|Shot of my booth from my phone|
I have done over 100 shows in the past 14 years and I have a really good system in place for creating a nice booth and having everything I need on hand for processing sales.
My sister the organizer has helped me streamline my supplies, and I now have my entire set up in one box. It's great.
I have had some special moments where I have forgotten stuff. One show I remembered all my lights but only brought one extension cord and I could not reach the outlet that was available to me. Luckily artists are nice and wonderful people, and someone shared a cord with me. At another show I forgot business cards. Of course since I forgot them everyone asked for one.
Creating a list of supplies and checking them off as you pack up for your show is a great way not to forget anything. I found a great list of What to Bring with you to a Craftshow from Indiefixx.com Buzz Blog. It's a great place to start your own list.
Are you doing any shows this holiday season? Have a great resource for a successful show? Please share.