotels, conference centres, resorts etc but selecting the best out of the bunch is something very important. Thus it’s very important to select the right banquet hall on the basis of your need and pocket.

There are various types of banquet halls available but to select the perfect one is a must thing to keep in mind. After all, a perfect event is always remembered. The things you must consider while selecting a banquet hall for a cooperative event:

1. Budget: This is the very first thing to be taken care off. fixing an approximate budget helps to organize the event in a more proper and systematic way.

2. Capacity: The next very important aspect that needs to be considered is sorting out the expected number of people who are going to attend the event. According to the estimated list, it becomes easy to decide the size of banquet hall required for the event.

3. The condition of the hall: Before finalizing the venue one must never forget to visit and inspect the place. It’s always better to check whether the banquet hall you are finalizing has the adequate number of entry, exit doors, a handicapped ramp, proper emergency services etc.

4. Event decoration: Corporate event are a formal kind of event and requires less decoration as compared to any casual event like birthday's or anniversary. Thus it is up to the event planner weather to go with a more practical or elegant decoration.

5. Planned activities: When you are on the verge of finalizing a banquet hall don’t forget to consider the type of event you are thinking to organize or what sort of activities are going to occur during the event.

6. Facilities available: A good banquet hall provides various services like valet parking, free wifi, ac rooms etc so don’t forget to check the services they offer.

Event Furniture Hire: An Easy Way to Get Everything You Need for Your Event

Planning and hosting an event is exciting – you can get all your creative juices flowing, pick out every tiny aspect of the arrangements to your likings and revel in the anticipation that your guests will be positively awed by the wonderful arrangements you have come up with. Planning and hosting an event is also tough and daunting – there is so much that you want to do, but with your budget and time constraints in mind. Event furniture hire can prove to be an easy fix to get everything you need to make your event grand. Let’s explore this option further.

Event furniture hire -overview
Hiring the event furniture is a great way to manage every bit of grandeur that you have planned for your celebrations while investing minimum cost and efforts into the cause. You get in touch with a reputable service provider, explore the many furniture options they have in their catalogue, provide the details of your requirement (date, time, number of guests etc.) and finalize your order. That is all that will be needed to get top notch furniture delivered to your event venue on your big day.

Event furniture hire – benefits
• You get a good deal on hiring event furniture- a much more economical prospect as compared to buying everything new.
• You get professional looking, well maintained and amazingly designed furniture for the comfort of your guests – that is way better than anything you can get from your home.
• Event furniture hire also lets you choose from a wide variety of designs and styles. It makes it easy to find the most suitable choice for your event as per your existing décor and color theme.
• Rental companies offer all kinds of options for you to choose from – conference tables, dining options, special seating arrangements, simple chairs, pews-style seating and much more. Choose the most suitable furniture in accordance with the nature of your event.
• The headache of maintaining, storing and transporting the furniture is for the rental company. Everything will be delivered to and picked up from your venue, completely hassle free!

Event furniture hire – how to
There are several event rental specialists who can offer the best furniture for your event. You get latest designs and trends at a reasonable price. These companies have a comprehensive catalog for all types of events. The easiest way to contact these specialists is online or over a phone call. You can even go to their website and choose the furniture you wish to have for your respective event. Once you have found what furniture you need, consider the budget next. Make sure you ask the supplier for the best deal on your chosen event furniture. Here it is very important to note their damage or repair policy. As you are taking the event furniture on rent, make sure you take care of the items so as there is no damage or crack, else you will have to pay more.

Juggling Living in the Now and Our Businesses

Does anyone else find this quite a tightrope walk? It can be quite mind boggling!

The Past, Future but rarely Present

The business world at large demands projections, business plans, analysis of data and constant checking of figures – which area of our business should we concentrate on next, which country should we try to conquer next? A full time job in itself if we don’t have people to help us out!

All of the above serve to keep us in either the past or the future. The present moment is fleeting and reflects what we have been doing in the past anyway – so why spend so much time analysing it? Surely, by looking at the present moment and where we are – not just in business, but in our lives – we have a pretty accurate yardstick of how we have been creating our lives to date.

Business is a Serious Business

Most businesses are run with the aim of making money – yes, I know – I’m stating the obvious! However, isn’t it just this factor that takes the joy out of many businesses? A bit like a person who loves amateur dramatics, but when they decide to transfer over to the professional stage the joy dissipates because now their lifestyle depends on their success. There is a mantle of seriousness which now envelopes them and, except for a fortunate few, it’s not fun anymore, but business.

This very seriousness is what ties people up in knots, makes them tense, stressed and out of touch with their intuition and guidance. There is too much fear of failure and thoughts of not having enough money to support themselves, needing to go back into work that they hate doing just to make ends meet and even the fear of people telling them ‘I told you so!’

There are many layers to starting our own business. It’s about making ourselves vulnerable because we can ultimately be rejected by the world and nobody wants what we have to offer. The ultimate rejection! It takes courage to take that leap of faith.

