First off, thank you to my new customers! Since the last blog, I have done done two events. I didn't meet my financial goals, but I did profit from both...and did them alone which was a struggle! After my first event - Hair Palooza at The Bonham Exchange - I decided that I needed a personal assistant. Well, she was supposed to come with me to the 2nd event, but was a no-show supposedly due to an emergency. But I sucked it up and did the event solo. One thing I realized, most people are looking for cheap bargains at these events. I can accommodate for some products, but because a lot of my brand partners have gone national, I would have to get permission for any discounts higher than 10-20% off (and that's even pushing it).
So, I've decided to limit doing events since I'm probably not going to find a reliable assistant anytime soon (I can be picky). And so far packing/unpacking, driving to the events, setting up/tearing down can be very exhausting and time consuming. The good thing about the events is that I did make some new connections and customers. And I realized that if I really need to, I can do it all by myself...for now.
That's it this go-round...except to let ya'll know that my Mardi Gras event is cancelled. I have so much going on right now and don't want it to be a hot mess. Plus, prom season is coming and that's when MVP has been the busiest. So I'd rather put my time and energy promoting my products and makeup services for prom. And I plan to move MVP to another location in the fall and might have another opening event at the new spot. So keep following and thanks for the support!