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Plan an EOFY party
June 25, 2012
With the financial year coming to an end on June 30, why not celebrate your employees’ hard work by throwing an End of Financial Year (EOFY) party with the help of virtual party planning assistant White Pages® Online?
EOFY is a great time to thank staff for their contribution to the company as another 12-month period commences. But celebrating the contributions of staff doesn’t have to cost the earth or involve litres of champagne and caviar.
Foster some positive office vibes with a team building event that gives back. Pick one of White Pages® emergency relief partners and sign up your staff as volunteers for a day. They could help our furry friends with the RSPCA, support those in need through the Salvation Army or provide crisis help with the Red Cross. Not only will they feel warm and fuzzy inside, but others will also benefit.
Find a location
If a celebration is on the cards, keep costs low by staying close to home. That might mean hosting drinks at the office, or simply inviting staff over to your place. If you do have a budget for a venue, book one close to the office – the further away a party is, the more people you lose off the guest list. Use White Pages® Business Search to get your local’s contact details and enquire about rates and dates.
Set a theme
A good party has a theme that informs the choice of decorations, food and invitations. With EOFY parties, finance is an easy theme and doesn’t have to cost the earth. Raid the Monopoly set to decorate with banknotes or consult with your local party hire store on affordable money-related decorations, by entering its details into White Pages® Business Search to get its contact information.
Create your guest list
This might be as simple as printing out your list of staff, or it could also mean opening the invite to clients and suppliers. If inviting more than just your core staff, consider creating a MyList of contacts pertinent to your business. It will be simple to invite them using the collated contacts, and you will be able to consult your MyList of key business contacts in the future – perfect when the Christmas party rolls around.
With some thoughtful planning, the end of this financial year doesn’t have to be boring. Take it as a time to thank staff and reinvigorate them for the year ahead with the help of White Pages®.