Tag: Business

Attitude is everything

I’ve never worked in retail in my life.? Trying to be a salesperson in Junior Achievement was a nightmare.? I was even terrible at selling Girl Scout cookies.? However, if you’re going to do bead shows and try to sell your creations, you’re going to have to try your best to be a salesperson. If …

Continue reading

If the nightingale will not sing, wait

Yes, good things will come to those with patience.? The show was vastly better today than yesterday.? Foot traffic was definitely higher, and people were evidently in much more of a spending mood.? We had one couple that accounted for probably over half our sales, as it turned out (though I don’t know for certain …

Continue reading

Disappointing show so far

Indeed, this weekend’s show was certainly disappointing on the first day, not only for us but for all the other artisan-vendors we talked with.? I thought all day that there didn’t seem to be the attendance I was accustomed to seeing, and both Diane and Lisa confirmed it.? I do not even think we have …

Continue reading

Getting ready for the show

No matter how organized you are, there is always a certain frantic scramble in getting ready for a show.? I’ve been pretty good about keeping my display stuff all packed together, but since the tables at Down the Street are eight foot tables and my display stuff is for a six foot table, I had …

Continue reading

Buckle down and accomplish something

I don’t know if I work better under pressure, but I certainly get more done under pressure.? With the holidays looming on the horizon, the bead show this weekend, family and friends coming next week for Thanksgiving dinner, and the end of the semester around the corner, I have a lot on my agenda. In …

Continue reading

Weer in ur bede show, scopin’ out ur displaze

Since DH decided not to go to his martial arts classes today because he was still achy from this week, we went out to the Intergalactic Bead Show in Duluth.? It’s not a show I attend frequently because it takes about 40 minutes to get out there, and it’s not a show I’ve heard that …

Continue reading

Serendipitous Show Scheduling

Sometimes opportunities fall into your lap, and it’s up to you to recognize and seize them even if they don’t seem convenient. Last night I was helping out at the GPC-Dunwoody Open House, just standing there talking to prospective computer science students. Suddenly the woman my department head was chatting with turned to me and …

Continue reading

Getting ready for eBay

I’m at the point where I’m going to be dragged kicking and screaming into selling my lampwork on eBay.? I’ve tried the Annealer Boutique for six months or so, and in that time I have sold one item.? It’s not just me, either; other lampworkers have indicated that it’s just not working for them either.? …

Continue reading

Bead Mercantile Day 2

Day 2 was a bit disappointing. I did do better on Saturday than on Friday, but not by much. From talking to customers and to other vendors, I understand that the attendance was way down from what they usually expect. I don’t think the competition from the other show at the Galleria hurt it too …

Continue reading

Finding Myself in Business

I ran into my next door neighbor, Carla, this evening as she was sitting in the alley behind our condos exercising Dusty-Puppy. We’ve been chatting off and on for some time about my beads and her jewelry, and apparently we’re both about at the same point of setting up in business with our avocations. After …

Continue reading