Venting About Bad Market Managers

I am sick and tired of market managers that use vendors just to line their own pockets and make them look good.  What about you? Advertisements

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Embracing Thieves and Robbers

While I was taking pictures at a market this past weekend, I saw this really cute hand-made item that I took a couple of pictures of to share with you. The vendor in that booth accosted me and accused me of stealing from him. He was right, but in the wrong way.

Boring is What Sells

I was talking to a vendor that I had not yet had the opportunity to meet at a show this past weekend. She is a jeweler and I’ve always been fascinated with the process of making jewelry – particularly rings. I wonder how they get a seamless joint in a ring like that. I was…

Lets Talk Numbers

Everybody wants to ask the question, but no one wants to actually say it. “How much do you make at a market?” or “What makes a good market?”

Adaptability is my Superpower

No two shows are the same. Even with the same people and the same organizer, one show will differ from another. You have to be adaptable.

Sales Tax and Pricing

It doesn’t matter how small your business is. You still have to collect and pay sales tax. Oh, and here in Texas, your sales tax payment is due today! Yay!

Dear Linda…

An open letter to a new vendor and all other new and aspiring vendors.

Millennials are Ruining Everything!

Millennials are being blamed for ruining everything. They don’t like the same things that we liked when we were that age. They don’t eat at the same restaurants we did. They don’t shop at the same malls we did. And they don’t even approach relationships the same way we did. This is great for you!

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.