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.
You’ve been selling your products and goods at Farmer’s Markets and Craft Shows in your area. Maybe you’ve even been travelling a bit to other cities and maybe states. Somebody comes up to you and asks if you would be willing to let them sell your products in their store! Success! You’ve been discovered!
Going into a retail store can be one of the biggest decisions that you can make as a small business owner. As a big decision, it must be considered carefully.
One of Monica’s goals when we started our business was to open a boutique to show off all her amazing products. I kind of shared that goal, but being highly analytical, all I saw was dollars being spent on the lease of a storefront and wages paid to employees. While storefront space in most cities…