On Thursday, we headed out from NJ to the convention center. It seemed so strange wheeling my stuff in and seeing everyone setting up their tables. I admit, I squealed when I saw my empty booth.
When the doors opened on Friday morning I felt so anxious. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I put on my biggest smile and waited... It wasn't long before my booth was hopping. I had friends, online friends and total strangers come over. It was pretty cool when people held up their lists, pointed to my business name and said they came to see my beads.
|Funny faces greeting customers.|
I shared the booth with my bead partner-in-crime, Jan Onipenco/Molten Mayhem. Here she is with Colin (aka The Suburban Guy).
So, what kinds of important things did I learn during this experience? Well for one, you never really have any clue if you have enough or too much inventory. It's a learn as-you-go thing. Friday was a bang-up day for business but then Saturday slowed and Sunday was almost a dead stop as far as sales were concerned. Make what you can make. You can't ask for more than that.
|The reality of what it looks like inside your booth.|
|Keep the cloth down and no one will ever know.|