We have to be Passionate

Loving what we do is really the only way to have any chance of a successful business, and I’m not just talking about money. I’m sure all of us have had dealings with businesses which have been run delightfully – restaurants that serve the most delicious food for example. Then one day we visit our favourite restaurant and the food isn’t quite as good, the service isn’t quite as personal and, on enquiry, we find that the restaurant has changed hands. The passion and energy of the person/people that started it has gone and, unless the restaurant is taken over by people with equal passion, the customers are going to feel the difference. Is there ever the same level of passion shown for a business which is already a running concern versus one that has been built from scratch with blood, sweat and tears? I don’t know, but I doubt it.

It is our energy which runs our business. We can have unlimited funds to throw at it, but unless we have passion for what we do that money is going to go down the drain, as potential customers will sense that we aren’t in business for the love of it, but purely as a way of making as much money as we can, in as short a time as possible. We won’t show up as people that they can trust!

Getting Things into Perspective

I think that it is imperative to focus on the present moment to stay sane in business. We can easily be forever looking at next month, next year or 5 years hence as to what our business should have achieved by then – along with that is all the pressure of trying to make that imaginary path an actual reality. If we have started a business with borrowed money, we also have the stress of having to report in on our successes or failures to meet financial deadlines. Our stress levels rise exponentially if we are in that situation!

The same as an artist will create a work of art or a piece of music, putting their heart and soul into it, and then tentatively release it into the world in the hope that someone out there will grasp its essence and understand what was in their heart at the time of composition. That is what it is like with our businesses – we put our hearts and souls into them and then hope that somebody, anybody, out there ‘gets it’ and will join us on our journey.

Ultimately, there are no guarantees that our businesses will be financially successful, but we can guarantee that they are emotionally successful on a day to day basis through following our intuition and doing what we love in each and every moment. Using this method will probably mean that projections fly out the window, as we can be lead down an entirely different path and our business could serve completely another purpose to the one we had originally envisaged. We could also be lead to change to another business, or travel another path – who knows. Life is full of surprises!

My point is that when we focus on the future and the money we feel we need to make (sometimes just for worldly validation), we often distance ourselves from the heart of our business, and the reason why we started it. Fear is what we feel when we imagine that we won’t make self-imposed deadlines – again, it’s often all about the money! Then our business suddenly becomes this massive thing which takes over all of our life, and we start to see it as the means of our ultimate glory or destruction – we see our whole lives depending on its success. Then the tables are turned – instead of us being the owner of our business, our business becomes the owner of our life!

I know people who don’t run their own businesses who are working jobs that they absolutely hate, but they fear leaving or losing those jobs because they have tied their whole existence to them. They don’t have enough faith in the Universe to provide for their needs, and transfer the power of the Universe to the company they are working for – making it the be all and end all! If they could just step away from their fears of destitution and homelessness, they would see that the company is merely a tool for the Universe to provide for their needs, and that they can change that and create a much more pleasant and worthwhile experience for themselves.

Similarly, if we can view our business as a tool the Universe has given us to either provide for our material needs and/or our emotional needs, that will help us to lighten up and enjoy the experience. However, if we see our business as our only means of survival, then it’s like having a partner that we rely on to supply every aspect of our happiness! It just doesn’t happen!


I believe that each of us has a unique path to follow and that we are only shown one step of that path at a time. The journey unfolds as we take the next step, and our mind-set and emotions are the keys to our final destination. If we move forward with joy and anticipation, then we find that in every moment. If we move forward with fear and trepidation, we similarly find that in every moment. We can choose to be a creator or a victim – the choice is ours. The good news is that we can change direction at any time – by living in the present moment and being grateful for what we have at that specific time. The more grateful we are, the more things we receive to make us even more grateful. I’m not saying anything new – a lot of people are talking about this and have been for many years. The thing is – it works!

There is more talk now than ever about moving to a world without money – much to the dismay of the people who own all the money I’m sure! I feel that this would bring real freedom of expression and enable each of us to live in the way we dream of. For some that is an affluent lifestyle, for others it’s a tiny home deep in a forest, or by the sea.

I have manifested many things in my life without the use of money – some just appeared out of the blue as the result of a wish, and others I acquired through barter – a reading swapped for a crystal for instance. I plug in directly to the Universe and trust it to supply all my needs. I then relax and enjoy my life on a day to day basis – I don’t look too far ahead in a focused manner, though I do like to day dream about the direction I would like to travel in. I do this with a light touch and lack of attachment, so if my life takes a different turn then it’s no big deal. This enables me to relegate my business to a comfortable part of my life – if it becomes a roaring success then that’s great, but if it doesn’t that is also okay, because the Universe will provide for my needs in another, often mysterious and unexpected, way. Ultimately, I am looked after whichever way it turns out and the upside is that I can really enjoy working within my business and fulfilling my mental and emotional needs, without the pressure of being attached to financial goals.

People will either like what I am offering or not – there is no way that I can control that and I’m not going to change what I do or who I am in order to attract a larger audience. I can only be who I am and do what makes me happy – I refuse to live my life compromising or changing myself to suit others. That is not the route to a happy and authentic life! I do know that the people who are meant to join me on my journey will find me, or I will find them. Of that I have no doubt. It’s the Law of Attraction!