The Tax Man Wants His Share of the Pie!

Yup. It is that time again. Time to close the books on last year and get ready to file all those gnarly IRS forms. While I have a business degree, I still need all the help I can get too because I don’t use the accounting part of my degree on a regular basis. Also,…

Business Insurance for Us

Having outgrown my 2-car garage workshop, I recently moved into a much larger space with plenty of room for all of my woodworking equipment. I have reached Nirvana! However, one of the stipulations on the lease is that I have a one-million dollar liability policy. Sounds easy, right?

2020 was Faire for Us!

How did you survive 2020? For us, it started great but very quickly when to crap in March. As the economy closed, so did all of our shows. Just like you, we were stuck at home just staring at the walls and all the inventory that we had ready to sell. Unlike many small businesses,…

We’re Back Baby!

As we learn more about covid, safety measures are being put in place to mitigate risks at markets. With the right steps put in place, people are clamoring for an opportunity to shop.


Just about anything can happen at a market so it is important to plan for contingencies.

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?