blog entries about the life of starting a small organic business, a look into being a vendor at craft fairs & festivals in british columbia and life on salt spring island, BC

Surviving an Outdoor Winter Market

1. Try to avoid them if possible. If the majority of the market is indoors and they've stuck you on the path on the way out, customers are done shopping by the time they've seen you. (And in my case have bi-passed the 17 other soap makers inside before being presented by my herbal soap & shampoo bars, very different from the other competitors). Or you'll be before they even enter the market and they'll give the time old excuse, "Well, I JUST got here, going to make the first loop and see you on the way out." Then the exit is conveniently, for them, on the other side of the building. You will be judged by your customers. The fact you're outside it means it's a cheaper booth or you applied too

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