Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Happy new year everyone ♥. For the year 2009, it's time for Cupcake to spread it's wings and venture out to events and craft shows. It's always a scary procedure for first timers like me . . . but it's good to know that I am not the only one out there that is worried about their products being juried. I went through many application and read through many requirements of what to submit and what to do . . . it does all sound scary, because of the what if factor, but as I always say, it doesn't hurt trying. You'll never know if you don't try. My aunt has been a veteran of craft shows for over 3 years now, and over the holidays we chatted a bit, so that I could get a good feel about these craft shows. She tells me that there are really 2 ways to approach this. If you want to start, you could start small.... maybe doing small trade shows, to see if your product will do good, to justify if you have a really good product on hand. That's what my aunt did for her product line, but she tells me that path was not the best way to go if you have a family and 3 children to take care of. For example, is it really worth it to spend $250 a day sitting at a booth and promo your product out at small fairs and not spend the day with your kids? so then she tells me, path number 2. you must BELIEVE in your product, if you go might as well go BIG! if you get turned down from events doesn't mean that your product sucks, it's usually either because, they have many of the same items entered.... and take the no as a challenge, change it up a bit, tweek it, or just try again next year. Don't let a single no or the fear of applying stop you. There may be times where you do a show for more then 3 years and and 4 time around they could reject you, some reasons could be... change of people in the juries or maybe they are changing up their policy, you never know. So, don't be shy, just do it, get your products out there, what do you have to lose? it never hurt to try.

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