Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Trunk Show...

Yesterday, I had my first trunk show! IT was a huge success because I MADE MONEY!:-) It was overall a great experience and I learned a lot.

On friday, I had 16 people coming...but only 7 showed up, which was a little frustrating because we had so much food. But it was a learning experience. Everyone who came bought something, so obviously people love the stuff I made!

Okay, so what I learned...
1. I need to send out reminders the day before through the evite and also send out text messages to ensure that people are still coming.
2. Make less food!
3. Had the right amount of alcohol for the 7 people, so need more next time.
4. Need to rearrange my set up, so people buy more necklaces because a lot of earrings sold!

Things I will do the same...
1. Make the same type of drinks because I got really positive feedback about them!
2. Make the same food, but cut out come of the options.
3. Do a 10% off discount for everyone who buys at the show because it was an incentive for them to buy there instead of buying later:-)

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures...



Display and Set up!

So, hoping to be successful on my next two shows also! Loving every moment of this journey!:-)

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Art of Hosting a Trunk Show...

So, I am learning that throwing a jewelry trunk show is much more involved than one would think. I am having one of my three shows this coming Saturday and I have kicked into gear with the planning.

Questions I have asked myself...Am I making enough food??? How much should I have to drink??? Where should I display the jewelry in my house??? I have been researching, but there isn't much out there about hosting an trunk show of your own jewelry. Doing shows through bigger companies is slightly different because they give you more support since they have consultants do them all the time!

I have gotten a great response from family, friends, and co workers about coming, which is GREAT! Everyone is really excited and so am I, but the nervousness has also start to set in! EEEEKKK!

I came to realize that food wise making stuff early in the week and freezing it would be a safe way to go. Then all I have to do is pop them in the oven and I am ready to go! Here is what I have so far...the 1st picture is some pizza rolls and the 2nd is mozzarella sticks!

Food wise...I am making lots of cold dips, so again I don't have to worry about heating stuff up! I will continue to post all week about my process in preparing for my jewelry shows! 

Being a business owner has opened me up to so many opportunities that has helped me grow as a person and learn a lot! I am always thinking of creative new ways to get my jewelry out there! I will keep you posted on my progress!:-)