Market Madness – Prep Your Market First Aid Kit

Tis’ the season of markets! By now you’ve been madly prepping with stock, getting the finishing touches of your booth together and staring at the calendar with horror as each weekend marches slowly (more like quickly!) closer. You stay up all night the night before trying to make sure you have everything packed, to only get there and have your stomach grumbling because you forgot to eat before you left. Or all you want is a damn drink of water and an Advil for your smiling sore cheeks. We’ve all been there – so let’s be proactive and fix that in one swoop. It’s pretty simple: Make a Market First Aid Kit!

7 Awkward Market Questions and How to Answer Them

There’s no nice way to beat around this bush so we will get straight to the point. No matter how seasoned of a marketer go-er we are, or how big of an advocate we are for the local and hand made biz, we have all made these common mistakes. Even to our friends who are vendors themselves. Small comments that we totally think are ok, but really make every vendor cringe and either A) Get very uncomfortable in answering or B) Super hurt or offended. Don’t worry – We have all done it. Including every vendor as we started out. To save ourselves the headache and stress I’ve listed out a couple things to never ask a vendor, or refrain from saying – at least until you have left the building!