98 Buck Social

Since the pandemic started, we have been looking for ways to attract new customers. Since direct sales has been limited because all of our shows have been cancelled, we are all looking to social media to connect with customers.

Our First Market Since this All Started

At some point we all have to get back to work. This past weekend we dipped our toes into a local market here in Houston. We didn’t really expect much but we did make a few dollars and socialized with our vendor friends. It is important to remember that everyone in the vendor community is…

Really? You Even Applied?

Its barely weeks since the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was passed and its already out of money. Want to know why?

Confused About Available Resources?

As the majority of us vendors are sitting at home struggling with maintaining focus for the foreseeable future, there has been a lot in the news about resources available for your business. You (and I) have questions such as “Do I qualify?” or “How do I apply?” or a myriad of others. I don’t know…

Everything Has Changed… For Now

The entire world seems to be staying inside and away from other people. Markets, if they are even open, are empty and devoid of people. What do I do now?

1%

The true 1% is not measured by wealth. The true 1% is not measured by what they drive or where their kids go to school. The true 1% is not measured by the size of their houses or where they vacation.

Time For Plan B (and C and D)

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) has cause markets to be cancelled, shelves to empty and total boredom with daytime TV. What are you going to do?

Making Quick and Easy Items for Sale

When I first started considering making things to sell at art markets, craft markets and vintage markets, I went to a woodworking show. One of the seminars was a Q&A session with someone who makes bowls for sale at these markets. I’ll always remember a key piece of advice from him. He said that trying…

Third Way to Increase Profits

A while back, I wrote a couple of articles about how to boost profits. The first was to control your costs. You can find that article here. The second was to increase your price. That article can be found here.