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How can I help my struggling recruit find willing hosts in a tough situation?

In summary, the military wife has been trying to launch a cooking show for over a year but has had little success. She recently tried to have an open house to no avail. Her neighbors have all claimed they have no money to spend and won't attend her show. There are a number of ways she can try to get into the cooking show business, but it will require some effort.
Pamprd_Heather
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I have a recruit who signed for her business over a year ago but she's a military wife and they've moved 3 times within this year and she still has not been able to do a cooking show. She did enough catalog shows to qualify but hasn't done anything in nearly a year now.

She just tried to have an open house and everyone told her at the last minute they couldn't come. She lives on a military base and all of her neighbors claim they have no money to spend and won't attend or even host a show (they say everyone they know is broke too).

Any advice to help her find folks who are willing to host?:confused:
 
she needs to get off base! My step daughter is struggling with the same problem (although most of her kit is still in AZ!!)

She should look for fairs/booths/church bizarres, etc to try to get into. Maybe try to find some other direct sellers on base and see if any are having an open house that she can join in. And even ask them what they did to get out of the circle of "no money cuz we live on base".

Maybe go to some bridal shops in the area and ask to put her info for the registries up. Take an ad in the paper in the wedding section?

There are lots of ways, she just needs to branch out of her comfort zone. It's not easy, but if she wants to succeed, she'll find a way!
 
A bridal expo would be good but they can sometimes be costly. This time of year is great for fairs, tell her that she should call all of her surrounding cities/towns and ask about fairs and festivals. I have done this and found that most of them are only about $35-$100 for a table for several days. She should get a few leads or enough to jump start her business.
 
I second the Craft Fairs/Flea Market. At the very least it will get her out and meeting people. Its the easiest way to meet a bunch of people.
 
Have you found her a Hospitality cluster yet? I am SO close with my Director, we talk all the time and she does encourage me TONS! But I love the enthusiam that you can only get from a great Cluster meeting!
Being military and moving makes it hard to be a consistent consultant but it can be done!
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll pass them on to my consultant. I have not checked into hospitality since she moved to this new location...considering she hasn't done anything yet I wasn't sure if she would even go. Keep them coming if anyone has any other good ideas.

As far as hospitality goes, do I have to go through home office to do that? I myself am just a consultant and don't have the privledges of directorships (yet...working on it). Would it be acceptable to see if anyone on here is in her area?
 

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