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Posted on amount of inventory for 1st craft show

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#1 posted 05-26-2019 03:06 PM

Same hear. I did 2 shows and realized that it’s not a family friendly job. Build stuff all week, then sell it on Saturday and Sunday? When do you fish? Play with the kids? Sit on the porch? I work damn hard, probably too hard. But I’m done by 4-5 and rarely work Saturdays.

If the shows continue not to work, maybe look at doing wholesale.

- CWWoodworking

It depends on your business model. If you make things like cutting boards and wooden spoons and go every weekend to the local farmer’s market, yeah, it’s a pretty bleak existence. I’d even suspect that you’re not going to be building stuff all week, because I never see those guys sell anything, so there’s no building needed. We do 8 or 10 shows a year, make a few grand at each and get good exposure that leads to work in the interim.

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