I have to admit that I do not always wish to point out my own weaknesses, but this time I can neither hide from the internal turmoil that I have nor neglect to mention what has happened these past few months... Um, year??? The Shiny Object Syndrome struck! My last effort to post a sequence of 'Lessons' for budding stall owners who want to Learn … [Read more...] about Shiny Object Syndrome – A Time Thief in Disguise!
Small Item Sales Count Towards Your Totals
Running a market stall is great. First, you have to source products which you need to then either adapt or put your own flair upon, and then package and sell. But it's the Small Item Sales which really can make the difference to your overall success in the Market Stall arena. So are you accommodating Small Item Sales? If you are an artist or … [Read more...] about Small Item Sales Count Towards Your Totals
The Experience Matters More Than the Price!
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!
Solopreneur or Entrepreneur?
Which are you? Which is better for your business? Although not a new concept, perhaps the new word may just make you realise what type of person you really are in business. Going Solo? There is always a point at which you believe it is right to make the leap from safe water into the turbulent rapids of self employment. It may be a change in … [Read more...] about Solopreneur or Entrepreneur?
It’s a Business NOT a Hobby!
One of the fundamental truths of setting up any business is to get over this small hurdle! It's a business not a hobby! Once you realise this your business will be functional and progressive! The Hobbiest Every business starts with someone who has a hobby. Perhaps it is that you like to solve real world problems. Think about this blog for a … [Read more...] about It’s a Business NOT a Hobby!
Bulk Purchasing for Maximum Profit on the Market Stall
When purchasing your items for selling on the market stall you will eventually need to consider Bulk Purchasing. Even the process of hand making items will, at some point, cause you to consider the bulk purchase as a necessary cost factor. So what is bulk purchasing, chasing the 'best' deal and should you do it? Bulk Purchasing … [Read more...] about Bulk Purchasing for Maximum Profit on the Market Stall
Goal Setting for the Future Market Stall Owner
When I was a training to be a teacher and long into my teaching years there was one topic that came up over and over again - Goal Setting! Goal setting is vital for achieving success and is also the measure of how well you are progressing. It can be your candle in the dark, when all else feels like failure. I'll explain later! Get ready to … [Read more...] about Goal Setting for the Future Market Stall Owner