Home businesses have this strange stigma that they only exist outside the realm of normal business. It’s kind of like some people think that home businesses only interact with one another because services in the real business world are too far a stretch. Consequently, there can be this image that a home business isn’t serious or that it’s simply a hobby that one had turned into a career. Quite frankly, the most prominent people in business know that home businesses aren’t anything new yet they are new. Having a business from home isn’t new, but running a business professionally is. Everyone’s heard of the mom n’ pop restaurants that first began with homemade products selling on street corners. But running the actual restaurant from home is a bit odd. However, this is the concept that home businesses have taken on and are thriving. So getting all your real-world contacts to celebrate your first year’s anniversary is something that you should take pride in.
Into your home
What better way to celebrate your home business by bringing your contacts right into the belly of your beast? Inviting guests over to your home but doing so in a professional manner can and should be done. Be semi-serious right from the off as should ask guests to either dress formally or semi-formally. Be sure that you are balancing the vibe that it’s your home and things can be taken less seriously than they would be in a corporate office, as well as that your home is your place of work. Therefore don’t invite anyone into the bedrooms to have a look around; essentially don’t give people a house tour.
Activities in and around
Having something fun for the guests to do is paramount in keeping their energy flowing throughout the event. If you live in a major city, you can always book yourself a couple of rides that will take you into the center where you can play games like Cluego. Split up into parties you face off against each other taking pictures of sights against the clock too. On the other hand, you can always dress up and take snaps in your garden using photo booth hire. A classic photo booth, this takes high-quality pictures and allows your guests to get some great headshots taken of them in their fancy attire. Take photos as a group also so you can keep memories of your anniversary.
Conversation and a companion
Late night conversations are always the best among professionals. You know what you can let your hair down, it’s beyond working hours so you can feel more at ease and more at home. However, to accompany your conversations you should supply your guests with some great alcohol that will shout of excellence. English sparkling white wine is among the top choices for expensive corporate events which you can also buy.
The one-year anniversary of your home business is a great milestone. You have been working from home, for yourself and making a success of it. All your partners such as distributors and marketing teams should be invited to your home to celebrate this fact.