Seems like only a couple of weeks ago that I did my last blog. Guess it was 6 months or so.
We've been busy here, especially in the store. There is such a plethora of US made products that it can make your head spin. What can make your head spin even more is the investment you have to make in inventory, advertising and web activity while building your business while you don't earn enough back to take a paycheck. And then you listen to the news (I'm a news junky) and hear what a horrible and greedy person you are for trying to make a profit off what you've invested in. Oh well, when people grow up (or lose their government hand out) they'll learn.
Anyway, we're very exited about what we're calling our Arts and Crafts Shows. We're trying to target crafters, artisans, small manufacturers, entrepreneurs within a 100 mile radius who produce consumer products or perform a service for consumers who are not part of a national chain. Our shows will be in the large open space behind our store. We anticipate 10-15 10'x10' booths at each show with off street parking.
Our first show is August 4. We got a late start on getting our invitations out because permitting took longer than anticipated. Keep us in your prayers that we get a good response to fill the event. We already have radio and newspaper ads set up. Hate to have lots of customers show up and only a couple of booths filled. Oh well - we WILL have a portable toilet......
Have a great week!