What is the resolution of the year for you? There is much that I would like to achieve at Market Nosh and there are a couple of releases that are going to be coming your way in the next few days, but why wait for the New Year? The Christmas parties have finished, families have been seen and presents exchanged. Work has slowed for some and for … [Read more...] about Resolution: 2017
Health and safety can seem so dry and boring you may be thinking this has nothing to do with me or my market stall. You may not be doing much apart from selling some simple homemade art work to people who love art. Where's the need for health and safety? In this lesson we are going to be looking at why Health and Safety is important and … [Read more...] about Lesson 8: Health and Safety
Today is more about a quote from Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière. He wrote many quotes as a French Playwright and Actor but one that stands out for me and the Marketplace is this one: It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Molière He live between 1622 and 1673 and has become known as … [Read more...] about Your Actions Count
Every business owner has red tape to deal with. Every person in the world has to deal with bureaucracy. The Market Stall Trader is no different. How you approach and deal with marketplace red tape will certainly make your life a lot easier when it comes to the law and the general rules from the marketplace management. In this lesson we are … [Read more...] about Lesson 7: Marketplace Red Tape
Not everyone is nice and not everyone will welcome you with handfuls of cash. So it is alright to refuse to sell to a customer. Of course you don't need to sell to everyone - you are your own boss. In this article we are going to look at how selling to everyone and anyone is not always the best move, rude customers and the perpetual bargain … [Read more...] about You don’t need to sell to everyone!
It seems that we all have a different attitude to the way we conduct ourselves around others. Largely due to the way we are brought up and also to the necessity of our current situations, we all then act in different ways towards our fellow neighbour. Some rules are written down, while others everyone else knows. Every trader wants to sell … [Read more...] about Lesson 6: Marketplace Etiquette
It's Christmas time and you are off to buy a perfume for your loved one. Arriving at the department store you head to the perfume section and start looking. Once you have settled on one you like you try a little bit of it out, spraying it into the air or onto the back of your hand. A rather nonchalant assistant comes across, shirt unironed and … [Read more...] about The Experience Matters More Than the Price!
Turning up to the marketplace unprepared can cause you some serious issues, not least if you are turned away from selling your products for that day because you didn't know the marketplace rules. That equates to lost trading and ultimately lose out on getting your stall business up and running! A little research goes a long way to getting you … [Read more...] about Lesson 5: Marketplace Rules