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I’ve been struggling hard to pay my bills, afford the basics and help my mom since 2007. I am 37-years-old with six years of event convention experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. I studied business and I would like to grow into the events industry and working independent such as customer service, light office duties, a paid attendee, greeter, usher, and VIP type of events. I enjoy working in this industry. I am registered with a lot of employment agencies, but they don’t keep me busy and some of them play too many games and politics. I am too experienced and creative for their nonsense. I want to be independent and hopefully turn my skills into a small business opportunity where I can help a struggling, underemployment individual like myself in the near future. It’s very hard, and I need great feedback on a positive and outstanding solution that’s going to work. I am tired of spending time, money, and energy on creative ways of improvement without a different result such as social networking, job fairs, transportation, and researching. I want to be free from this poverty plantation of running out of food, unable to pay bills, help my mother, and not being able to afford the basics (transportation) and etc. I want to be happy, healthy and be successful in life. Do you have any feedback? Thank you!

A TDL Reader

  • Sim1brig

    I know your looking to start your own business but, have you considered getting on with one of the hotels that offers large event space.  I worked in the Catering/Convention’s in the New Orleans area for years, this type of experience was very well rounded and prepared me and coworkers for their own businesses in the industry.   I had my hands in every aspect of planning menus, entertainment, cost analysis, subcontract contacts….from weddings, meetings, Mardi Gras Balls and everything in between.  Grant it I am no longer in the business today, I moved and started and new chapter in my life, but 10 plus years in the business was truly valuable and those skill I learned crossed over into so many other positions out side of the hospitality industry.  Also, you may want to go and speak to some of the cities convention and visitors bureaus to help you get your foot in the door.  Good luck and good thoughts go out to you!

  • slellman

    Something is a miss.  From the sounds of your story it seems you have the right experience, however, you are not getting business and unable to thrive personally or financially.  In my opinion, which take it or leave it :-)  You need to listen to your heart and follow what it says.  As the other person that replied said, they took their experience and applied it else where in other industries. San Francisco is an expensive area, maybe your skills are meant to be followed in another location?  Or maybe you need to hit a low in life and work to explore what is in your heart to see why you are not happy or thriving.  What if you are meant to do so much more in this world then events in San Francisco.  Turn inward and follow what you hear in your heart with love.  Helping others when it comes from your heart, the money will follow.  Peace be with you and within you.

    Stacy

  • Lucy Houston

    Dear friend, Here is my feedback. I hear in your question a lot about what you want. What you are hoping to get out of this experience. What you need from your work. That is good to consider and important to ask. But it’s just as important to ask, what are you willing to give? What are other people looking for? People pay for services based on what they need, not based on wanting to fulfill your needs. Try asking how you can be of service, how you can make others happy, how you can create a beautiful experience for people in the industry you want to work in. When you can begin to shift your focus to serving others, they will come a-knocking, and will pass along your good name far and wide.  Just my thoughts!  good luck. xoxo

  • Kair1234

    what i “hear” is a lot of struggle.  is there a possibilty you may be burned-out with the hospitaliy/events genre.  maybe you could use something specific you have garnered and start a new untapped resource.  and, oh how i agree with previous comment regarding the city of SF to maintain the cost of living when your work is slow.  maybe a new location would be a start.