Stepsi team has been extremely busy over the last few months, working on a brand new and cool way to organise events online. We have gathered a lot of valuable feedback from the first organisers we have met and showcased Stepsi to. After evaluating the feedback given by our fellow organisers and event professionals we are now officially ready to show Stepsi Online Event Management Software to more event organisers around the world. In this blog post we would like to outline the main features and give a short explanation on how to start using Stepsi and get the most out of it to help you all manage Top events online!
Stepsi – What it is and how it can help You
Stepsi is an online event management software developed by four young and ambitious event enthusiasts to help event organisers around the globe be more efficient, save their precious time and help them deliver Top events to their clients. Whether you are an experienced event professional organising large conference or just a beginner starting organising smaller event or workshop – Stepsi is tailored for you!
Event organising, just like any business has a lot of risk involved. For some people Risk is associated with a lot of negative factors: nerves, worries, sleepless nights. For others, Risk is something which drives them forward: possibility of success, high rewards, victory! Truth be told, risk is an inevitable part of any business. We have a saying “Who does not risk, does not drink Champagne”. Therefore, it is important to use it to your advantages as an extra power source to your pursuit of Success. No matter how much experience you have, how successful you have been or what your area of expertise is, without proper understanding on how to risk and how to use it to your advantages, it can put you in a dark place and install a fright for all your future endeavours. In this post, I would like to share our beliefs on how to manage risk and minimise it for your event or business venture.
Stepsi Risk Journey
Stepsi.com is a new page in our founder’s trip to success. We are four young guys who have done a lot of interesting projects in our relatively short lives, however, Stepsi might just be the biggest one yet. We have met around 6 months ago and started planning our next big thing. After all the hard work and a gazillion brainstorming and coding sessions we are now almost ready to showcase our MVP version of Event Management Software Stepsi, we worked so hard at. Just like any new venture we have acknowledged our risks and made it our priority to plan everything we do to minimise it. Can it be totally tamed? Of course not. We don’t have that power. A lot of unplanned things happened and undoubtedly will happen in the future. However, we made it our priority to manage it as best as we can. We are people who see risk as a force for drive. Drive to succeed, to create, to achieve something big. We are prepared to risk big to win big. While risk is unpredictable it can be minimised by good planning. It can be controlled and calculated to make it work For you, not against you. To make this more understandable I would like to share a few examples.
Managing events is a lot of fun! It is one of the most vibrant markets and businesses out there, which means you can either love it or well, hate it. However, I believe that there is only one step from hate to love – planning! Last time we have touched a few points on planning in our first blog post, however, I would like to make this simple check list of available tools for event organisers to keep handy when managing an event. Sometimes the simplest truths can be forgotten in the midst of a hectic event management process. That’s when “#%&@” hits the fan and you need to pull yourself together and maintain the direction of the event and your staff. In this article I would like to share a few tools we use in both Event organising and creation of Stepsi.
How to increase productivity by using available tools
As I have already posted in the previous blog post, me and my family have been organising successful international events in Europe, Middle East and will now have another addition in Asia. All completely different markets with different people, traditions and even different business perspectives. It’s ok. We see it all as a challenge. We have grown so fast that it takes time to get used to all these changes. However, we have planned for it from the beginning of our first event and created our own internal system which can scale and help us keep focused on what matters to us the most: our customers/clients. Here is a shortlist of tools which I think each organiser can use and increase their productivity to better manage their events:
Event organising is a very difficult, yet if done correctly, a highly rewarding business. I’m not just talking about the financial rewards, but more importantly an amount of happiness it brings the organisers when their event is a huge success. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your clients or participants extremely happy during the event and receiving a great feedback after the event is over is the best praise you could wish for as an organiser. However, as in any business it takes a lot of hard work to succeed. In this post I would like to compare Startups and events because I believe they share a lot of common ground.
The Startup of the Event
While Startup’s are more associated with Techpreneurs and technological advancements, the bare truth is that any business can be qualified to be named a startup. As long as your business grows fast. Organising an event or series of events can be easily put in this category. Sure it depends on what sort of event you are organising but at the end of the day when one starts organising an event, one wants it to be popular and growing to achieve a set of goals pre-determined in the event planning process. Be it a tech conference, school yard sale or, in my case, an International Dance Competition.
Me and my family have been involved in the ballroom dance industry for many years, however, we became event organisers only 3 years ago. It was a new venture for us and we had to learn all the in’s and out’s of how to make our events a success on the international stage. It took a lot of hard work, a lot of mistakes and even more resolve.Read full acrticle