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…

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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.

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.

Be comfortable – Bring a Chair

One of the things that can make markets miserable is when you are uncomfortable. Proper seating can be essential to your mood and your back! Different shows or markets have a different vibe. Some might be really laid back while others may be more “proper” (for lack of a better word). Your choice in a…

What You Do In Public

Being a market vendor is more visible than having a typical job. What you do in public reflects not only on you but also on the market itself.

“You Vendor People”

Once you get established as a reliable vendor, there will be opportunities for you to set up in all kinds of different places. We were recently invited to set up in a lobby in a very large oil and gas company for a week. If this happens to you, you must read their rules, understand…

Love is Not an Ingredient

According to the FDA, including “love” as an ingredient in your regulated product is not okay. In an article published by the New Haven Register on October 4, 2017, the FDA intervened in a local granola maker and told them to take “love” off of their ingredients list.

Are you an Impostor?

Sometimes when I’m at a market, I feel like the products that I sell just aren’t good enough to sell. Sometimes I feel guilty for taking money because I’m not a big name company and someone is going to realize that and call me a fraud.