You'll first want to come up with a name that you will operate under (a "DBA" name, so to speak).
I suggest coming up with a name that is unique, yet simple and to the point of your business.
Get them involved in the promotion of the event as well!
**There are companies who offer speed dating kits, try Match in Six.
Appeal to their "social side" not their "single (unmatched) side".
**Remember to keep communication open with the business owners and thank them for their support.
As you build a stronger brand presence you'll be able to charge and earn more.
At the event, make sure all of you guest have a name badge (Alias's are ok and suggested) and assign them a unique number for easier match results.
Have them complete a registration form with contact information, email address, their real name, and Alias (if using one) for matching purposes. During the event, every 6-8 minutes you ring the bell and the daters switch dates.
You can start with your single friends and then branch out, asking people to invite single friends.
Beth Brindle, writing for the website of "TLC," recommends capping the guest list at around 20, and of course, keeping an even number.