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  1. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    that my hubby sorda wants me to quit pc is because he thinks it is causting us to much money. I am so sad right now and now i do not know hat to do. he does not want me to get a job but our finaces are low and i need to send forms in for 2 booths one the 24th and one in nov. and my account is low too. now i know why he dislikes it becuse ther is no money and to much to keep going in it. so now what?
     
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  2. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

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    This is only a decision you can make. You have to realistically look at how much are spending on PC versus how much you are bringing in.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    sorry every one about the post you guys are the only ones i can turn too. for advise.
     
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  4. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    The other day i sold over 170 dollars of cash and carry at a booth and then i had to put that into our other account. at first he was not on me about doing the booths not even now. I do have3 next month and right now i have nothing but a booth at the end of the month and also my daughter is having surgery on the 29th and we go up on the 28th and she will be in the hospital for 2 days. so we go up on a wed and get out sat.
     
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  5. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    If you are consistently paying for booth opportunities but never really get any business out of it then yeah, you need to look at WHY you are not getting business. If you aren't generating leads at your shows, or if you are losing your leads then you can only look within.
     
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  6. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    is it my attitued at shows? my director had said that do i wear glove when making food ( no i do not) do i wash every thing even not the ones i use ( no) so i am doing the demo aty our cluster meeting and maby the can see something i do wrong. i do have 3 in nov. i booke on the spot this last one and need to call 4 more people .
     
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  7. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Booths can be hit or miss, cooking shows are where your real money is going to come from.
     
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  8. Shell Northway

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    I agree with Wadesgirl. If you want to make real money then do Cooking Show's. Booth's, if done correctly, are a great way to meet people, get your name out there and hopefully get some leads, but you cannot depend on them solely. Go through your drawing slips that you are getting from your booth's and call them are they interested in having a show. In the files is a script for follow-up calls from a booth/fair/vendor show. Good Luck, remember you need to work smarter not harder.
     
  9. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    Thank you all for that advise. I now have 4 in nov. and more to call.
     
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  10. cheflorraine

    cheflorraine Member Gold Member

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    Btw, at my shows, I do not wear gloves... I just have the suds pump and have everyone (including myself) wash our hands before we start. I would feel completely uncomfortable wearing gloves...
     
  11. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I tried to wear gloves at my first show ... my sister said, "Oh come on, we trust that your hands are clean!" I now just make a point of washing them.

    I agree ... cooking shows, cooking shows, cooking shows. Booths are just one way to GET cooking shows. Make sure you ask every person for a phone number in exchange for a catalog so you can follow up. Then do it.

    See if there is a clustermate who can share the expenses of the booth with you.

    And please, restrain yourself from buying product. I have finally gotten to the point where I have a very hard time looking in the book and seeing much that I NEED.
     
  12. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have a trial size antibacterial hand wash in my tool turn-about. I use this between each food that I use, if I touch my face or pick something up from the ground. I wash my hands whenever I am by the sink, but when you are set up in a living room it is easier.
     
  13. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Are you having fun at your cooking shows? Forget the gloves. It looks too "sterile". Just have fun. Practice some one liners. Make fun of yourself if you mess something up. If you are having fun, they will have fun and they will want you to come to their house.
     

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