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5 Ways Your Caterer Can Ruin Your Event or Party

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A well-planned event/party seems to run flawlessly. Drinks flow, food is served appropriately, empty plates cleared away, and there never seems to be any mess! Creating a smooth-running event is more than just arriving with food and drinks – there is also a fair bit of science behind a fabulous party! When a caterer asks you a lot of questions before giving you a full estimate, it is because they are trying to determine all the variables in the “party equation.” This way, they can determine the perfect menu. And amount of items needed to bring to your party to make your event a success!

This is really good and should be the case always for any event, but…

There are equal cases where the exact opposite of the above is experienced and events end up being a disaster in terms of food, drinks, and other refreshments. On that note, here are 5 possible ways your caterer can ruin your event.

Food Poisoning: This can be a real big disaster if you ask me. Now I’m not talking about guests being poisoned in the real sense of it. No, not at all! What I mean is a situation where the food is not well made or some guests are allergic to something in the food. And they have to keep going to the bathroom, taking turns in the process. This will totally ruin the day and give guests something unpleasant to talk about long after the event.

Not Enough Food: This is one bad experience that keeps occurring in a lot of events today. You’re invited to a party or an event with the hope that you will get proper refreshment, because you were counted (Invitation). When it’s time to be served, the catering attendant tells you there’s no more food and nothing can be done about it. This is one experience I wouldn’t want any event organiser to go through, especially if the flaw came from the Caterer.

Caterer not showing up on Time: Imagine having to organise an event where everything seemed to be going smoothly, guests are having a great time, up to the point where the time for food and refreshments come up. You look around for the Caterer, who was supposed to have showed up long before the event commenced and the caterer is nowhere to be found. Imagine if you have already paid the caterer ahead for the service, yet the caterer still shows up late or, disappears during the event or in a worse case, does not show up at all.

Corrupt Caterer: Think about this for a minute; you have paid your caterer based on your needs. You have also communicated the importance of quality to your caterer and not just quantity. Then in the middle of the event, the food is served and you notice everyone squeezing their face in a disappointing manner. You then taste the food yourself and find out that your caterer did not just go against your requirements and instructions, but went ahead to provide distasteful food. How would you feel? I sure know how I would feel…

Overall Terrible Service: Think about this as well. You’ve planned out a great birthday party, the venue is amazing, great decor, fantastic music and entertainment, and everybody is having a nice time. Then the menu is served; your caterer comes in with his/her entourage and you expect to have a great service to round things up. Imagine this is not the case, first the food isn’t tasty as expected, and the Caterer’s attendants are as rude as can be without the slightest knowledge of proper customer service & etiquette. To worsen things, the food and drinks finishes before half the guests arrive. Do I need to ask again how you would feel?

Jambolo.com, specializes in showcasing only, caterers with a wealth of experience, mostly with respect to service delivery and professionalism. Caterers on Jambolo.com are properly scrutinized and reviewed appropriately before being registered on the platform. So that when the next client comes calling, he/she will be well informed towards making a good choice/selection.

Are you looking for a Caterer to make your event special and memorable? Visit Jambolo.com today, your peace of mind matters to us.

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5 Profitable Business Ideas for Introverts

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If you’re an introvert, chances are you have had jobs that you did not enjoy. You have several qualities which makes you independent minded, and thrive when you work alone.
Understandably, you want to find an enjoyable career path that provides you satisfaction and comfort.
As an introvert, you would prefer
  • work which doesn’t involve teams
  • a business that lets you work remotely
  • to do away with a lot of networking
Here are 5 business ideas that fit the above

Graphic Design

The perfect job for people who love to work behind the scenes, graphic design is a great way to make a living. It is easy to get started as far as you’re tech savvy and inclined towards arts.
Equipment needed: Computer and design software.

Writing Service

There are loads of option to choose when it comes to writing. Blogging, freelance writing, copywriting, technical writing and script writing all have significant demand. Demand is set to keep growing as digital business growth continues. It is important to select a niche and focus on writing great content.
Equipment needed: Computer

Resume Writer

With millions of job seekers in Nigeria, resume writing can be a lucrative business. You can offer your services to job seeking clients and helping them put together resumes and cover letters.
Equipment needed: Computer

App Developer

Introverts make excellent app developers due to their introverted nature. This makes app development a great option for an introvert. Developing apps is a niche skillset, and there is a huge demand for app developers.
Equipment needed: Computer, training courses, app development kits

Content Creator

Content creation as a business is as broad as it gets. Content comes in various formats – Video, text and graphics. These formats can further drill down to focus on informative and entertaining content. Depending on preference and skills, content creation is quite lucrative and satisfying.
Equipment needed: Computer, design and editing software
Do you have a suggestion on a business idea that should make the list? Do let us know.
 
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5 reasons you can get capital to fund your business

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An entrepreneur with an existing business or a promising business idea that requires funding can access funding due to following reasons:

  1. Government interventions: Governments support local entrepreneurs because they are key drivers of any economy. Local entrepreneurs create jobs, generate revenue for government by paying taxes, and contribute to national GDP.
  2. Profit: The purpose of every investor, bank, venture capital and private equity firm is to invest for profit. If no investment is made, there will be no profit.
  3. Foreign policy: Annually,  the international development organizations of developed nations spend huge amounts to fund promising ideas, projects and initiatives all over the world. 
  4. Social impact: Numerous NGOs, Corporate organizations and philanthropists invest actively in entrepreneurs every year. The funds they invest are usually given as grants, prize money and donations as part of an organization’s corporate social responsibility, societal impact efforts or for enhanced public perception.
  5. Innovation race: Every year, multinational organizations spend billions on programs that allow them to identify and nurture top talents, discover disruptive business ideas that could change industry landscape.

To be able to access funding on the above listed basis, you have to align your business to appeal to the motivations of these fund providing organizations. Do your due diligence. Look out for any of the funding organizations that best suits you and put your best feet forward.

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