Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Podcast
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Episode 015 - Free learning resources to make your business better
I LOVE free resources, especially when they come from great businesses. Join me for a discussion about where you can get all kinds of training for FREE. Below are the links for all the resources. You can learn whenever you want or need and immediately put them into practice at the market. As always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Group. It’s a great resource and will be even better if you join the...
Episode 014 - Do you really need employees?
Employees should be loved but often time they are loathed. Listen to find out why employees are usually messing up and what you can do about it. I will discuss if hiring friends or relatives is a good thing and how you can retain employees once you have trained them. I will discuss the most powerful tool that you have to make sure your employees are doing what they are supposed to be doing while you are away. Keys to retaining employees -...
Episode 013 - Strategies to deal with competition
So a new vendor has moved in and you are freaking out because you think they are going to steal your business? Or maybe you are the new vendor and you want to make sure you make a good impression on your first market day? No matter what, all of us have experience that gut wrenching feeling when we see another vendor with what looks like the same products. Ugh, it sucks. So what can you do to make sure the stress you feel isn’t going to be a weekly event? Listen to the questions you can...
Episode 012 - How to work with Collaborators and Influencers
So much is being talked about in the social media world that it’s hard to keep up. Join us for a discussion on the difference between the two methods to grow your social media presence and hopefully your business. I will talk about collaborating towards a common goal and using influencers in your area to promote or highlight your products, as well as the do’s and don’t’s while working on a project. As always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor...
Episode 011 - Vendor Issues
I hope you never need to confront another vendor but you might need to and this podcast could help. Join the discussion on the types of vendor issues that you might have, what you can do about them and how they get resolved. Vendor Concern Form - http://www.wafarmersmarkettoolkit-org.wafarmersmarkets.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Vendor_Concern_Form_PFM-2016.pdf Vendor Grievance Form and Handbook -...
Episode 010- Vendor fees
Vendor fees are always a tricky conversation. Some markets have straight forward fee schedules with minimal choices while others may have hidden fees such as a parking fee, garbage disposal fees or application deposits that get returned at the end of the year. Join me in a conversation about vendor fees and how to be fully aware of the fees you will be paying at the market. Variety of Vendor Fees at Farmer George’s FM - http://www.farmergeorge.market/market-standards.html California FM...
Episode 009 - Winter Plans?
In this podcast I talk about what I “do” in the winter or off season. I talk about the three reasons I started my business and talk about what I have planned for this winter. If you want to read even more about my winter fun check out my post about November and December 2017. blog post - http://www.miicepops.com/news/2018/1/1/what-do-i-do-in-the-winter-time As always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Group. It’s a great resource and...
Episode 008 - So your season is over. Now what?
Lots of vendors love and hate the end of their season. I will talk about how to end the season in a thoughtful way and make (hopefully) all your worries disappear. I give you a to do list of the things I do to put my market season to bed while also counteracting those fears that I don’t have any control over. As always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Group. It’s a great resource and will be even better if you join the...
Episode 007 - Seasonal or Year round Markets?
Join me for a discussion on the pros and cons of being a vendor for year round or seasonal. Choosing between the two options can depend on your goals and why you started your business. Join us and as always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Group. It’s a great resource and will be even better if you join the conversation. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Market-Vendor-Handbook-Podcast-146778079394602/ An article that shows the...