Helpful Tips for Vendors & Artists at Craft Fairs and Shows

market and fair vendor booth with cute mason jarsAre you a vendor or artist who participates in Art Shows, Craft Fairs or Holiday Markets? If so, be sure you’re putting your best foot forward with these helpful tips.

Implementing these could benefit you and your customers. And assist in generating more sales before and after your show or event ends.


As vendors and artists prepare their goods for shows, all too often they lack any business acumen. Sorry for the tough luv folks, but it’s true! They are void of something as basic as business cards. No supporting marketing materials. And/or their website has not been updated (NOT just your Facebook page). None of these should be the case.


The “I’m too right-brained to think of biz stuff” has to go!
Artists are notorious for using this excuse and I’ve heard this more times than I can count! I get it, you have other things on your mind. However, we’re talking business 101 here. So you need to lose that mentality and get on the ball. Remember folks, this is YOUR business – so if anything you should be even more on top of matters.

Hopefully these tips will help guide you in the right direction moving forward…


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Email Etiquette for Business Communications

email etiquette for business communicationsEmail remains a primary mode for business communications. However, email etiquette very often goes out the window in our informal, over-connected world.  

I for one DO NOT share people’s love of texting. IMHO, is like speaking in grunts and clicks. And it’s why I do not text with clients. Yes, email takes more time, effort and thought. That’s a good thing as done correctly email can reflect professionalism.

 

So below are some tips and info on better business email etiquette. It’s especially important if you are communicating with someone for the first time!
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Keeping Your Website’s Copyright Notice Current

copyright noticeWhen it comes to outdated Copyright info on websites, I’m a bit of a stickler. That little © Copyright notice at the bottom of your website may not be something you pay much attention to. But at least once a year you should. Often it’s an oversight. However, an outdated copyright notice on your website can be perceived or reflect services and products that are old or outdated.
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Is that the message you want to convey to potential customers?

Think of it this way:
“When the decision to stay or navigate away is made in a few seconds, perception is everything.”

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Don’t Let Your Website Take a Back Seat to Your Facebook Page

This post updated November 2, 2018

social media failThere are a host of reasons why ignoring your business website in favor of you FB page is a bad practice.

Social Media platforms such as Facebook CAN FAIL YOU. So to protect your business/brand, it’s vital to have a website AND to keep it updated.

 
It’s also important to note: NOT EVERYONE IS ON FACEBOOK!

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