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Why do it alone, when we can work together and you can leverage our years of experience in the speed dating industry?  This will be your own business, with your own website, but you will not have to start from scratch!  We are not going to hand you a speed dating kit and say "good luck."   We will be their every step of the way.  If you succeed, we succeed.  Lets do this together!


The following pertains to hosting events outside of New York City and Long Island.
If you are looking for information on hosting events within Long Island and NYC click here.


Are you ready to be a star in your community and start spreading the love and make a few bucks as well?  

The Opportunity

  • Run your own business!, but not be in business by yourself.
  • Host your own speed dating and singles events and keep 25-50% of the event sales.  
  • Expand your social circle and make new friends!
  • Make a difference in people's lives.


What we give you

  • Training- Full training via phone and email will be provided on an ongoing basis.  This will include assistance with advisement with regard to marketing, facilitating events, customer service, venue selection and other duties related to organizing and conducting events.  Starting a speed dating business is no easy task, but we will teach you step by step how to run your own successful events.

  • Website-  You will be provided with your own website and back end administrative system (used for building events and sending match results).

  • Mailing List- We will assist in building and maintaining an email list of potential attendees.

  • Newsletter-  We will send an email newsletter to the mailing list a minimum of 1x per week, updating them on current and future events.  

  • Event Calendars-  Company will provide a list of approximately 60+ online calendars where you can post your events.  We also offer an optional service of submitting the events for you.

  • Software- Company will provide software necessary to prepare materials for the events and to send participants their matches afterwards.

  • Telephone number- Company shall pay for a dedicated voice mail local number.  Contractor shall have the option of providing a cell phone number on the voice mail. 

  • Search Engine Optimization

 

  • Payment processing

Be your own boss
This will be your own small business and you will be paid as a 1099.  You will have the advantage of leveraging our proven system of running successful singles events.  We eliminate the headaches of building and maintaining your own website, dealing with payment processing, creating your own forms, building software and much more.   Your focus will be on marketing and running the events.


Your expenses
You will need a starter kit that includes letter holders, stopwatch, portable address system, business cards, name tags. If approved into the program, you would be responsible for $100, or half of the starter kit cost which is normally about $200..  

You will have minimal ongoing expenses associated with running your events (e.g nametags, pens, paper, printing, gas, tipping staff, business cards, marketing etc).  These expenses are tax deductible.  

 

What you need

  • High Speed Internet Access (that means no dial up)
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A printer (preferably a laser, but an ink jet will also do)
  • Your own car and a valid driverís license/insurance
  • Your own cell phone  
  • A credit card

The type of person we want

  • Someone who is self motivated and is looking to take ownership of a small territory.

     
  • Presentable.  You need to have a good sense of style and make a nice appearance.

  • Personable.  People are nervous when coming to a singles event and part of your responsibilities would be to make them feel welcome.

  • Someone who is able to think on their feet and think outside the box when necessary.  When you deal with the public, you never know what can happen.

  • Must be computer savvy, a self starter and interested in learning about Social Media.

  • Financially Responsible- To qualify, all organizers must have a credit card.  This provides us with an additional check to ensure the organizer is financially responsible.  

  • Organized and pays meticulous attention to details.

  • Social Marketing savy-  Be active on Facebook and other social media outlets
    to help promote the events.



    Some of your responsibilities

    • Filling the room- Running the events is the easy part.  One of your main responsibilities will be to handle the marketing and get participants to take part in the event.  We will help you.

    • Securing event venues- The Contractor will identify and secure appropriate venues.  You will follow our proven system to get quality venues.

    • Answering and returning phone calls/emails from interested individuals.

    • Marketing, advertising and promotion of events.  This may include leaving promotional cards and flyers with local businesses, attending trade shows, getting lists of local sources that publish singles events.

    • Organization, Preparation and facilitation of events by building specific events online, generating print materials, and running events. 

    • Processing and sending results of matches to participants within 14 hours of the event. 

    • Shall fulfill any other duties reasonably requested by the Company and agreed to by the Contractor.

      Background Check

      A full background check including searches of driver records (looking for DWIís etc), criminal records, credit report, civil litigation, rent/prior employer references and others searches would be conducted.  You would also be required to sign a non-compete agreement, enforceable for 24 months.  Applicants with DWI or criminal convictions will not be considered.

      What to do next?

      This is a very exciting opportunity and we want to be your partner in making this a success.  If you would like to proceed in the application process, the next step is:

      1) Email Jay Rosensweig at Info@Weekenddating.com to request an application.  Submit the application and resume along with a current photo headshot for consideration.

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