FAQ for our clients
Please view our national map to find a branch in your area to view FAQs for the SpeedDateUSA affiliated territory closest to you.
FAQ for aspiring Event Managers
Q: What's the competition like?
A: There are only a few other major companies running speed dating events nationwide. They are all privately owned and operated. These companies have made substantial profits over the past few years for two main reasons: 1) speed dating events are extremely popular and sell out very quickly, and 2) there is very little significant competition in the industry.
Q: What skills do I need to run this business?
A: The speed dating business is not for everyone. It’s a people-based business where building relationships, working in social settings, and helping people find their perfect matches are paramount. Our ideal candidates should possess sales and marketing skills, be computer-literate and internet savvy, and enjoy hosting social events.
Q: Can I run my business from home?
A: Yes. All you need is a computer, internet access, and a phone line. We provide the rest.
Q: How many different types of speed dating events can I host?
A: One of the greatest features of running a speed dating business is the large variety of niche events you can host. Speed dating events can be organized by age, cultural similarities, themes, geographical interests, personal interests, and more. As you learn how to identify these special interests, your client base will grow. And as your client base grows, you earn substantial revenue from each successful event. We do recommend, however, that EM's start with general "age based" events and work their way up.
Q: What type of training do I receive?
A: Although speed dating seems like a simple concept, without the proper training and guidance, the chances of making it in the industry are slim. There are many trade secrets and operational procedures you must learn in order to run a successful speed dating event. At our corporate training center in Philadelphia or through an online webinar you will be guided through each facet of our business model and will learn exactly what it takes to run a successful speed dating business.
Q: Can I see a sample of the speed dating website I will be getting?
A: Of course! Click on any of the sites on our national map! Our sites are professionally developed from the ground up with all of the SEO (Search Engine Optimiztion) well taken care of!
Q: What type of ongoing support do you offer?
A: SpeedDate USA is fully committed to the initial and ongoing success of all territories. After you have completed our training program, you will have direct access to our support team. We will be there to answer any questions you may have and to assist you in your daily operations.
Q: How much time will this require of me?
A: It's hard to say. Some people can work more efficently than others. Running a speed dating company doesn't require you to put in the long hours that most other businesses demand. But they do require a solid commitment on promoting your events and branding your territory. Most Event Managers that do one event per month work about 10 hours.
Q: Can I run this business by myself or will I need to hire help?
A: This business can be managed in a variety of ways, depending on your financial goals, the amount of events you wish to run, and your business strategy. If you plan on hosting just a few events per month, then you can easily run this business as a one or two-person operation. If you are in a major market and want to expand quickly, then hiring event staff will probably make more sense. We will review possible scenarios with you as part of the training program.
Q: Will you be running national advertising programs?
A: Yes. We will be running national advertising campaigns to promote our agents’ territories.
Q: How much money can I make?
A: Like any business, you get out what you put in. Earnings are based on the number of events and the number of participants at each event. Event Managers earn a commission off of each client's admitssion. This can vary for each territory, but it is significant.