ATX Event Co-Op

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What is the ATX Event Co-Op?

Do I really need it?

Co-Op Basics

Being a member of the Co-Op is like being in business for yourself, not by yourself.

Co-Op members can harness the knowledge of the collective group to boost their business, grow faster, and build a stronger foundation.

Do You Need the Co-Op?

Do you have an amazing idea that you’d like to integrate into your business?

Has your current business hit a plateau in sales?

Is your business experiencing growing pains?

Do you want to add rentals to your business without having to invest in inventory?

Do you feel like you should be farther along, doing higher dollar events and getting paid what you’re worth, not just what you can get?

Do you have questions about other aspects of your events and aren’t sure who to ask?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a good fit for the ATX Event Co-Op.

Are you tired of meeting clients at coffee shops?

That awkward feeling when you text your client from the car as you’re walking in.
Then, as you stare at your phone waiting for a response, you frantically search for someone with blonde hair and a blue shirt only to see a brunette with a teal shirt waving and calling your name.

 

What if you had a team of talented vendors to help you:
  • build your business and teach you about theirs
  • boost your social media posts
  • as a contract team member at your events and hire you for their events
  • brainstorm ways to get you more clients
  • do all of these things for less than the cost of a small office.

If you said yes to one or more of these questions you may be a good fit for the ATX Event Co-Op.

 

The ATX Event Co-Op is more than a centrally located space to meet clients.

 

It’s a highly curated group of talented up and coming vendors in the Austin event industry who share space, resources, boost each other’s businesses, and learn from each other.

 

 

 

Of course, if you don’t need a business boost and just need a place to meet clients, we can help you with that, too!

What We Can Help You With

Visioning

Branding

Planning

Marketing

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Research

Hiring

Networking

Operations

Our Approach

Every member of the Co-Op owns a wedding and event related business. We act as mentors, sounding boards, contract labor, and friends. We trust each other and want to see each other succeed. We meet in person to network, catch up, set goals, and hold each other accountable. We answer each other’s questions and give honest feedback when asked. We learn about each other’s businesses and understand where our own business fits in the grand scheme. We expect every member to participate and understand that the more we help each other, the more our own business will flourish.

We work hard, we have fun, and we never forget that our clients honor us by allowing us to be part of one of the most important events of their lives.

Expand Your Sales, Marketing, & Networking Reach

While the algorithem for every social media company is different, one thing is the same. The more interaction your profile gets, the better you will rank. Co-Op members follow, like and comment on each other’s posts across multiple social media channels. The more you participate, the more opportunities you have for exposure to other member’s followers. It’s a win-win situation, and the best part is that it’s free!

Have an Active Vision, Strategy, & Roadmap to Reach Your Goals

Each Co-Op meeting has a series of exercises to help you establish better processes to run your business. For example, we can help you define your ideal client, find them, and sell to them, learn about SEO and the importance of blogging, share time saving tools, etc.

Whether your business is a year old or ten years old, we all want to get to the next level. We help each other set goals and hold each other accountable for achieving them.

Scale & Maintain Healthy Operations & Culture

Do you stress out every time you need help with an event? No longer! Your fellow co-op members are a built-in labor pool. You already know and trust them and they already know and trust you. You’ll be able to handle more events and larger events knowing you have the staffing resources available to pull it off.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Co-Op Marketing?

Co-op marketing is generally something only available to large groups and franchisees. Group members and franchisees can pool their resources for a larger or more frequent ad buy or to amplifiy their reach. For example, if you’ve ever seen “find at the following participating stores” you’ve seen co-op marketing.

Although we may sometimes choose to buy ads together, our co-op marketing is more like an Instagram pod across multiply social media channels. We each agree to follow, like and comment on other co-op members posts to help boost interaction and enhance our credibility.

How Do I Know if the ATX Event Co-Op Is Right for Me?

Is your business experiencing growing pains? Do you feel like you should be farther along, doing higher dollar events and getting paid what you’re worth, not just what you can get?

 

Are you tired of meeting clients at coffee shops? That awkward feeling when you text your client from the car as you’re walking in. Then, as you stare at your phone waiting for a response, you frantically search for someone with blonde hair and a blue shirt only to see a brunette with a teal shirt waving and calling your name.

 

Do you have questions about other aspects of your events and aren’t sure who to ask?

 

What if you had a team of talented vendors to help you:
  • build your business and teach you about theirs
  • boost your social media posts
  • as a contract team member at your events and hire you for their’s
  • brainstorm ways to get you more clients
  • do all of these things for less than the cost of a small office.

If you said yes to one or more of these questions you may be a good fit for the ATX Event Co-Op.

Does the Co-Op Only Accept Established Companies?

Yes, but we only require your business to be a year old to qualify. Because our membership is limited to 2 businesses per category and we each own and run businesses of our own, we don’t have the resources to help anyone start a business from the ground up.

What types of resources do Co-Op members share?

Besides studio space, members have the option to pool their rental items, make money even when they don’t have an event, and rent out items without having to invest in inventory

They also have a built-in labor pool and have the option to contract to work each other’s events and hire other members to help with their own.

Most importantly, we share knowledge. We learn how other event businesses work and find out what has worked for other members in real-world situations. From paid advertising to time-saving tools, we freely share what works for us.

Do You Have to Join the Co-Op to Rent Out the Conference Room?

No, if you just need a quiet place to meet a client you are welcome to rent by the hour as long as the room is available.