We’re headed home today – and a few people told me Trade Shows weren’t necessary but hot damn, that’s definitely a moment of change and opportunity
The chance to chat with distributors and learn about a million different models of distribution means that I don’t have to settle for some of the brands that drive me a little nuts.
The opportunity to eat with brand owners and shop owners is a relationship all on its own that you can’t duplicate on the internet
And as a small town rural boutique owner the chance to discover brands and products in real life – I can’t just find a bigger baby store or visit a show room. I got to feel things and see things IRL that just now know will be a fit for @nestandsprout.ca
All to say, go to a trade show. I knew that going to PR conferences.
But maybe don’t take your husband, he’s great but a bit of a party pooper when it comes to socializing. Next year I’ll try to bring a member of the team and I’ll be sure to stay at the conference hotel.