Strengths: Have been in the market longer, have established a reputation and client base.
Weakness: Reputation precedes them, no systems-based businesses designed to produce consistent results; focus on smaller events, specialized events are main focused rather than all events; do not have the supporting products to market with, or instead of, event planning services.
Ability to transport and house persons for overnight stays.
Able to internalize costs of transportation and equipment.
The benefits and drawbacks of each of our competitors as compared with the services we offer are hardly a match in quality and price.
Strengths: On-site facilities, equipment, and support staff.
You need to be comfortable researching options, haggling with suppliers to bring prices down, and hunting for the best pricing available to you.
Internships and volunteer positions can all help you get enough real-world experience to land your first job.
Reach out to events in your area that you admire and see if you can volunteer on their team.
Most teams would be grateful An internship can help provide valuable, hands-on experience, as well as a taste of what event planning will actually be like.