Q&A: Owner Miguel Mason
(402) 915-2863 • Website: uoent.com
What inspired you to start your company?
I started doing event planning in 2012. The inspiration came from several sources. I travel across the U.S., from time to time, and have really enjoyed the cultural experiences. In terms of night life, I feel that Omaha should have more of a showcase of its talents. So influenced by my friends, I began hosting events in some of the best venues in the city, and have been able to do what I love: bringing people together.
What type of services does your company offer?
Urban Omaha Entertainment is the next step in quality nightlife in the Omaha Metropolitan Area, inviting city professionals to network and mingle, while offering happening events in upscale venues. We specialize in Event Planning, Event Consulting, Event Promotions, & Talent Booking. Our focus is to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests while providing them an experience that they can only find here in Omaha.
Your company has typically focused on live music and recently incorporated Gospel events into your business. What do you see in the future for these types of events?
I believe that Omaha’s Gospel community is phenomenal. I’ve always wanted to do more for it, as I feel it’s still in the developmental stage, with limitless potential. So I think the future is very bright for growing local artists’ ministries, broader exposure outside of the city, different denominations of faith worshipping together, & possible National Recording Artist being brought to the city.
Your events have been known for providing high quality and excellent service to your clients. What steps do you take to provide this type of service?
The first step is to listen. I understand that we cannot please everyone, so I try to be as flexible as I possibly can. The next step is to communicate, on an ongoing basis, with venues that host my events. In order to provide good service, we must set the expectation among all shareholders, and do all we can to show customer appreciation. My customers have been good to me. They are valuable, and really mean a lot.
What advice do you give individuals who want to start a business?
The first thing I would say is to not let people kill your dreams. Stay focused on your goals, be prepared for the worst, and remember that you are only as good as your last outcome. Market your business. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Know what’s available locally. Take advantage of the small business seminars that are available, and enjoy every moment!