To Contract or DIY - That Is The Question

Sometimes, the answer is easy. It is easy to decide you need an outside contractor for larger and prominent specialties such as furniture rentals, electricians, and catering. That is how is has always been. These have always been separate fields and trades, and are considered highly detailed specialities. Times are changing, though, and planners are now also finding themselves having to decide whether or not to hire a contractor to do something they used to do themselves just a few years ago. Over the past few years, though, specialty fields like event technology and sustainability have blossomed and grown into unique trades and even career paths. They have become very detailed and time consuming, and each can easily be considered a full time job, just like a caterer and electrician.

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Making the decision to contract out something that you used to do yourself is sometimes difficult. The struggle is real. We understand the amount of pride and confidence that comes with being in the event industry. We also understand that as the industry changes and evolves. Planners are faced with balancing all of the new demands placed upon them. We know that, given the time, planners would be able to learn everything and understand these specialty fields. Time is the deciding factor in this situation. How valuable is your time to you? 

Here are a few ways that contractors like Power Event Group can help you:

  • Give you more time in your day to do other things! Best gift ever! How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to get everything done?
  • Contractors are already experts in their field and can do something in a fraction of the time it would take you to learn it or train someone else to do it.
  • Contractors often have relationships they have already built within the industry, and can provide you with more options and possible discounts.
  • They can work with you and smoothly integrate into your team, increasing your own possibilities and productivity.

Do you have other reasons you hire (or don't hire) contractors? Join the conversation by commenting below!