2019-01-18 By Jhon Taylor
Have you ever thought of starting a sports celebrity booking agency? Do you what it takes to run a successful business of booking sports celebrities? Well, this is a lucrative area of business to investors and entrepreneurs who are good at what they are doing. It takes great organizational as well as people skills. It is not only about locating sports celebrities, but also getting the right venues that will work through an agent.
Booking agencies are started like any other business and you can decide to work from your home or office. You will start small developing relationships as well as agreements with local talent buyers as you find suitable celebrities simultaneously.
Ideally, your job is to screen sports celebrities and match them with buyers for a commission or fee. For a start, you will have to register your agency with your state and you will be probably required to specify the type of celebrities you will be booking. In that case, you will just state you will be booking sports people.
Research as Well as Securing Celebrity Talent
A booking agency will need a capable team of experts who will perform research and identify potential sports talent for events through the use of year of sports knowledge, using detailed website, database of information as well as personal contracts. Whether a client looks for a particular sports celebrity from a particular team, physical location or era, booking agency services often include booking athletes to promote a charity, product, event or show.
Planning Event Itinerary
Once the sports talent is secured, the next step is to help in the event itinerary as well as the services required from the celebrity. A booking agency will organize and schedule for question and answer, meet and greet, 20-minute speech, autograph signing as well as pictures. The agencies also help in the purchase of merchandise such as balls, photos and helmets for people who will attend.
Booking Travel Services
Booking agents in the agency will handle hotel accommodations, complete travel, hospitality management as well as car services to and from the event for the sports celebrity. It is imperative that an agency helps celebrities conserve time as it is very valuable to them. An agency will look into every request that the celebrity might have.
On-Site Event Coordination and Management
The production staff of the agency will always be there for pre-event coordination, rehearsals, ensuring the sports celebrity arrives on time, stage management as well as making sure the event itinerary is followed to the latter. The celebrities need to have the freedom to focus on other aspects of the event while leaving everything else for the agency to coordinate.
Complete Financial Administration
Most importantly, the booking agencies handle deposits and contracts. They also handle methods of payment on behalf of the sports celebrity. The agency makes sure all transactions adheres to the budget, supplied with invoices as well as making sure no hidden fees or surprises.