Your business opportunities at the craft shows abound. Preparation is the key for a smooth running event. There will be many things you will not be able to control so do plan and prepare as much as possible.
The better prepared you are the easier it will be on you. Here are a few things you can have ready for your big event. Business opportunities womens home craft items must be of superior quality to enter most shows. Once you are listed with the show, it is time to get your duck in a row so to speak.
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Make sure your inventory is all priced.
Have tables, table coverings and chairs ready
Have a safe cash box with plenty of $1.00s, 5.00s, and 10.00s and change
A receipt book, calculator and an inventory list will be handy
Your resale or tax certificate. A tax chart for collecting state tax.
An ice chest for drinks and lunch
Business cards to include in purchases
Weather protection if working an outside show. Plastic to cover inventory, sunscreen, hat and such.
Your entry forms and any paperwork required for the show
Extra help if possible
Here is a craft business idea many sellers seem to forget to bring to the show. “A smile” yes that’s right a smile and a good attitude will sell more than any advertisement
I know preparing for the show is a lot of work but we must remember to keep a pleasant welcoming attitude. This is the key to selling in any market. Put on a smile, be pleasant and listen to your customers.
Each comment from these customers can help you with your next show. Would they like different colors? Are they looking for more matching sets?
Be well rested and enjoy yourself. Remember you are doing what you love. Enjoy your work and your excitement will spread to your customers.
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