Are you passionate about planning events? Have you ever wanted to be your own boss and set your own schedule while pursuing something you enjoy? Now you can make your dreams a reality. This comprehensive guide--now updated in its third edition--contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow an event-planning business. Using plain language and easy-to-follow worksheets, Jill Moran takes you through every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based event planning business. She shares her professional experience and expert advice on everything from estimating start-up costs and finding clients to planning and executing weddings, parties, corporate events, fund-raisers, and more! Whether you're just starting to explore your options or are an event planning wizard looking to be your own boss, this guide can help you establish and build your own successful home-based business.