Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 Tasks for Business

Well, we can cross another to do off the list for 2012, I signed up for my first of many craft fairs that I want to do this year. It is not going to be easy to fit them in between my husbands busy work schedule, but if I don't, I run the risk of not getting my name out there and no business.

He was able to give me the last three days off, so I put them to good use, I have a good stock of items in which to set up a pretty decent display of items, and hopefully a good enough mix to be able to attract some perspective buyers.

I also was able to finally get the graphics in my front window, after observing for the last three days the volume  of people who think my house is a actual Quilt Shop, I wish. The city unfortunately would frown deeply on that, seeing as I live in a residential area with business down the end of the street but none directly on it :) We had lettering made up to announce that I do online sales only. Free local delivery,in case anybody wants to order in the immediate area, and my addition, Like me on Facebook. I was figuring with that last addition that it would be a good way of collecting people that I can keep updated on what craft fair I will be vending at or any new product that I am in the process of doing that can be bought or customized before it is listed.

13 comments:

  1. you are off to a wonderful start, I wish you lots of luck on your craft fair. I'm sure you will do great!

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  2. Go Gabby!!!!! We all stumble along together, pursuing our dream!

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  3. Good luck in the craft fair!! It´s a great way to promote your shop and your creations, as well as contact with people is very valuable too :)

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  4. Good luck Gabby... I need to find a way to let my local customers know what craft shows I am at too.

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  5. Wow that sounds like fun!!
    And I like the lettering idea. I was thinking of doing that for my CAR to put my website on the window, this way, I am 'advertising' when I go shopping or drive around town

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    1. Just make sure you are a really good driver, or it could be bad publicity ROFL !

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  6. Good luck on your show...they can be pretty beneficial in getting your brand recognized...Sometimes so much easier to sell your product when you can make a connection with the buyer.

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  7. too bad you can't have a quilt shop at home : ( Good luck with everything though!

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  8. I am trying to sign up for shows too. It is a bit confusing.

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    1. Just make sure you find out what each one requires. The one I am doing in March only allow one vendor for each craft, so it pays to apply early.

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  9. I'd be interested in hearing what goes on at a crafts fair. Good luck to you! :)

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