Feeling Broke? You Aren’t Alone.

It’s the time of the year when we are all feeling broke. Vendor fees are piling up for all the fall shows and we are questioning where all these fees go. I saw a post today that I had to share. Advertisements

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The Second Way to Improve Profits

A while back I wrote an article about improving profits having to do with controlling costs. I think we all struggle with this one. I know I do. I always have these ideas for new products so I go buy materials for it and then it just sits there because I am working on something…

Pecan Street Festival – Austin, TX

We are kicking off the fall season with our most expensive market to date. We have heard a lot about the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, so we finally got up the nerve to try it.

It’s Time!

Yup. Summer is officially over and we are entering into fall. That means that it is time to start thinking about the holidays if you haven’t already.

We Were Rained Out, But…

We were in the truck. It was all loaded with all our stuff for our Austin market. 15 minutes after we left, we received the email that our market was cancelled due to weather. The mood in the truck was thick with indecision as we both contemplated what our options are. I looked at Monica….

We Got In! Oh Crap!

The holiday season is quickly approaching and applications for the holiday shows are closing. Our applications have all been filled out and decisions from the market organizers are going out this month.

What Is A Booth Fee?

Most markets and fairs that you will be going to charge a fee for their vendors to sell their goods. This fee goes by many names but we typically refer to it as a booth fee or vendor fee.

Going Back to Shopify

Running an online store is challenging. Most of us don’t have the extra money to hire someone to run an online presence full-time so every minute spent dealing with online store issues is a minute away from actually running the business.