I didn't want to rush in to the new year blog proclaiming some half-assed resolutions that I thought about for about 30 seconds or stole from someone's Facebook status. I wanted to leisurely make my way in (maybe even sashaying) with some well thought-out goals for Bottle Pop Party Company for 2014. My clients are changing the way we operate in the best ways possible and we need to keep up! So here is my focus for the year…
I'm an internet girl, if you hadn't noticed. I love how small the world can get when you find your niche online. But as we all know, it can't replace the people around us. I want to get to know more and more creative event pros in Philadelphia and its burbs. I want to work together and form relationships with them. I don't want to just network (ugh!), I want to connect with like-minded people who I can help, who can help me and together, make all sorts of pretty parties happen.
In a boutique type of business like Bottle Pop, it's only possible to take on a few events per year. I'm immersed in my client's biggest events and am in touch with them more often than my own friends a lot of the time. Customer service has always been huge to me but I'm all about taking it to the next level…the overall client experience. It's the little touches and details, outside of the event itself that can make a client feel welcomed and taken care of. That's my goal.
I've already made the decision in the past to be as me as I possibly can. Let my Shannon light shine, if you will. But the more time I spend online, the easier it is to be led astray, design-wise. The urge to follow trends, do what everyone else is doing, that sort of thing. Well that's boring. I want to keep my events different, to be completely created in my head with all of the magic and champagne bubbles that float around up there.
So Happy New Year guys!
It's gonna be a good one, I can feel it!
Or maybe that's the bubbles...