Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sell Your Crafts at the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival!

If you fancy yourself an excellent craft maker why not put it to the test at the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival this year? Celebrating its 24th year, this well established craft show brings in buyers of all kinds and is hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hotels and lodges are routinely packed every year as people come from all over the nation to meet the craftspeople who attend, so it would be wise to use this great opportunity to increase business for your crafts store!

If you're interested in attending you need only apply 5-6 weeks prior to any of the three show's deadlines to be considered. That's right; this Arts and Crafts festival is held three times a year in March, October and November, making it a great place to set up shop to sell your crafts and even meet repeat customers if you go to all the shows. And with thousands of people showing up to the event, that's a lot of potential customers for you to sell to!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Three Ways to Business Growth

The current global economic climate set the rhythm of business closures, takeovers and acquisitions. Competition is fiercer than ever combined with the fact that 70% of small businesses will fail within the first five years of operation.

Notwithstanding, most businesses are still striving and growing in any economic climate. These businesses have created full proof strategies for business success, and marketing is always the essential part of business growth. Marketing is everything for any business, with proper planning, execution and monitoring tailored to the company's goals, growth comes without breaking a sweat.

There are many ways of growing a business, most of which can be quite complicated and expensive for small business owners. To keep it simple, there are three major ways of growing a business.