Have a working knowledge of the the different venues around town? Bars, restaurants, catering halls and the like? Enjoy throwing a good party? Then event planning might be for you.
This sort of business relies heavily on knowing people, being able to negotiate a deal, and having an eye for hosting an event that people will enjoy and remember. Word-of-mouth is important here, so honing your networking skills to get the word out to both clients and potential service providers will be important. Make sure you get in good with local chefs, florists, DJs, and others you can tap for your parties. Then work the social networks and community gatherings to build a following.