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.
You’ve heard the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, right? As a vendor, sometimes it feels that life gives you lemons and then drowns you in your own lemonade.
There is a saying in the military that the best thought out plans don’t survive contact with the enemy. Even though we don’t see our customers and markets as “the enemy”, our plans often don’t work out as expected.
I love my Dodge RAM 1500. It has a HEMI engine and leather seats. It sits up above traffic a bit so I can see past the cars in front of me. It’s comfortable to drive and even has a radio that picks up AM stations! Purchased new toward the end of 2009, my truck…
No matter what you are selling, you will always have competition. Competition is what makes us better or puts us out of business.
Without a doubt, the food is the best fringe benefit of being a vendor.
Investors can change your way of thinking to be more business focused.
There can me lots of conflicting personalities at the various markets that you sell at. You might not get along with everyone there. This is easy to address if you keep your wits about you and focus on your business instead of theirs. However, there is a bigger enemy that you may have to battle…
Ever wonder where this saying came from?
Preparation and presentation are critical for a good market. Some people can just get it right the first time.