With the slowing U.S. economy and shrinking budgets, you're going to need some savvy negotiating skills and cost-cutting panache to pull off the meetings your attendees have come to expect. These 16 tips will keep your expenses under control without losing the quality you strive for.
- Keep Your Budget Flexible
Build a contingency of 10 percent into your total budget to take care of unexpected expenses and emergencies. Unforeseen or overlooked costs s