The Bossy Clucker ladies are back to finish out their tenth week with Amanda Sutter, the founder of the Suburban Parent Network. In this episode, we learn more about the details of event planning and what Amanda has learned with her experience. The trio discuss how legal is helpful when planning for events and we learn about Amanda's go-to tools for planning events.
- How to CYA (cover your ass) for events (02:20)
- Having the details written down
- Partnership Agreements
- Waivers being signed
- Having a “soft” RSVP date for events (05:21)
- What Amanda’s go-to tools are (06:17)
- EventBrite for Ticketing
- Social Media
- What is the most surprising thing Amanda has to plan for (08:06)
- Explaining the details over and over
- Learn more about Amanda with our Rapid 5 Questions (11:28)
Meet the Expert:
Amanda has always had the entrepreneur bug, opening her first business, a women’s clothing boutique at the age of 22. After moving the business online and realizing the value of learning from successful executives, she worked as an Executive Assistant supporting CEOs, Presidents and CFOs of large law firms and financial advisory firms. It was through this work, Amanda realized her love of planning events.
With experience hosting events for up to 500 guests, seeing each event from early contract negotiation to end of event break down, she understands the importance of providing guests white glove service to create a memorable experience.
Amanda launched Suburban Parent Network in February of 2017 to create a Network for parents and families in the Western suburbs of Chicago by hosting social events and informational workshops.
Meet the Bossy Clucker Co-Hosts:
Kathy E. Austin is a growth strategist, speaker and the founder of Boss Rising, a movement for creative leaders. Kathy brings over 15 years of small business and corporate expertise, during which time she unearthed the secrets of being a bossy-ass boss earning her a “real-life MBA.” Kathy helps creative leaders take their existing companies and crank it up to the place they’ve dreamed about by implementing her assessment tool the Six Pillars of Growth and through the Boss Rising Growth Accelerator. Kathy recently relocated to Seattle with her family where she cannot get enough of all the frickin’ mountains, chasing her littles, and making wine with her husband under the Perseid Peak label.
KT Speetzen is the CEO of Mother Cluckers Comedy, LLC. By day she teaches everyone from entrepreneurs, politicians to corporations the power of comedic storytelling for branding and engagement. By night she’s the and the Creator and Producer of Chicago’s The Mother Cluckers Comedy Troupe. In previous lives, KT has worked behind the scenes in documentary television for A&E, The History Channel and National Geographic, in addition to earning her Masters in Education and her National Boards Certification while teaching for the Chicago Public Schools. KT loves David Bowie, her crazy family, and is slowly starting to understand Twitter.