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Question added to topic Starting a BusinessSeptember 5, 2008

Is it possible to profit from organizing a career/job fair?

I would like to organize a career fair in my city. The population exceeds 4 million, and job seekers are abundant! It would be outside the United States, but most legal rules still apply. Can I make money through sponsorships and selling tickets to attend?
Yes. Job fairs are an excellent way to profit because you can get income from both sides--from companies wanting to appear at the fair (booth space rental) and job seekers (tickets).

That said, you must know your numbers and develop a sound plan--the profit doesn't "magically" appear. Will you have enough job seekers? Will you  have enough companies wanting to rent/purchase booths? Will you be able to justify both in seeking sponsorships?

There are a lot of variables to consider, but if you can make the numbers work, it could be a business model you could continue to take "on the road" to different locations.

All the best.
Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH. As an entrepreneur, author and business coach, he has owned and operated more than two dozen companies including his main company, ActionCOACH, which has more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries.

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