Thursday, February 18, 2010

You know what they say about assumptions!

They make an arse out of you and me, but in this case it is just me;)

I have had a wry chuckle tonight over public liability insurance! I had made the assumption that most of the businesses would have their own cover. Turns out I am an arse and only one business that has registered thus far has their own cover. I will now have to crunch some more figures and get back to you all!

Online registration for stall holders is now up and running .... there are a few questions that I make you answer but I promise it is a fairly painless process. Are you super keen to become a stall holder? then show some link love and register your interest here!

A few questions that have been thrown at me have been great and I thought I would share their anwers here.

  1. Will there be coffee? Absolutely, I can not function without some decent coffee at markets. I have my eye on one that also does yummy hot chocs for those of you who are not coffee addicts :)
  2. Will there be second hand goods for sale? Absolutely not. You will only find new beautiful kids products - admittedly some of them will be made from upcycled fabrics, but that just makes them even more unique in my books
  3. Will there be any of my competitors there too? Well without knowing exactly who your competitors are this is a hard question to answer. Stall holders will be hand picked by moi, and I will be doing my utmost to have a variety of stalls.
  4. What are you doing to advertise the market? I am in the process of getting my head around sponsorship of the market, so I am really hoping that though the businesses that are interested in sponsoring us I will be able to afford a decent advertising campaign. On the wishlist at the moment is a flyer mail out, print ads and editorial in local newspapers, as well as lots of good word of mouth. Oh and all of the usual social media thingies too. I am working with a marketing guru (my words not hers) on this project, but if anyone out there would like to help out in this department I would love to hear from you. In return you would get my undying love ...... but not much else (ie this would be a voluntary position, just like I am running the market voluntarily)
Oh speaking of voluntary ... if there are any super talented web designers that would love to put a fantastic website together for Sugar & Spice definitely email me. Again I can offer undying love .........


Piper + Lily said...

How exciting, it's all starting to come together! I'm happy to do some letterbox drops for you around my area :)

Sugar and Spice Childrens Market said...

I will take you up on that Offer Ms Piper + Lily! I am pleased to see that Sugar & Spice is helping you meet one of your 2010 goals!!!