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Full Payment Plan

$748

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$948

Save $100
$188 deposit and 4 installments of $190 for a total of $948

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Extended Installment Plan

$1048

Lowest Monthly Payments
$76 deposit and 12 installments of $81 for a total of $1048

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Save $300
Pay only $748 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$188 deposit and 4 installments of $190 for a total of $948

Lowest Monthly Payments
$76 deposit and 12 installments of $81 for a total of $1048

  All prices are in US dollars.

Accelerate Your Business Workshop

$748 or $81/mo

As a business owner, your work goes far beyond planning and décor. To succeed in the industry, you need the business savvy to effectively market yourself, network with vendors, and manage the back end of your business. QC’s Accelerate Your Business Workshop gives you the tools you need to bring your event and wedding planning business to the next level.

Learn about branding, social media, content marketing, search engine optimization and other advanced marketing tools. Your workshop includes additional optional units on business communications, project management and financial management, allowing you to target the aspects of business ownership you need to succeed.

You’ll work one-on-one with your tutor to complete a personalized development project that targets your unique business needs. During a one-on-one Skype call, you’ll discuss your business plan in-depth to evaluate the most important steps to take. With guidance from experienced and successful business owners, you’ll have the knowledge to build a solid foundation for your career.

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Invest in your business to gain clients and connections, manage your work effectively, and create a more profitable future.

Prerequisites: Students must own a business in the event industry.


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Your Independent Development Project

Independent Development Project

Your business is unique, and so are your business needs. That’s why you have the option of completing a personalized Independent Development Project at the end of your course. Your tutor will get to know you and your business intimately. Then, she’ll create an advanced assignment covering an area of your business that you’d like to work on. You’ll set up an exclusive Skype session with your tutor for in-depth feedback on your work and learn where your business can go next.

Meet Your Tutors

Athena

Athena DeVonne—Owner, Coalesce Creations

Once a QC Event School student herself, Athena has made a name for herself as a leading Dallas wedding and event planner. The rapid success and growth of Coalesce Creations is testament to her expertise as a planner and as a business owner. She channels her talents for creativity, design and networking into every aspect of her work and approaches her business with passion and dedication. As a tutor, Athena is eager to help new event planners achieve business success.


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Heather Vickery—Owner and Event Director of Greatest Expectations Special Events and Weddings

Heather’s diverse career includes experience in event design, marketing, hotel sales, authenticity coaching and non-profit event management, all of which she brings to the table as an event planner and business owner. In its sixteen years of operation, Greatest Expectations Special Event & Weddings, Inc. has grown to be one of Chicago’s most celebrated event planning and design firms. Her extensive publication record has helped Heather make a name for herself both locally and nationally.

Your Workshop Curriculum

Unit A

  • Begin with a business evaluation and learn to develop your brand
  • Learn about identifying target clients
  • Find strategies for dealing with industry competition and running promotions
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Unit B

  • Discover website design and success in social media
  • Learn about Search Engine Optimization
  • Understand how to use website analytics
  • Know how to gain testimonials
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Unit C

  • Learn about low-cost marketing channels
  • Understand content marketing and how to run a successful blog
  • Learn to create email newsletters
  • Study strategies for pay per click advertising
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Unit D

  • Learn strategies for building your portfolio
  • Understand how to managing photo permissions
  • Learn about portfolio professionalism, planning a styled shoot, and publishing your work
  • Find out how to create a video portfolio
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Unit E

  • Discover vendor networking
  • Develop email skills
  • Learn to create effective proposals
  • Study types of business documents
  • Learn strategies for verbal communication and conflict resolution
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Unit F

  • Develop strategies for organization
  • Learn about single project management
  • Understand wedding planning management, as well as corporate planning management
  • Study planning methods and systems
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Unit G

  • Learn how to manage multiple projects and use prioritization
  • Discover marketing management, plus delegation and team management
  • Burnout: Avoidance and Recovery
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Unit H

  • Discover the Language of Finance
  • Learn about budgeting, understanding financial reports, and working with accountants
  • Know strategies for collecting payment
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Unit I

  • Identify a business challenge
  • Complete a personalized assignment
  • Receive one-on-one feedback via Skype
  • Start planning your business’s future
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Your Workshop Materials

Accelerate Your Business Course Material

QC sends you everything you need to complete your course, including lesson texts, course guides, and video tutorials on DVDs. You’ll gain lifetime access to the Online Student Center where you can find electronic copies of your course materials. Here, you’ll submit assignments, connect with peers, review your tutor’s evaluation and audio feedback, and download customizable business forms and templates.

Download the Course Preview

Download a Course Preview to get an inside look at the Accelerate Your Business course.

  • Find out if the course is right for you

  • Review the complete course curriculum

  • Learn more about your Independent
    Development Project

  • Meet the tutors for this course

  • Review tuition details

Get Started Today

Your passion for planning and professional motivation will lead you to a successful career path in the event and wedding industry. Enroll today to take the first step towards a better future—one where you run your own business.

When you enroll with QC, you have dedicated support specialists to help you every step of the way – from first contact, to graduation, to your career in the industry. We are here to help you succeed.

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