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    T-minus 7 days and it briefly looked like expenses were going to exceed revenue for an important investors-meet-slow food conference. Red alert! Our contract review and renegotiation saved the day.

    Goal

    Reel in costs without sacrificing quality

    Challenge

    Standard contracts were breaking the bank

    Solution

    Cut costs without impacting client experience

    Results

    Our thirty minute review saved the client $30,000.

    Prior to contracting us, this nonprofit had negotiated contracts with the venue, vendors, caterers, etc. Unfortunately, these standard contracts were breaking the bank.  It suddenly dawned on them that the costs were going to eat up any profit. With their three-day conference only weeks away, Slow Money needed our help, fast.

    We took a close look at the two largest contracts — décor rentals and audio visual equipment and labor.  With more than 20 years between us handling contracts, we knew there were ways to cut costs without impacting attendee experience.  Simple tips such as shifting union labor hours, having volunteers refresh the linens, and cutting expensive lighting really added up to big savings.

    Praise

    Paige, Maggie and the entire Kennedy Events team are simply outstanding.  It was a high stress, no-room-for-error situation and the Kennedy Events team nailed it. Without question this was the best team I’ve ever worked with.

    – Ari Derfel, CEO, Gather Restaurant & Dovetail Catering & Events read full testimonial

    photo credits: Filiz Telek, Caroline Kraus, Karen Preuss | Special Thanks to Slow Money
     
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