Originally published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/decisions-frank-bussey

You’re in charge, so much to do, where to start. Make a plan of all the areas surrounding your event. Create a check list and then decide the importance of every area as it pertains to your spectators as well as the bottom line.

If it is an outdoor event the view for the spectator is paramount as space is usually limited. It’s what they are paying for.

If you are having high profile people participate or attend you event, steps need to be taken to protect them as well as your attendees. This is not an easy process, so get help from your local law enforcement agencies to assist you and research contract security companies to be your eyes and ears during the event.

Train the security as well as your staff as to what things to look for to head off potential problems before they start.

Give special attention to spectator flow to reduce bottle necks at areas around your event. If you have bleachers for the spectators to sit in, make sure you have enough. Usually one seat for every two spectators is a good rule of thumb. This allows you to have more people on your site as half will be seated in bleachers.

Make sure to give your spectators adequate places to eat and drink and places to sit to rest. Restrooms are usually placed around concession areas for easy access.

These are just a few of the 1000 decisions which need to be made.

Need to know more? Let me help you make a plan.