Save Money on Your Sundries

Calling all makers, retailers, or anyone who uses packaging – this one’s for you. Whats a sundry? The definition is hilarious – “various items not important enough to be mentioned individually.”  Think bags, boxes, stir sticks, napkins, whatever. It breaks my heart to see you spending so much money on your sundries. When I find…

A Better Display – Better Sales

We all work late nights and crazy hours leading up to markets. Sometimes the thought of extra time spent on a display or set up is the bottom of the priority list. I’ve been there. But those times I’ve taken a day to think, shop, and execute a few extra details has always paid off.…

YYC Girl Gang Hang – Beers + Markets: As defined by the evening’s photographer

YYC: A unique + beautiful city tucked in beside the Rocky Mountains that provides creatives + entrepreneurs with the space, communities, platforms, etc. to learn + flourish. Sprinkled with local shops, micro-breweries, + an endless amount of ways to connect with neighbours + the city itself, YYC is constantly amazing its occupants with its spirit…

7 Awkward Market Questions + How to Answer Them

Originally posted on Noshitbiztips.com on May 10th.  We’ve all been there. You’ve got 2 more hours in your market day shift and it’s hitting the midday lull. Then it happens. Someone asks you the most asinine question and you just stop dead in your tracks. “How the eff do I answer that?”. Don’t worry, you…

5 Tips on Surviving Your First Market Season

  2016 was my first ever market season as a vendor, and honestly it was a bumpy road with a lot more disappointments than I was anticipating. However, it was good experience, as well as great (although I loathe the word it’s true in this case) exposure. I handed out all of my business cards over the 4…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Market Hopping: What Not To Say to Makers

{Featured image by Diane + Mike} The Do’s and Dont’s of Market Hopping: What Not to Say to Makers Ahhh, spring and summer market season is upon us! One of the best aspects of holding down a booth at the various markets is all the lovely people you get to meet and greet. It’s always nice to…