Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: My name is Jon'll Boyd and I am the owner and CEO of Completely Yours Events, an event planning and design firm in the Washington DC Area. Our competitive advantage is simple—We care about your event. Beyond our passion for our own industry, we develop a passion for yours. We understand that your annual conference, meeting, gala or event is at the heart of your organization. It is the time when your members or associates network, it provides world class education, it shares the mission of your organization with ambassadors, and it generates revenue to ensure your strength in the future.
We are experts in the event industry and provide our clients with a slate of new and progressive services along with our solid foundation of award winning event management skills built on over 15 years experience. I am also an advocate and mentor to beginning and transitioning planners who are struggling with understanding how to build the foundation of their business, incur a profit and provide an contagiously happy customer experience.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? I always say the event industry found me after I was downsized and let go from my corporate job. It came as quite the shock and a blow to my security so I knew moving forward I wanted to create experiences for and be of service to others on my own terms and not someone else's.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? I would say don't be afraid to leap but leap with a plan. Do your research on the industry, invest in yourself and educate yourself so that you know that you know you are serious about your craft.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: Letting go. You have to be willing to bring others into your fold at some point. Yes you may start of a solopreneur but eventually you have to grow and so does your business. This was a challenge for me because I felt like "I needed" to be the one to do everything when actuality I needed to create processes because over half of those things someone else could do and do just as good if not better than I could.
What is next for your brand/business in 2017? I am not really sure exactly what is next for us because we are growing and expanding more and more each year. I really rely heavily on my faith and listen for direction on what aligns with our purpose as a brand and a business. I am excited to see what is next though! Who knows Completely Yours Events International?!
How can readers connect with you online and through social media? I love meeting and connecting with new people so please connect with me and reach out to us online: FB- Completely Yours Events LLC, FB- Jon'll Boyd, FB-The Planners Suite Instagram- CompletelyYours, Instagram- theplannerssuite Twitter- @CompletelyY