This is a great way to get your products out to the public, the exposure from these events can be very profitable: the ability of your customers to be able to order more of your products is very important. Be sure to have contact information on the product, pass out business cards, brochures etc.
The customers are interested in how you got started making your products, have a little blip about you and your history in the business. As you attend the shows, you will get a feel of what sells and what doesn’t. This is very important information, you will be able to better monitor what products to bring and what to leave at home, or not take as many of the less sellable goods.
On our website, www.texascandlesupply.net, you will find a link on the Business Hints page (left side) for Craft Lister, click on it, put your info in and it will display a listing of events in the area you are interested in. Another good source of event information is Festivalnet.com.
I have found that there is not one source that has all the events listed, there are events in your area that may or may not be listed. Research in this area is important, the events in your area are less expensive for you to attend.
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